- There are several celebrity pairs who have been friends since they were kids.
- Some pairs, like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez or Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are pretty well-known.
- But others, like Adam Levine and Jonah Hill, might surprise fans.
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Feldstein told Seth Meyers in 2017 that she met Platt at a bat mitzvah, and they immediately hit it off. But this was before they had cell phones, so they didn’t become best friends until Platt started attending the same school as her in ninth grade.
“The second week of school he got his braces off, and he texted me like ‘I got my braces off,’ and I left my class to come see his teeth,” she said. “I’m such a goody-goody and I love school, so he was like ‘I must mean a lot to you.'”
In June 2019, Platt posted several photos on Instagram from throughout their friendship to celebrate Feldstein’s birthday.
He wrote, “Happy 26th Birthday to my twin-soulmate-wife-mother-spirit-guide of over a decade @beaniefeldstein. Thank you for filling my life with endless love and vegan snacks. I love you forever.”
In fact, in 2015, Mae Whitman quote-tweeted a picture of her and Seyfried from their younger years featuring both of them in similar denim-on-denim looks, captioned “Canadian Tux!”
In 2016, Matt Damon told Entertainment Tonight, “I’ve known [Ben Affleck] for 35 years, and we grew up together. We were both in love with the same thing — acting and filmmaking. I think we fed on each other’s obsession during really formative, important years and that bonded us for life.”
When asked about his experiences as a child actor on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show,” Affleck said, “It instilled in me a deep love and affection for this art and craft and line of work, and it made Matt Damon so incredibly jealous, and drove him into a career in cinema.”
“Loving your new song ‘Fetish,’ we’ve come a long way since our Barney days,” Lovato said to Gomez in a 2017 tweet.
Gomez and Lovato followed very similar career paths from working on “Barney and Friends,” to starring on their own Disney Channel shows, to launching their successful music careers.
They also worked together again as teens in the 2009 Disney Channel original movie “Princess Protection Program.”
In response to a tweet questioning whether the two were friends, Macaulay Culkin wrote: “Of course we’re friends. @elijahwood and I will always be brothers … until he inevitably drops me off a cliff. #SpoilerAlert.”
The cliff-dropping is a reference to the 1993 film “The Good Son,” which they starred in together.
“From that day on we were super close,” she said. “I think some people know that, but they think it was that movie that brought us together and it really wasn’t.”
Hudgens was even one of Tisdale’s bridesmaids when she got married to Christopher French in 2014.
“I hosted once before, but this week has been really extra-special to me because one of my best friends is on the show now, and I’m so proud of her,” Gwyneth Paltrow said during her 2001 “Saturday Night Live” monologue. “We’ve known each other since we were 7 years old, and she’s super-funny and talented, and I’m so glad she’s in the cast. Her name is Maya Rudolph.”
Throughout the monologue, the pair shared memories of fifth-grade plays and their questionable middle-school fashion choices.
After working together as youngsters on “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” they became roommates when Gosling’s mother had to return to her job in Canada as the TV series continued filming in the US.
“My mom was his guardian for like six months, and so we actually lived together,” Timberlake said on a 2011 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
In 2011, the site even published a photo of the pair from 1987 that was taken at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Aniston also told Allure in 2011 that most days in high school she would hang out with a group of friends at Chaz’s house after classes ended.
“I literally jumped out of the car,” he said. “I was like, ‘Tobey! Tobey! Hey! Hey!’ And he was like, ‘Oh, yeah — I know you. You’re … that guy.’ But I just made him my pal. When I want someone to be my friend, I just make them my friend.”
By the time DiCaprio asked him to collaborate on “The Great Gatsby” in 2013, Maguire was actually living right next door to him.
Maguire said in a 2013 interview with People, “Leo and I have a lot of trust and respect for each other. We have a close friendship and I definitely have an affection for Leo.”
In 2016, Hudson shared a pic of them on Instagram with the caption, “Got to catch up with this beauty in the city” and the hashtag #MissAndLoveMeSomeLiv.
The famous families got to be pretty close through the years. So close, that when Husdon was pregnant with her third child in 2018, she posted a picture with Liv Tyler’s father, Steven Tyler, on Instagram with the caption “Baby girl got some good hugs from Papa Tyler this weekend.”
According to Entertainment Tonight, in 2017, Kardashian West shared on her app that she and Richie once stole lipsticks from a drugstore together when they were kids.
“Lauryn Hill was at my Bar Mitzvah,” Zach Braff tweeted in 2018, responding to Paris Hilton, who asked people to tell her something she didn’t know.
“The truth is that we’re really, really good friends. We’ve known each other since we were like 12,” Justice said.
“I think there was always something about Tyra and I think she saw that in me, too,” said Simmons in a 2013 interview with Hello! magazine.
Today, Banks is also a godmother to Simmons’ daughter, Ming.
“I was born here and I was raised here in Los Angeles. And when I was 5 years old, my best friends were Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen because we lived across the street from each other,” Troian Bellisario said in a 2011 interview with Seventeen magazine.