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15 Famous People You Probably Didn't Know Are Actually Pretty Good Friends

Did you know that Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been buds since 2016?

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which celebrities they were surprised to learn are friends. Here are some of their amazing responses.

Not all submissions were made by Community users.

1. Matthew McConaughey and Shawn Mendes

Matthew McConaughey and Shawn Mendes making a virtual appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden"
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Their backstory: In a recent appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Shawn went into detail about how his friendship with Matthew started. He said, "I'm pretty sure I forced this relationship on you — I messaged him a few times on Instagram, I asked for his phone number, and then I got a call. I was in desperate need of advice, and that's how the friendship started."

2. Mariah Carey and Millie Bobby Brown

3. Jack McBrayer and Alexander Skarsgård

Jack McBrayer and Alexander Skarsgård happily posing together at the SAG Awards
Rachel Murray / Getty Images

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Their backstory: Alexander and Jack were neighbors in Los Angeles around the time Alexander was on True Blood. In a 2019 interview, he revealed the pretty unusual way his friendship with Jack started: "[Jack] had a telescope fixed on my house that was on the other side of a canyon. ... I didn't have a TV when I moved in, [so] after a couple of months I got one — when I turned it on, I got a phone call a second [later], and [Jack said], 'You got a television.'"

4. David Beckham and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and David Beckham backstage at the "Live 8" concert in London in 2005
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Their backstory: Snoop Dogg and David Beckham became good friends when David moved to LA in the late 2010s. Apparently, he was the first person to ever listen to Snoop's 2009 album, Malice n Wonderland.

5. Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra

6. Judge Judy Sheindlin and Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson and Judge Judy at the Annual Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Gala in 2012
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Their backstory: Samuel and Judge Judy met a while back through Samuel's agent and have spent countless years hanging out together (mostly over dinner). Judge Judy even helped Samuel quit smoking — on WWHL in 2017, he said, "We used to smoke together, and when Judy stopped smoking, she made me stop smoking. She sent me to her doctor in White Plains, who actually treats you with sodium thiopental, and I quit."

7. Zach Braff and Harry Styles

Romantic candlelit dinner with my BFF @Harry_Styles at Mermaid Oyster Bar in NYC.

@zachbraff / Via Twitter: @zachbraff

"Harry and Zach tweeted back and forth in 2013. This friendship is especially cute, now that Zach has been in a yearlong relationship with Harry's Don't Worry Darling costar Florence Pugh." —hrsontag

Their backstory: On WWHL in 2014, Zach told Andy Cohen, "I met Harry through mutual friends, and he's a super-nice guy — he was cool enough to come to Sundance to see [Wish I Was Here], and then he tweeted out that he cried during the movie, and then it went viral."

8. Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez

Leah Remini wiping something off of Jennifer Lopez's face on the ALMA Awards red carpet in 2006
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Their backstory: Jennifer and Leah were suuuuper-tight buds before starring in Second Act together in 2018. Jennifer's ex-husband Marc Anthony introduced the two New York natives at the movie premiere for Man on Fire in 2004.

While promoting Second Act with Leah, Jennifer reminisced about meeting for the first time: "Her and Angelo [Leah's husband] came to the premiere and we instantly fell in love — we fell in love! That's the real love story here. Me and Marc broke up, and you and me stayed together!"

9. Adam Levine and Jonah Hill

Adam Levine and Jonah Hill sitting court-side at a Lakers game in 2008
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"Adam and Jonah — I found out that Jonah's brother Jordan was Maroon 5's manager. So the families are close, but man, this one never stops surprising me. Jonah even officiated at Adam's wedding!" —sambro777

Their backstory: Adam and Jonah grew up together in Los Angeles and have remained close to this day. In 2016, Hill appeared on The Howard Stern Show and described what it was like to officiate at his childhood BFF's wedding: "The joke I wrote was like, 'Adam and I grew up together. It's so nice to see all the people we grew up skateboarding with ― like Stevie Nicks and Robert Downey Jr.' I was giving him shit because he had really famous people at his wedding."

10. Lenny Kravitz and Gina Gershon

Lenny Kravitz and Gina Gershon backstage at the Rock'n'Road Rally party in 2000
Steve Azzara / Getty Images

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Their backstory: Lenny and Gina went to the same high school in Los Angeles, along with another famous classmate, Nicolas Cage (then Nicolas Coppola). They were involved in school plays together, like Oklahoma, with Gina in the lead acting role and Lenny playing drums in the pit.

They've stayed close over the years — Gina even appeared as Lenny's girlfriend in his music video "Again" in the early 2000s.

11. Isla Fisher and Courteney Cox

12. Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel wearing matching t-shirts that read "I'm with stupid" at a Red Sox game in the late 2010s
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Their backstory: Jimmy and Matt have participated in a playful feud with each other for about 13 years. The two constantly "bash heads" in fake fights everywhere they go, whether it's during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live or at an awards show. It's honestly pretty entertaining.

13. Connie Britton and Lauren Graham

In honor of the babely @conniebritton birthday, let's all party like its 1999! (Photo from 1999 for reference).

@thelaurengraham / Via Twitter: @thelaurengraham

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Their backstory: Before they made it big in TV and movies, Connie and Lauren met at an acting class in New York City — and they eventually became roommates once they moved to Los Angeles. At Vulture Fest in 2015, Connie said, "We had a friend who was going through a divorce, so she had a house that was mostly empty. Thankfully, there were a couple of bedrooms with a couple of beds in them, so we were set!"

14. Jenifer Lewis and Shangela

Jenifer Lewis and Shangela taste-testing a meal in their kitchen in 2012
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"Shangela and Jenifer are not only good friends, but Shangela also lives in Jenifer's house. The pictures of them together are amazing!" —MPB

Their backstory: Before they moved in together and starred in a hilarious YouTube series, Shangela was Jenifer's assistant. In a recent interview for Shadow and Act, Shangela reminisced about their journey: "I sometimes look back on the fact that we're friends and that we live in the same place, and I'm just so thankful to the universe and to God that she saw something in me to be a friend with. I'm thankful to her for being a mentor for me."

15. And Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.