29+ Celebrity Bromances That Made Us Go 'Awww!'


| LAST UPDATE 08/22/2023

By Malikah Mcintosh

The Beatles said it best when they sang, "I get by with a little help from my friends." These Hollywood stars know that. Here's a list of the most iconic and completely aww-worthy celebrity bromances.

Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are the ultimate celebrity bromance. They have starred alongside each other in countless movies together, and nothing seems to be able to stop this dynamic duo.

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They first appeared on the big screen in the action comedy Central Intelligence. Johnson played a CIA agent who reunites with his old high school bud, played by Hart. Since then, they've appeared in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, and DC League of Super-Pets. There's nothing like working with your BFF.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

These best friends go way back. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck met when they were still kids, living two blocks away. When they realized that they both enjoyed acting and baseball, they became instant friends. They co-wrote the film Good Will Hunting together and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Over the years, the Boston natives have continued to work together. They also recently launched a production company. Affleck told James Corden, "Matt's a beautiful guy. I love him. He's my best friend… I would not suggest living with him." It turns out Damon wasn't a fan of dishes. Despite it all, they're BFFs.

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon

It was bromance at first backstage for these two. Former boy band member Justin Timberlake and Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon met backstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Since then, their friendship has made people laugh for years on SNL and The Tonight Show.

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Timberlake made multiple appearances on SNL and was featured in the sketches The Barry Gibb Talk Show: Bee Gees Singers and Bring It on Down to Wrappinville. When Fallon made the big move to host The Tonight Show, Timberlake, of course, supported his friend and was involved in some of the late-night host's best sketches. 

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Adam Levine and Blake Shelton

Levine was taken aback when he first met his costar on The Voice. He told People, "I remember when I saw him at the meeting at NBC, I was instantly very taken by him 'cause he was definitely not your typical country artist. He was not a cookie-cutter guy, and the second we met, we were friends."

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They appeared on 16 seasons of the hit singing competition show together. Through the years, their bromance and rivalry have been a source of entertainment. Shelton described their bond as, "We're those two guys you knew in high school where we have this bond that is unexplainable."

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Life imitates art with these unlikely best friends, minus the whole secret lab thing. Breaking Bad co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston met on the set of their hit drama. While the series ended in 2013, the bond between the two never faded. In fact, it's only grown since then.

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Cranston and Paul went into business together on a mezcal company called Dos Hombres. They also appeared as themselves on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Paul told People, "Bryan, he is my mentor, one of my best friends on the planet. I've learned so much from this guy." Aww!

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

These British actors knew each other for a long time, but it wasn't until they were working together on X-Men that they became close. Patrick Stewart told Wired, "...you spend more time sitting in your trailer than you do in front of the camera. So, Ian and I hung out together, drinking tea... and we got to know one another."

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After that experience, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen became mates for life. They continued to act together and document their adventures on social media. McKellen even officiated Stewart's marriage to Sunny Ozell. This iconic British duo can't be beaten!

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Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio

Long before they were household names, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio became best friends when auditioning in the '80s. DiCaprio told Esquire about their friendship, "When I want someone to be my friend, I just make them my friend." He recalled how he jumped out of the car and chased Maguire down when they were kids.

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DiCaprio also attributed taking on the role of Gatsby in the film adaptation of the classic novel to Maguire. DiCaprio said, "I don't know if I would've as easily dove into this experience if it weren't for him." The two friends have been seen attending basketball games, vacationing on yachts, and dining together in Paris.

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Jason Momoa and Channing Tatum

Jason Momoa and Channing Tatum go way back. A close source told People, "Channing and Jason have known each other through mutual friends for years. They run in similar circles and are both friends with a lot of stunt guys in the industry." Their bond became even closer when Tatum started dating Zoë Kravitz.

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Momoa was married to Kravitz's mother, Lisa Bonet. Although they announced their split in 2022, Momoa still supports Kravitz. Momoa posted on social media that he was on his way to attend the premiere of Batman, which Kravitz starred in, with Tatum. Keep scrolling to see what other celeb bromances made the list!

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Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Although their days as vampires are behind them, their friendship is certainly undead. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley portrayed brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore on the hit show The Vampire Diaries. The two became extremely close throughout the show's eight seasons and beyond. 

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They went into business and created their own bourbon whiskey brand. What did they decide to call it? They aptly chose Brother's Bond as a nod to their on-screen and off-screen friendship. Wesley told Us Weekly, "This is our baby. If Ian and I were to have a baby, this is our baby."

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Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish

Despite their nearly 20-year age difference, Scottish actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish became instant friends while working on Outlander. McTavish said about their dynamic, "He's kind of like my unruly teenage son, and I'm his grumpy dad, in a weird, weird way. I mean, technically I could just about be his dad."

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The two mates also star in Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. The docuseries follows the two friends as they travel across Scotland and discover more about their heritage. That's not all. McTavish and Heughan wrote a book about Scottish history and culture called The Clandlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland

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Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson

Comedian Pete Davidson and musician Machine Gun Kelly first met on the Wild' N Out set in 2017. It wasn't until two years later that they became friends on the set of The Dirt. Since then, the two have supported each other through the good and the bad.

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When Davidson struggled with mental health issues, MGK tweeted, "I'm in the plane now on the way to see Pete. Gonna make sure he's good, i promise. can't have my boy in the darkness like that." Davidson has appeared in several of MGK's music videos, and they costarred in Big Time Adolescence together. 

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George Clooney and Brad Pitt

These two Hollywood A-listers have been friends for a long, long time. Leading men George Clooney and Brad Pitt displayed their strong bond and friendship in the Ocean's trilogy. They started acting together back in the '80s and, to this day, are still filming projects.

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Their most recent project is a thriller directed by Jon Watts. A source told The Daily Mail about what it's like to have the two friends on set together for the film, "Brad and George's lifelong bromance is tighter than ever, and they are having a blast and causing some mischief."

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Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper

It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without these best friends ringing it in. Best friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen have been close friends for a long time. They first met in the '90s when they were set up by a friend on a date. However, things never turned romantic, and they became best friends instead.

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Since 2017, they've been hosting CNN's NYE broadcast. When they're not busy ringing in the new year, the two besties support each other in everything they do. From going on playdates with their kids to joining each other's talk shows, Anderson and Andy are one of the best of friends. Cheers to one of the best celebrity bromances!

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Jack McBrayer and Alexander Skarsgård

This unlikely duo is one of the more special celebrity bonds. The 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer and the former True Blood star Skarsgård have a special connection. Despite their acting careers not really having much crossover, the two have remained close through the years. 

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McBrayer has been Skarsgård's plus one at multiple events, including the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, when Skarsgård won an award for his performance in Big Little Lies. Talk about a hypeman! The two actors also starred in a Funny Or Die sketch together that was made to support Greenpeace's "Save the Arctic" campaign.

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James Corden and Dominic Cooper

The bond is strong and deep between these two Brits. The former host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, and Mamma Mia! actor Dominic Cooper have been close friends since before they were stars. They starred in the films The History Boys and Starter for 10 together and were roommates for some time. 

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When Cooper stopped by The Late Late Show, they revealed that it was actually Cooper that introduced Corden to his now-wife, Julia Carey. The friends have remained close over the years, and Corden named Cooper the godfather to his son, Max. This is one strong Hollywood bromance. 

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Jamie Dornan and Andrew Garfield

These two became friends long before becoming big actors. Garfield said on The Late Late Show that he and Dornan were neighbors and "were the kind of guys who would go to the Standard Hotel on Sunset Boulevard to play Ping-Pong and order one cocktail between us because we couldn't afford any more."

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While Jamie Dornan and Andrew Garfield are a long way away from being unable to afford a drink, they have remained close friends. Look how far they've come! The two friends both attended the 94th Academy Awards and were able to share that magical night.

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

These two are friendship goals. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele met while they were performing comedy in Chicago. Since then, their friendship went on to define comedy as we know it. They were the brains and costars behind the sketch comedy series Key & Peele

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Although their paths have gone on different trajectories, the pair remain close. Key cheered his BFF on as Peele won the Oscar for Get Out. The former roommates also recently worked on the Netflix film Wendell & Wild, voicing the leading roles. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to see this dynamic duo reunite again.

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Elton John and Eminem

Another out of the ordinary friendship sparked between rapper Eminem and singer Elton John. Back in 2001, the two performed on stage together at the Grammys. While the performance was considered controversial at the time, it created a strong bond between the two performers.

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When the Detroit native began his sobriety journey, Elton John volunteered to be his sponsor. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Tiny Dancer singer said the two have "been amazing friends." While they're an unlikely duo, Eminem and Elton John have been by each other's side through the good and the bad.

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman

Like any good Hollywood story, this one starts with a great meet-cute. Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. At the time, Jackman used to give Reynolds beef since he was married to his close friend, Scarlett Johansson. The "feud" continued.

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They have continued to prank and publicly rift each other. The two friends are set to appear together in Deadpool 3, with Jackman returning to his iconic character Wolverine. Despite the jokes, the friends are constantly there for each other. Jackman attended a Wrexham football game, which Reynolds is a partial owner of.

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John Stamos and Josh Peck

Stamos told Collider, "I think I was meant to meet Josh Peck." The Full House alum John Stamos and the Drake and Josh alum Josh Peck met on the sitcom Grandfathered. Although the series only lasted a year, their friendship blossomed into something much more. Stamos turned to Peck when he was in need.

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Peck, who has been sober since 2008, became a support system and a source of inspiration for Stamos. He said to Collider, "I wouldn't be alive, if I hadn't straightened up, and he was certainly part of it." The former costars still regularly hang out and exchange parenting advice.

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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

Alright, alright, alright. There is nothing quite like this bromance. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are such close friends that their kids call each other Uncle Woody and Uncle Matthew. They often refer to each other as a "brother from another mother," and there's a chance they may be related.

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Although nothing has been confirmed yet, the two don't need a DNA test to prove how tight of a bond they have. They've starred in a couple of films together, the hit HBO drama True Detective, and are working on a comedy series titled Brother From Another Mother for AppleTV+. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt

It is hard to believe that the first time these two A-listers shared the screen was for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Their friendship quickly became something much more than simply costars. When Pitt won the Golden Globe, he thanked his "partner in crime," DiCaprio, during his acceptance speech.

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Pitt continued to say, "I wouldn't be here without you man. I thank you, still. I would have shared the raft." He finished off as a nod to DiCaprio's Titanic role. The two friends continued to show off their newfound friendship during the rest of the awards season. 

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Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel

The hilarious "feud" between these two stars has become one of late-night's longest-running bits. It all started as a gag when Kimmel ended an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, saying, "I want to apologize to Matt Damon. We ran out of time." The joke then evolved into a full-fledged bit.

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Over the years, their "feud" has continued to grow. They even took the bit to the Emmy Awards that Kimmel hosted. After Kimmel lost the award to John Oliver, Damon came on stage and poked fun at the late-night host. This is one bromance we never want to see end.

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Donald Faison and Zach Braff

Zach Braff and Donald Faison were cast as best friends in the sitcom Scrubs. Although the series wrapped in 2010, the two have remained as thick as thieves. They created a podcast series titled Fake Doctors, Real Friends, where they give commentary and recall memories from the show that brought them together.

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Faison met his wife, CaCee Cobb, at Braff's 30th birthday party, and when it came time to get married, they tied the knot in Braff's backyard. Braff told The Hollywood Reporter about Faison, "I really wish we lived next door to each other and we could sit on our front porches and talk." Their friendship is #bromancegoals. 

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Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

They seem like a far-fetched pairing. Paul Rudd is an actorwho is best known for his comedic roles in films like Role Models, Clueless, and Ant-Man. While on the flip side, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is known for his role in the horror drama The Walking Dead. Yet, these two stars have a bromance for the books.

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The two actors are neighbors in upstate New York and have known each other for years. When the owner of a beloved candy store in town passed away, Rudd, Morgan, and their wives decided to buy the shop to save it from being closed forever. How sweet is that!

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

These two are so close that they practically share a name. Steve Martin and Martin Short have been the gold standard in bromances for decades. They became fast friends while working on the 1986 film Three Amigos! Their friendship only solidified when they reunited for Father of the Bride.

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Over the decades, the two have embarked on cross-country tours, won lifetime achievement awards, released a Netflix special, and co-hosted Saturday Night Live. When asked what they admire most about the other, Martin told People that his friend is "the perfect person." Short said, "Steve's best quality is who he is as a man."

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John Mayer and Andy Cohen

In an article for Entertainment Weekly, talk show host Andy Cohen wrote, "John Mayer and I have what some would consider an unlikely friendship. He's one of our greatest living guitarists, and I'm regarded as the dude that stirs the s*** on late-night TV." So, how did they become so close? Their love for the Grateful Dead.

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They met through a mutual friend in New York City and instantly connected. The two have remained close over the years, often appearing in each other's social media posts. Mayer gave a speech when Cohen was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The New Light singer stopped by Watch What Happens Live to serenade his bestie.

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Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider

It doesn't seem like there's a movie where you see Adam Sandler without Rob Schneider and vice versa. The two first met when they were cast members on Saturday Night Live. Since then, they've appeared in Grown Ups50 First Dates, Hot Chick, Sandy Wexler, and many more films together. 

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Rob Schneider told Us, "There's 30 years of history there. There's a trust. He knows that if he's stuck in a scene that we'll figure out how to get out of it without even having to talk about it. He knows I'll come up with something or he'll come up with something. Then I'll follow and vice versa."

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Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson

These two go way back. The comedians met when they were both at Second City Detroit. Now, they're both Hollywood stars on hit TV shows. Richardson is best known for his role on the HBO comedy Veep, while Robinson is most recognized for his Netflix series I Think You Should Leave

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The two often post heartfelt birthday messages to the other on their social media, spend Thanksgiving together, and told Men's Health that "every phone call ends with, 'I love you, bud.'" The two friends also created a show called Detroiters, where they star as best friends on-screen. Their bromance is one for the ages. 

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Chris Pratt and Rob Lowe

While some co-workers come and go, others are forever. That's the exact case with former Parks and Recreation stars Chris Pratt and Rob Lowe. Since starring alongside each other on the famed NBC hit comedy, these two have made a bromance to last the ages, way outside the borders of Pawnee.

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Pratt posted a selfie of the two actors golfing together and wrote, "Literally- the best day ever on the links with #ChrisTraeger himself @robloweofficial." They have also been spotted paddle boarding together, and Lowe even surprise crashed Pratt's premiere for the film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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