Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs

Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 21, 2010

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BFF’s Serena Williams and Selita Ebanks are always tweeting their love for each other. A few months ago Selita may have spilled the beans on Serena alleged upcoming nuptials to rapper Common.

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“I don’t get to see her a lot, but she’s my girl.” Both have come a long way since they were bank robbing besties in ’Set it Off."

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Beyonce on mom Tina: “She’s one of my best friends.”

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“We’re inseparable. I met Niecy in 1994 and over the years she has kept me strong in this business., and in life…she introduced me to my fiance, Lamar Sally, and we’ll be bridesmaids in each other’s wedding this year.”

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“We’re honest and respect each other as women, mothers and artists,” says Monica. The singers, both talented and gritty, are godmothers to each others’ children. They also created one of the best female duets on their 2009 track, “Trust.”

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LaLa and Ciara are besties — many times found with the remainder of their circle, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian — are often pictured eating, dancing and shopping together. They are so tight that many comment that they are starting to look alike.

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These two world-renowned supermodels found a friendship on the catwalk.  Both started off as teens in the modeling industry and are now in their 30s. The pair have witnessed each other successfully transition to fashion moguls. Tyra Banks, who has yet to have children of her own, is godmother to Simmons’ oldest daughter, Ming Lee.

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LaLa and Ciara are besties — many times found with the remainder of their circle, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian — are often pictured eating, dancing, and shopping together. They are so tight that many comment that they are starting to look alike.

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It was easy for Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin to play best friends on “Martin.” The two have been friends for more than 20 years, having co-starred in 1986’s “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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The NFLers have a lot in common. Both stars of last season’s VH1 reality shows, they play for the Cincinnati Bengals, have ton of kids, and are constantly criticized for being arrogant and not really loving Black women. A match made in heaven.

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We remember when Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union kicked it hard, but now that Union is boo’d up with her man Dwayne Wade, Sanaa has found herself in the company of the uber-talented Taraji P. Henson. The down-to-earth duo loves to party, and have been spotted together ever since working on the Tyler Perry film, “A Family That Preys.”

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“Bran just gets me and I get her. We’re like sisterfriends.” Sharing the same birthday (February 11) is only the tip of this celeb friendship.

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Everyone wishes they could be Oprah’s best friend, but for as long as we can remember, Gayle King has had the title. The pair, who have been friends for over 25 years, they’ve had to dispel rumors of a romantic relationship. Oprah and Gayle, now a media maven herself, continue in business together and share both professional and personal trials and triumphs.


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These two are some bad chicks, and for them to call each other besties makes perfect sense. Both ladies make headlines for drama, but they remain strong. The two spent a vacation together in Puerto Rico earlier this year.
 That must’ve been interesting!

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Who knew that these two were so close?  After Alicia Keys shouted her out at the 2010 BET Awards, Queen Latifah was one of the very select few who made it on Alicia Keys’ private honeymoon yacht in France after the mommy-to-be married rapper Swizz Beatz.

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Not as odd a match-up as you might think. Both singers’ artistry is out of the box while very much in the public eye. Rihanna planned a circus-themed bachelorette party for the happily engaged Perry this summer at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. They’ve been spotted on vacationing together and sharing moments at this year’s VMAs.

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Beyonce, who at one time was a member of the group Destiny’s Child with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, ended up being closer to actress Gwyneth Paltrow when it comes to true friendship. The two, who earlier this summer went on a trip to London, have been homies since 2006 when their husbands Sean Carter and Chris Martin became pals.


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