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    15 Celebrities Who Have Been Friends For A Super-Long Time

    These celebs are BFFs for life.

    Celeb friendships can be a fickle thing, but the following best friends have stood the test of time.

    1. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez

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    The pair met in 2009 at a Jonas Brothers concert as they were dating Joe and Nick Jonas, respectively. They immediately forged a close bond, and have kept up a strong friendship over the years that includes starring in music videos together, performing onstage, to hanging out in LA. This duo is certainly one for the ages.   

    2. Oprah and Gayle King

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    Everyone knows Gayle is Oprah's BFF. It's just fact. The now-iconic duo first met in 1976 while working at a Baltimore TV station. Oprah was working as a news anchor and Gayle as a production assistant. The best friends have given multiple, often uncensored interviews offering insight into their close bond — citing lack of jealousy and an instant connection as the magic behind their enduring 40-plus-year friendship. 

    3. Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson

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    The pair grew up together thanks to their respective famous parents and even starred in Dr. T and the Women in 2000. They've had endless cute friendship moments over the 20-plus years of friendship, from posing on red carpets to Aerosmith singalongs, and more. Liv is also the godmother to Kate's eldest child! 

    4. Bette Midler and 50 Cent

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    After connecting in 2008 through Bette's New York Restoration Project in 2008,  the unlikely duo formed a lasting friendship working on a community garden project in Queens, with 50 Cent founding the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden in the borough. There's a 30-year age gap between the two, with Bette known for her soaring vocals and 50 Cent being an obvious mainstay in the rap community. The BFFs are still close and can be seen posing for Instagram pictures together. 

    5. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio

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    After starring in Titanic together, this duo became best friends and are frequently seen cheering each other on at awards shows, and walking down the red carpet together. Leo even walked Kate down the aisle at her wedding! The pair are always there for each other. 

    6. Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah

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    The pair first met in Baltimore — Jada was a teenager, and Queen Latifah was performing at a club. Now close friends for over three decades, the icons have cemented their friendship time and time again. First, by starring in the '90s crime-thriller Set It Off, before reuniting for the 2017 comedy Girls Trip. PS: The First Lady of Hip-Hop credits her friend Jada for helping launch her acting career. They also have an incredible "Carpool Karaoke" segment you have to see! 

    7. Robert Pattinson and Tom Sturridge

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    The pair met at the age of 12 and have stayed close through their respective acting careers. Usually, the BFFs can be found strolling around NYC or London, and they have even gushed about each other in interviews. Talk about friendship goals! 

    8. Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller

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    Both equally talented in their own right, it only makes sense that these now BFFs would first meet on the set of The Edge of Love in 2008. Sienna has cited Kiera as her beauty icon and has supported her friend as she welcomed her first child in 2014. The low-key friends tend to keep to themselves, but show up to cheer each other on at movie premieres and Keira's 2013 wedding in France. 

    9. Meghan Markle and Serena Williams

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    We already know Serena is a legend — but did you know she's also BFFs with royalty? The tennis pro has been friends with Megan since 2010, with the dutchess going to support Serena at tennis matches over the years. Williams, who co-hosted Meghan's baby shower in 2019, has spoken up to defend Meghan, calling her "a selfless friend" according to People.

    10. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

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    The pair met on the set of Friends in 1994 and formed a strong, incredible friendship that's lasted 20-plus years. The pair have supported each other through respective divorces and have also celebrated fun times together, acting as maids of honor at each other's weddings. Jen is even a godmother to Courteney's daughter, Coco — how sweet is that?!

    11. Regina King and Gabrielle Union

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    Regina King and Gabrielle Union have an endlessly close bond, with Regina even saving Gabrielle's life at one point! The actors have gushed about each other in interviews, with Gabrielle telling Glamour that Regina can do anything. "She’s not pigeonholed by genre or character type or generation or time period. She moves effortlessly through all of it,” she said. The BFFs have also worked together — Regina directed a 2015 episode of Being Mary Jane, where Gabrielle played the lead character.

    12. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

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    The famous actors were once school pals, attending the same high school in Australia and co-starring together at the same theater company, The Phillip Street Theater! They didn't become friends until '91, after meeting again on the set of their movie Flirting. They've stayed close friends for over 35-plus years, supporting each other professionally and personally. They also post cute throwback pictures of each other.

    13. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning

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    The low-key celebs have been friends for years and have starred in various movies together like The Twilight Saga, Cutlass, and The Runaways. They've been there for each other during lows and have maintained a close bond over the years — with Dakota flying in to give Kristen an award at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards in 2016, noting that Stewart has been there for her through thick and thin.

    14. Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore

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    The pair first met as teens and became close after co-starring in the Charlie's Angels franchise together. The iconic actors have stayed friends since the early 2000s, citing each other as their bestie, posting cute photos together, and guest-starring in each other's IG lives.

    15. Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall

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    These BFFs have remained close for over 20 years and also starred in the 2013 comedy The Best Man Holiday together. The talented stars have spoken about maintaining their friendship over the years — Lathan presented Regina with an award at the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon — calling each other their "human diaries."  Sanaa also told the Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast that they stayed close even when executives had them competing for the same acting roles! That's true friendship, TBH.  

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