The Top 10 Unlikely Celebrity Friends
Friends are those people in our lives who are there for the good times and the bad. Usually friendships are formed on the basis of shared interests and common backgrounds, but sometimes strong bonds can form among the most unlikely of people.
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10. Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez
Eva and Mario are longtime self-proclaimed BFFs. They have apparently known each other “for years” and while both are attractive, they've somehow managed not to date each other. This is probably because both view each other more as brother and sister than lovers.
Eva sat in the audience with Mario’s mom wearing a “Vote for Mario” t-shirt when he was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. He was part of her wedding party when she married Tony Parker and she witnessed him change his daughter Mia’s diaper for the first time. He has also been a shoulder for Eva to cry on since her marriage to Parker ended. The good times, the bad times…that’s what friends are for.
9. Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong
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A bro-mance for the ages was ignited in 2006 when actor Matthew McConaughey and multiple Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong suddenly found themselves single and lonely. The two teamed up to get over their separate heartaches and a true friendship was born. These men would work out together, eat steak together, party together, and ride bicycles together…often while shirtless.
The two were so close and spent so much time together that gay rumors started being printed in magazines. They addressed the rumors, saying they were just great friends. Of their friendship, McConaughey says, “A lot of people don’t understand friendship and brotherhood. I have a great friend in him. I’d do anything he asked me to, even though he’d probably never ask me to, and he feels the same way.” That’s so sweet I’m going to take my shirt off.
8. Jerry Seinfeld and James Spader
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It is unknown how the comedian and actor became friends. One is known for creating a show about nothing and the other has made a career playing strange characters with kinky fetishes. What is known is Spader regularly attended taping of Seinfeld’s self-titled sitcom back in the day. He also guest starred in the episode The Apology where he played a recovering alcoholic named Stanky Hanky. The unlikely duo was last seen in public in 2001 when they were photographed riding in Jerry’s classic Porsche which subsequently broke down.
7. Jon Bon Jovi and Bill Belichick
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Mutual respect and admiration is a key ingredient for a great friendship and that’s exactly how rocker Jon Bon Jovi and New England Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick became buddies. Bill was a fan of Bon Jovi’s band and Bon Jovi was a fan of the New York Giants, one of Belichick's former teams.
The would-be friends first crossed paths in 1991 when Belichick was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants and Bon Jovi was soaring high on the charts with his hit single "Blaze of Glory." Since then they’ve stayed close, even when Belichick jumped ship and moved to the New England Patriots. Bon Jovi is known to drop in on practice and Belichick has joined Bon Jovi onstage to help the rocker belt out a ballad. In 2002 Bon Jovi dedicated the title track from their album Bounce to Belichick.
6. Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon
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These two Academy Award-winning actresses found themselves living in the same neighborhood and having children around the same time. This was all it took for the two to become firm friends and, more importantly, drinking buddies. Reese told InStyle magazine how the two met, saying, “Imagine my good fortune when Kate Winslet moved into my neighborhood, rang my door bell and said, 'Dahling Sam [Mendes] is off shooting, and I believe our children are the same age. Could they possibly have a play date and oh, by the way, it's almost 9 o'clock and I've had nothing to drink, do you have any wine?'” Apparently the drinking continues and the two like to go on adventures that are “too bawdy or tawdry or drunken to tell!” Sounds fun.