Hollywood isn’t known for being a place to create lifelong emotional bonds. After all, every reality show contestant ever has uttered “I’m not here to make friends” at least once or a million times. In the business of show, the competition is fierce. It’s no surprise that many celebrities to maintain pre-fame friendships to stay grounded.
The upcoming examples are unique outliers, though. The two people in question weren’t yet famous when they first met, but they both had that certain “it” factor of someone on the cusp of blowing up. Perhaps they recognized the early rush of charisma in one another; maybe some people are just destined to meet and be friends. But, to add a little more to the “aww” factor, most of them have remained close ever since.
In honor of National Best Friends Day, here are 16 celebrity duos who put the “forever” in BFF.