After joining the royal family – and then kind of leaving the royal family – the “Suits” actress, Meghan Markle, has seen a lot of the spotlight recently. Therefore, it will not be surprising for some to know that the Duchess of Sussex and the “Idols” runner-up, Katharine McPhee, are friends. When growing up, the two went to the same school and did musicals together.
The two were not really close during their schooling years, but when Markle moved to London, friendship really took root as McPhee was starring in the production “Waitress’ on West End. Even after the royal fallout, the two are close, if not closer. In fact, during the royal separation, it was McPhee’s hubby, David Foster, who organized a home for the royal lovebirds in Canada.
Jaden Smith & Moisés Arias
While most critics gave Jaden Smith a hard time after his performance in “After Earth,” we know there is one person who has Smith’s back – his lifelong buddy, Moisés Arias. If the name Moisés Arias does not ring a bell, you’d probably recognize this American-Colombian actor for his portrayal of Rico in “Hannah Montana.”
While Arias has left his Disney days behind, he still holds onto his friendships from the past. Smith and Arias are good friends – they might even be best friends as Arias calls Smith his best friend. Despite the age difference of five years, the two have been hanging around for ages- which means a lot of skateboarding. The two still obviously keep in touch and make time to hang out together.
Ariana Grande & Liz Gillies
Most of us probably assume that it was the Nickelodeon teen sitcom that introduced Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. But we’d be wrong. The two actually met when they were 13 and they met at the last place you’d assume 13 years old to be at – Broadway.
Not only does this prove that Grande and Gillies have been putting their talent to use for almost two decades, but it also proves that these girls take friendship seriously. Children’s channel Nickelodeon only gave these girls a golden opportunity to cement their friendship when they were both cast in “Victorious.” And even after the sitcom has ended, they continue to be friends. Now, isn’t that a “victorious” friendship?
Kendall Jenner & Bella Hadid
Gen Z does friendship differently. The friendship between Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid is a case in point. Unlike meeting at school, the local park, or the toy shop, these two first met online. This was in 2011 when both were in their mid-teens. Of course, they would get on like a house on fire as both are extremely stylish, fashion-conscious, and enjoy sushi.
In fact, their first in-person meeting involved sushi. And though these Gen Z ladies had a non-typical way of befriending one another, we’re happy to say they’re truly close buds. They’re always seen shopping together and year after year they hang out with each other at the Met Gala.
Courtney Love & Drew Barrymore
It is not hard to believe that these two are indeed friends and have been friends for ages. They’ve both been the entertainment industry’s ‘wild child’ at some time in their lives. That’s probably changed but the friendship between them has stayed the same.
Interestingly, their meeting wasn’t the classiest since the two ladies met while Courtney Love was puffing away in a bathroom and Drew Barrymore was only 8 years old at the time. Though there is an age difference between these two celebrities, they struck up a friendship. Their enduring connection just goes to show that age is after all just a number and that we can find friendship in the strangest of places, including a bathroom.