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A History Of Beyoncé And Gwyneth Paltrow's Unlikely Friendship

The queen of GOOP, slayin' with Queen B.

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According to Gwyneth Paltrow, she first hit it off with Beyoncé at a charity event in the early '00s and they've been BFFs ever since.


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January: Gwyneth says Beyoncé and Faith Hill both helped inspire her Country Strong character, Kelly Canter.

October: Ellen Degeneres grills Gwyneth about her friendship with Beyoncé on her show.

November: Gwyneth admits she asked Beyoncé for help with her CMA Awards performance.

December: Beyoncé and Gwyneth spend New Years together with their husbands in Las Vegas.


January: Gwyneth calls Beyoncé "the most talented human being on the planet."

February: Beyoncé and Gwyneth attend the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in matching black mini-dresses. They're spotted holding hands backstage and are seen clapping politely when Eminem beats out Jay Z for Best Rap Album.

August: Beyoncé gushes about Gwyneth to Harper's Bazaar: "She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day."

September: Gwyneth helps a pregnant Beyoncé celebrate her 30th birthday aboard a yacht.

October: Beyoncé, Gwyneth and Jay Z are spotted handing out in Carroll Park.


January: Beyoncé gives birth to Blue Ivy and Gwyneth takes to Twitter to make sure people get her friend's new baby's name right.

RT @Sparrow_Teague @GwynethPaltrow is it ivy blue, or blue ivy? so confused..It's Blue Ivy Carter!

Gwyneth Paltrow@GwynethPaltrowFollow

RT @Sparrow_Teague @GwynethPaltrow is it ivy blue, or blue ivy? so confused..It's Blue Ivy Carter!

9:07 AM - 08 Jan 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

June: Beyoncé and Jay Z attend a Coldplay concert with Gwyneth.

Gwyneth gets in hot water after tweeting "Ni**gas in paris for real" after joining Beyoncé, Jay Z and Kanye West on stage during a Watch The Throne tour date in Paris. Beyoncé and Jay Z never comment on the tweet.

Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh

Gwyneth Paltrow@GwynethPaltrowFollow

Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh

6:56 PM - 01 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

September: Beyoncé posts a birthday card from Gwyneth and family on her website.

October: Beyoncé celebrates Gwyneth's 40th birthday with Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Wiig, and Ethan Hawke in New York.

March: Gwyneth brags about Beyoncé to Vogue because Bey is too modest to do it herself: "When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I've ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job."

April: Gwyneth does her best impressions of both Beyoncé and Jay Z on Ellen.

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Later in the month, Jay Z and Beyoncé go on a double date with Chris Martin and Gwyneth.


June: Beyoncé and Gwyneth reportedly plan a girl's trip to central California to escape the media.

August: Beyoncé visits Gwyneth's home and stages an impromptu photoshoot while in Los Angeles for her On The Run tour.

February: Gwyneth introduces BFF Beyoncé at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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