15 Celebrities Who Say They’re Really Just Friends… Really

March 18, 2015  |  
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Do you believe these celebrities who say they’re really just friends? We’ll let you review the evidence and be the judge.

Kylie and Tyga

Not only did Tyga and Kylie say they were “just friends” for months, Tyga went so far as to blame “black culture” for their dating rumors. According to Tyga, in “white culture,” a 25-year-old man can be friends with a 17-year-old girl without anyone batting an eye.

We don’t know if that’s true. But we do know that less than a month later, Tyga was confessing his love for 17-year-old Kylie on his Instagram page.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx

Once again, a source has popped up from Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx’s camp to tell us that these two are just friends.

Dating rumors about these two have been circulating for over a year, but the source says,

“Jamie and Katie are friends and have been for a long time. They are two adults who are attractive and single, and so apparently conclusions will be drawn. Contrary to those conclusions, they’re not about to run off and make some serious commitment.”

The source credits the fact that Katie just bought a home very near Jamie Foxx’s as the reason why Katie is “often” at Jamie Foxx’s house where “they spend hours together.”

Should we add this to the list of things that make us go hmm?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna

Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna said they were just friends after roughly a dozen paparazzi spottings of the two out together, including the night they rang in the new year together at La Plage club in St. Barths. But now that Leo was recently spotted getting cozy in bed with a model, the “just friends” rumors have cropped up again. And this time they sound a little bit more true.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

Despite the dozens of cozied-up pictures of Nicki and Meek that have flooded Nicki’s Instagram page of late, these two insist that they are just friends. Nicki recently said,

“This is what I want to say about him: People think for some strange reason that we just started becoming friends recently. We’ve been friends for a very, very long time, and he’s been around for a lot of things that I’ve gone through. And that’s all I’ll say about that.”

Well we’re glad she isn’t dating anyone, because he’d probably feel some type of way about this super-close friendship.

Christina Millian and Lil’ Wayne

Remember when these two tried to convince us that they were “just friends who make music together” when they got caught holding hands at the 2014 ESPY Awards?

August Alsina and KeKe Palmer

This since-deleted Instagram post on KeKe’s page last month has stirred up more than a few are-they or aren’t-they rumors between these two. It didn’t help that KeKe captioned it, “He can cook some good a** chicken ya’ll.”

Cooking for her already? Does that sound like just friends? Or could these two be on their way to getting serious?

Sanaa Lathan and Tyrese

Ever since TMZ spotted these two headed to eachother’s houses after dinner together in Los Angeles, the Hollywood rumor mill has been going crazy. But Sanaa told Hip Hollywood, “We’re friends. We were having dinner and you know how they do.”

Deelishis and Wiz Khalifa

Sometimes “we’re just friends” comes with a little “wink, wink.”

When rumors that Flavor of Love‘s Deelishis was dating Wiz Khalifa, Deelishis said that they were “just friends” — but in the most open-ended way possible:

“I just want to confirm that he & I are friends, and that he is DIVORCED full and complete. And I would’ve never taken an interest with a married man. We’re just friends…at this time.”

“Dot, dot, dot” indeed…

Keyshia Cole and Boobie

Fans hoping that Keyshia and Boobie patch things up were excited to see this reunion pic on Keyshia’s Instagram page. But Keyshia says don’t get excited. While they did patch hings up over dinner — “we both apologized” — the two have decided to remain just friends.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift and DJ Calvin Harris’ “we’re just friends” rang a little less true earlier this week — when Calvin Harris sent a private jet to take Taylor to see one of his shows in LA. That’s got to be more than just a friendly gesture, even in Hollywood…

Kordell Stewart and Claudia Jordan

Real Housewives of Atlanta fans caught Kordell Stewart and Claudia Jordan getting pretty close on a recent episode. But these two really have been just friends — for 15 years.

But that didn’t stop Kenya from pointing out that these two looked “really comfortable” together. And when she asked about future possibilities, Claudia giggled: “I’d never been the kind of girl to actively go after someone’s ex. But, we’re not really friends, so I could if I wanted to.”

Uh oh…

Amber Rose and Nick Cannon

In Amber’s defense, she’s been linked to just about every man she’s been photographed standing next to since her split with Wiz. But in this rumors defense, Nick and Amber have been hanging out together a lot.

Lindsay Lohan and Tom Cruise

Now that Lindsay Lohan and Tom Cruise are both working in London, an “are they dating” rumor between this unlikely pair started to creep up. But it wasn’t around long before an inside from on set said,

“Never has one thing been so not true. This may be the most insanely funny lie ever told. Tom is not going to date Lindsay Lohan. She would be lucky to even be in a film with him.”


What makes this even more awkward is that Tom and Lindsay really are friends — sort of. They met on the set of Mission Impossible back when 18-year-old Lindsay auditioned.

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