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20 celebrities you really wouldn't expect to be pals

All celebrities know each other and are friends: A treatise.

IT’S A SMALL world already, but it gets even smaller when you’re a celebrity. Here is incontrovertible proof that all famous people know each other, and are friends. (Thank you to Alan Maguire for his tireless work in this area.)

1. Shane Richie and Tom Cruise

friends Source: PA Wire

Yes, Alfie Moon and Ethan Hunt used to hang out. In an interview with the Irish Sun last year, Shane said he was friends with Hugh Jackman, which is maybe believable.

But Tom Cruise? We can’t imagine it, but here’s what he says:

We used to go Go Karting together. Nicole Kidman was on the West End and so was I, so me and Tom and two mates would meet up at 11pm and race Go Karts all night until the early hours. He’s lovely.

2. Bette Midler and 50 Cent

These two! Bette and Mr Cent met when he volunteered to help out at her charity, and from what she’s said about him they really hit it off:

I’d love to collaborate with him, but I’m way older than him. I really can’t rap but I’d like to sing in the background on Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He’s really made my life worth living. 50 has been with me through thick and thin.

3. Keanu Reeves and Trinny Woodall

keanu reeves Source: PA Wire

When Trinny of Trinny and Susannah fame was going through a divorce in 2008, she found comfort in her friendship with Keanu Reeves.

They were introduced by a mutual friend, and were spotted together loads over the course of a few months – here she is on the back of his motorbike, for example. Mind-blowing.

4. Joan Rivers and Prince Charles

Prince's Trust Comedy Gala 2012 - London Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Joan and Charles got friendly after being seated next to each other at a dinner party in 2003, and she ended up coming to his wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005.

When the comedienne died in 2014, the prince released a statement calling her “utterly irreplaceable”. Ah :(

5. Mila Kunis and Princess Beatrice

rs_600x600-150817090458-600.Ashton-Mila-Princess-B.jl.081715_copy Source: E! News

Continuing the royal theme, apparently Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Princess Beatrice used to hang out all the time? The princess and her ex-boyfriend used to go on double dates with the famous pair quite a bit, but this has cooled off since their split.

6. Cheryl Cole/Tweedy etc and Khloe Kardashian

It’s not that friendship between these two people would be particularly surprising per se, but when did it happen? How did they suddenly become super close friends without the world noticing?

We all found out when Cheryl wrote a Khloe what was basically a birthday essay on Instagram in 2015:

Sometimes in life you come across people you just connect with, that was exactly how I felt when I met Khloe. I felt like I knew her already. She has such a big heart and a very special soul.

For her part, Khloe was so excited when Cheryl announced her pregnancy, and sent her a £5000 gift hamper on the birth of her son Bear. Cute.

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jason Byrne

The Hamilton creator and the Irish comedian appear to go wayyyy back – their earliest Twitter exchange is from 2011, but according to Lin they went on holidays to Spain “a million years ago”.

We have not yet received a satisfactory origin story for this friendship, but we deeply desire it. Lin, Jason, let’s chat.

8. John Travolta and Lady Gaga

These two most likely met through Ryan Murphy, the man behind American Horror/Crime Story, but we still need to know more about the hows and the whys of it all.

Please look at them dancing together at a Grammys party last year.

9. Harry Styles and Zach Braff

This all happened in 2013 after Zach realised that Harry followed him on Twitter. They exchanged messages, then had a “romantic candlelit dinner” together, then were each other’s plus-one at a movie premiere. Nice, eh? There was also this fascinating tidbit:

10. And Kanye West and Kristen Stewart

kristen-stewart-a-600 Source: Instagram/People

This is actually perfect when you think about it. She’s an actress known for not smiling on the red carpet. He’s a rapper known for not smiling on the red carpet. They’re both into fashion, and met at Paris Fashion Week. It’s a match made in heaven.

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