Did You Know They Were BFFs Before The Fame? Celebs We Didn’t Know Were Homies Before They Made It

November 29, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

Lauryn Hill & Zach Braff

Both from Jersey, the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill singer and the former “Scrubs” star were childhood cronies who used to tell each other deep dark secrets and share lunches. Naw, I’m just kidding, I don’t think it was all that deep, but they were friends as kids, and so cool with one another that Braff asked Hill to come to his Bar Mitzvah. The story he told Jane Magazine a few years back goes like this:

Lauryn Hill did go to my bar mitzvah. There was a game called Coke and Pepsi. You’d have a partner, and one person was Coke and the other Pepsi. Depending on what the DJ would yell, you had to run and get on that person’s lap. And Lauryn was my Coke and Pepsi partner.

Hmmm, sounds a little inappropriate for young people, but whatever works…

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  • I never knew that.

  • Child_Puhleez

    Re: Rosie Perez & ‘Pac: Um, how sweet?! LOL!!! Good for them, though. xD

  • Child_Puhleez

    Not surprised Raven Symone & Lindsy Lohan “hit if off,” being familiar spirits. smh

  • xpander2k

    Erm, it’s Christopher ‘Reeve’ not ‘Reeves.’ I think they are confusing him with the original actor that played Superman on the 1950s TV show, George Reeves.

  • iHeartMarijuana

    A very interesting article. The story about Rosie P and Tupac was cute. I also love that shot of Jennifer Anniston and Chaz. Lauryn and Zach Braff being friends is a total shocker!

  • britchick91

    I have my doubts about the Adele and Jessie J story .They say that any famous person that attended the Brit school were besties i.e. Adele, Amy Winehouse,Leona Lewis and Jessie J

  • britchick91

    The Robin Williams and Christopher Reeves one made me tear up

  • sweets

    Everyone knows pam and gina are friends in real life.

  • Mina

    I always knew about Tisha and Tichina but that Snoop Diaz thing is a bit of a stretch…So far you may have named 3 BBF’s

  • Pac just seemed like he had an incredible spirit all around!! RIP!! Still miss him! Crazy that it’s been 16 years!!!!!

    • YankHill

      He was a rapist…

  • ABlackWoman

    Obama and Hill Harper.. Good lawd those are some fine black men

    • Nene

      Ok girl.

  • Ross

    Jennifer made ‘The Rachel’. not ‘The Jennifer’.

    • Ross

      Also…WE WERE ON A BREAK!

  • sassybuttclassy

    Definitely a misleading title… VERY few were actually BFF.

    • Lov3lyLady32


  • When I think of BFF, I think of someone you share everything with. Your actual best friend but when I started going through the annoying list, (I stopped at #9) I guess I can say that I am BFF with some of these people too. Snoop Dogg and Diaz and I are BFF because we really did go to the same school. Long Beach Polytechnic High School, even though I graduated in 1985. Maybe I should tell my best friends what I want for Christmas.

    • Candacey Doris

      I have to agree. Me and 50 cent must be homies. We grew up in the same area…15 years apart, lol.

  • Alohilani

    It seems that the word ‘homies’ is being used in place of ‘acquaintance’.

  • Gigi

    Friendships that surprised me the most: Lauryn and Zach; Tupac and Tony Danza. Friendship that touched me the most: Christopher Reeves and Robin Williams (actually teared up on that one).

    • Omg! Me too at Christopher Reeves and Robin Williams!

      • he (robin) used to come up here to uva hospital to visit christopher often after his accident

    • danxjr

      Lauryn was on Sesame street. DANZA and TUPAC was a surprise. Robin Williams and Reeve(Superman is a surprise). We definitely know Reeve was the designated driver. I think one that makes Rosie Perez attractive is that if you were in the room , you had a shot.