All Of The Most Unlikely A-List Friends On Instagram

Adele and Nicole Richie? Jennifer Aniston and Ed Sheeran? Stranger things have happened...

Celebrity Instagram Friendships

by Shana Lynch |
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We imagine the contacts book of an A-lister must be pretty impressive — imagine all the famous actors, singers and models you’d meet just doing your job — which is why we’re never really surprised when we see pictures of the rich and famous hanging out with the other rich and famous. That being said, there are some A-list friendships that really throw us for a loop, and they usually come as a result of Instagram.

Case in point: over the weekend, Adele took to Instagram to share a funny belated birthday post for Nicole Richie. Did you know the two were friends? No, we didn’t either — but looking at the silly pictures and videos Adele shared, it’s safe to say this isn’t a new friendship.

These two aren’t the only surprising A-list friendship, either. There’s our obvious favourite of all-time: Jennifer Aniston, Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox. Jen and Courteney aren’t a mystery, but we’ll never know how Ed managed to get in there. And then there’s Taylor Swift’s Squad (or Cardigan Crew), which seems to grow by a new celebrity every time we check.

From Kris Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence to Cara Delevingne and Rihanna, here’s the weirdest, most surprising celebrity friendships on Instagram.


The Most Unlikely A-List Friends On Instagram

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Adele and Nicole Richie

Adele took to Instagram last week to wish a belated happy 39th birthday to her 'daily dose of grace,' friend Nicole Richie. 'You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery!' wrote the singer.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae

However you feel about the friendship between the 41-year-old mother-of-three and the 19-year-old TikTok star, it doesn't look like these two are leaving each other's sides anytime soon.

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Courteney Cox and Laura Dern

It's no wonder these two are BFFS considering they both have long-running Hollywood careers, but last Christmas Courteney let us in on the cutest secret: the actresses and their families have spent Christmas Eve together for the last 14 years in a row. Aww.

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Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra

Before she joined, and then left, the Royal Family, Meghan Markle was just a young actress in LA hanging out with pals like Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Bieber

Back before she joined Instagram — and promptly broke the Internet — the only glimpses we saw of Jen on the 'gram were when other people shared selfies with her, like this one with Justin Bieber.

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Emilia Clarke and Matt LeBlanc

Considering they're both stars of hugely successful, long-running TV series, this a friendship we whole-heartedly support.

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Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

We knew Taylor's Squad was pretty all-encompassing, but Joe Jonas really threw us for a loop here.

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Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga

Um, can you say 'iconic'?

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Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner

The selfie power of these two together is almost too much for us to handle.

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Dakota Fanning and Kirsten Dunst

Dakota welcomed Kirsten to Instagram with a picture of the two actresses looking like sisters. Wonder what Elle thinks?

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Cara Delevingne and Rihanna

For the singer's 30th birthday, model Cara Delevingne shared collage full of fun pictures of the two friends. We have never been so jealous.

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Drake, Hailey Bieber and Ruby Rose

For Kendall Jenner's 20th birthday, Drake, Hailey Bieber and Ruby Rose all posed for a photo-booth picture together. Can honestly say we never expected to see a picture of this group of people.

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Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and Jaime King

Remember what we said about Taylor's Squad being all-encompassing? Here she is with pals Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and Jaime King.

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Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Taylor Swift

Taylor fits right in with supermodel BFFs Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne.

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Jennifer Aniston and Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran fell prey to the American holiday of Thanksgiving at Jennifer Aniston's house where he ate too much, drank too much and passed out{ =nofollow}.

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Rashida Jones and Tracee Ellis Ross

Rashida Jones and Tracee Ellis Ross, two of the funniest women on TV, have been best friends since childhood.

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Kris Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence

We finally know who Kris Jenner's favourite daughter is, and it's not who you'd think... It's Jennifer Lawrence! The momager took to Instagram to wish her 'favourite daughter' a happy 30th birthday.

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton

Kim is probably one of the most connected A-listers these days, but it's important to remember where her story began: as Paris Hilton's assistant. The two have been friends ever since.

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Jenna Dewan and Jennifer Lopez

A dance party with these two BFFs would be epic.

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Busy Phillips and Selma Blair

A friendship we fully support.

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Kris Jenner, Courteney Cox, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

We don't even know where to start with this one.

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Blake Lively and Florence Welch

Blake and Florence have been best friends for years and they must have a pretty solid friendship, considering it survived Florence burning Blake's wedding dress...

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Maddie Ziegler and Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Dance Mom's survivor Maddie Ziegler are the best of friends and bonded over their mutual appreciation for each other.

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Cara Delevingne and Geri Halliwell

Cara would've made a great sixth Spice Girl.

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Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga

This friendship makes perfect sense when you consider Barbra Streisand played Ally in the 1976 version of A Star is Born.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Jerry Seinfeld

GP surely have a phone full of amazing A-list contacts, we just weren't expecting this one.

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Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez

Jen and Selena share a really close bond, with Jen saying, 'You've always been so sweet. You really are a genuine fan. It's amazing. We've known each other for years. You've been to my house. We've had pizza. Girl after my own heart, do we love a pizza or what? We love a pizza.' We love pizza, too, Jen!

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Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz and Adele

We love a good celebrity BFF selfie, especially when it's for a good cause, like this one of JLaw, Cameron Diaz and Adele taken the the Women's March in 2018.

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Lady Gaga and June Brown

Lady Gaga shared this snap with June Brown AKA Dot Cotton.

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Princess Eugenie, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Princess Eugenie became good friends with actors and married couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher after they were introduced by Beatrice's ex-boyfriend, Dave Clark{ =nofollow}.

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Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson

Mindy and Emma bonded backstage while working on their film Late Night.

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Taylor Swift and Blake Lively

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is an OG member of the Squad.

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

We have so many questions.

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Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox

He's friends with Jen, so it makes sense that the singer is pals with Courteney, too.

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Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep

The star power in this picture almost makes it too much to look at.

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Zach Braff and Harry Styles

Another one we truly never saw coming.

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