It Was All Good Just A Week Ago: Former Celebrity BFFs
Romantic relationships in Hollywood come and go. Apparently, so do friendships. Although they were best friends forever at one point in time, these celebs eventually went from friends to frenemies.
Katy Perry and Rihanna
Pop stars Rihanna and Katy Perry were BFFs for several years. After her violent and public breakup with R&B singer Chris Brown in 2009, Rihanna turned to Perry for a shoulder to cry on. However, Perry didn’t approve of Rihanna and Brown rekindling the flames once again. A close friend to Perry said she felt that her former bestie was “making a huge mistake and [she] doesn’t want to be part of it.” The on-and-off again relationship between Rihanna and Brown is once again off and reportedly the two pop star divas are friends again. Perry was recently spotted at Rihanna’s concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna
Gwyneth Paltrow helped her friend superstar singer Madonna get through her divorce from husband Guy Ritchie but rumor has it they soon stopped speaking to each other. Madonna was allegedly the cause for the tiff after she fired their mutual friend and trainer Tracy Anderson. Paltrow was so upset with her former friend and workout buddy, the Iron Man 3 star has reportedly banned the “Like A Virgin” singer from their famous circle of friends including Stella McCartney, Beyoncé and Kate Hudson.
Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak
Before starring on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality show together, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak were friends in real life. So much so that Leakes was actually the one to introduce her friend to the producers of the show. Fans loved the chemistry between the two, who seemed to enjoy a love/hate relationship, but after an intense argument during a road trip on season three, the friendship was over once and for all. During the taping of last season’s reunion show, Leakes and Zolciak buried the hatchet by hugging it out and congratulating each other on their recent successes. Zolciak has always credited Leakes for the life she has today because she met her husband through the show.
J. Lo and Eva Longoria
Latina superstars Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria seemed to have a lot in common. The diminutive stars both have big personalities and were getting along great as friends until a photo surfaced of the “Desperate Housewives” star seated on the lap of Lopez’ husband Marc Anthony in 2008. When Lopez and Anthony officially split in 2011, Longoria offered a shoulder for her dear friend’s soon-to-be ex-husband to cry on. Lopez and Longoria are no longer friends.
Denise Richards and Heather Locklear
Fellow actresses Denise Richards and Heather Locklear got along great as friends but that friendship didn’t keep Richards from breaking the cardinal rule of the girl code: do not date your girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend or in Locklear’s case, ex-husband. After more than 12 years of marriage, the “Melrose Place” actress divorced her husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Soon after, Richards, who was ending her marriage to Charlie Sheen around the same time, started dating her friend’s former man. They stayed together for about a year before calling it quits. In 2011, Richards and Sambora tried to rekindle the relationship but ended up in splitsville again. Although she was accused of being a home wrecker, during an interview with Us Weekly, Richards assured everyone she “[dated] a former friend’s husband, [but did not] break up a marriage.”
Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton
Hollywood socialites Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton were pals since childhood. The two even starred in their own reality show together. But in April of 2005, reports surfaced that the friendship was over. Although the two refused to publicly talk about the cause of the rift, Paris has said, “It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends. Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” The reason why Hilton was so upset with her former BFF? Richie allegedly showed a group of friends one of Hilton’s homemade sex tapes. They were on friendlier terms a year later but their friendship has never been the same since.
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman
They were known as The Two Coreys back in the 80’s. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman grew up in the movie industry together like brothers, starring in seven movies together including “The Lost Boys.” They teamed up together almost 20 years later to star in the reality show “The Two Coreys” in 2007, but Feldman ended the friendship after Haim relapsed and started using drugs again. In a 2008 interview with People magazine, Feldman said, “I don’t feel that he’s a safe person to have around my wife and child at the moment, for a multitude of reasons.” Haim died of pneumonia in 2010.
Paris Hilton and Kim K.
Does Paris Hilton have a habit of shedding childhood friends? In addition to ditching her former bff Nicole Richie, the hotel heiress also ended her friendship with reality television star Kim Kardashian. They were once preschool classmates and when they got older, they were inseparable on the club scene. Although Hitlon enjoyed her fame first, by the time Kim and the Kardashian clan started to become a household name, the former friends were exchanging barbs with each other in the media. During a radio interview, Hilton infamously poked fun of Kardashian’s derrière: “I would not want [Kim’s butt] – it’s gross! It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.”
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera both got their start on the Mickey Mouse Club. As the pair got older and more famous, the competitive edge outlasted the friendship. They both dropped debut singles within eight months of each other and have been at war with each other professionally ever since. The former friends were even on competing reality singing show competition shows last year: Spears was a judge on Fox’s “American Idol” while Aguilera was a mentor on NBC’s “The Voice.” During a recent interview, Aguilera explained the nature of their friendship: “There have been so many stories about the two of us not getting on. We don’t keep closely in touch with one another, and it’s obvious how our lives have taken on two different directions. I don’t pass any judgment on what she does,” says Christina. “I always wish her all the best.:
Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski
Viewers couldn’t get enough of reality star pals Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski on Bravo’s hit show “The Rachel Zoe Project.” The feisty duo styled some of Hollywood’s biggest stars while entertaining their fans with their snarky personalities. Unfortunately, when Goreski left the show in 2010 to go at it alone, their friendship suddenly ended. He even pilfered her client, A-list celeb Demi Moore, when he left. Zoe said she felt used while Goreski maintained he did nothing wrong.
Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag
Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag were best friends until a boy got in between the two. The reality show best friends starred in MTV’s “The Hills” in 2006 and were inseparable until a boy named Spencer Pratt came into the picture. Even though Conrad tried to warn her friend about Pratt, Montag chose her boyfriend over her best friend. Although she was in attendance at the ceremony when the couple eloped in Mexico, Conrad and Montag are no longer on speaking terms.
Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Guidice
There’s nothing like having a friendship end on reality television. It’s no secret that there was turmoil between New Jersey housewives and friends Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Guidice. When Jacqueline was a no-show for season three’s reunion show, the other housewives blames Teresa for her absence. Tensions between the two were further intensified after Teresa accused her sister-in-law of being a stripper on season four. This convinced Jacqueline that she was correct in cutting Teresa out of her circle of friends in the first place.
Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood
Singers Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood were supposed to be friends until Simpson was photographed wearing a t-shirt that read, “Real Women Eat Meat” in 2008. Many took this to be a jab at her friend Underwood who won GoVeg.com’s “Sexiest Vegetarian.” Rumor had it jealously played a factor in their friendship’s demise. At the time, Simpson’s album flopped while Underwood seemed to do no wrong. Though they both claimed there was no drama between the two, it was clear Simpson and Underwood were no longer friends.
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan
Paris Hilton has yet again shed another friend. The hotel heiress was friends with child star Lindsay Lohan until 2006 when a video surfaced of Hilton’s friend Brandon Davis calling the troubled starlet and Parent Trap actress a “fire crotch.” Hilton was seen standing next to Davis in the video snickering at his comment instead of defending Lohan. Obviously after the video went viral, the two friends were friends no more.
Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds
Elizabeth Taylor had the world’s sympathy when her husband Eddie Fisher died tragically in a plane crash in 1958. But that sympathy quickly turned into shock then horror when word leaked that she sought comfort in the arms of her best friend, Debbie Reynold’s, husband. However, that marriage didn’t last long once Taylor laid eyes on her Cleopatra co-star Richard Burton. Reynolds eventually forgave her friend; she voted for her when Taylor was nominated for an Oscar for BUtterfield 8 and even starred with her in These Old Broads. When she died in 2011, Taylor bequeathed some of her notoriously expensive jewels to Reynolds.