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Friendship Day goals: 5 famous gal pal pairings we love

In honour of Friendship Day, celebrated on July 30, we’re putting the spotlight on five gal pal pairings that are goals.

1. Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston

Friendship Day 2020: Famous friends - Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of Courteney Cox’s daughter, Coco Arquette. The Things

The Friends friends are goals. The pair have been tight they starred on the hit TV series in the ’90s and have stuck with each other through thick (fame and wealth) and thin (divorces) ever since. Aniston’s Instagram account has plenty evidence that the two hang out frequently.

2. Lisa Bonet and Marisa Tomei

Friendship Day 2020: Famous friends - Marisa Tomei and Lisa Bonet
Marisa Tomei and Lisa Bonet acted in “A Different World”, a sitcom from the ’80s. World Demand

The friendship between Lisa Bonet and Marisa Tomei goes back to the ‘80s when they starred in the sitcom A Different World. Tomei is godmother to all three of Bonet’s children: Zoe Kravitz, Lola Iolani Momoa and Nakoa-Wolf. 

3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Friendship Day 2020: Famous friends - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have co-hosted the Golden Globes three times. NBC News

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first met in 1993 at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic. The funny ladies became best friends and would over the years become leading comedy actresses. They had overlapping stints at SNL, hosted the Golden Globes together – thrice (2013, 2014, 2015) and starred in the movie Sisters as a pair of siblings that couldn’t be more the polar opposite of each other.

4. Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey

Friendship Day 2020: Famous friends - Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey
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Both queens of TV in their own right, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have been friends for 40 years! Despite coming from different backgrounds – Winfrey grew up poor while King spent part of her childhood in Turkey, where she had a housekeeper and a swimming pool – they found each other in the course of life and have remained the best of friends. O once said, “Whatever this friendship is, it’s been a very fun ride – and we’ve taken it together.”

5. Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige

Friendship Day 2020: Famous friends - Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige
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Best friends are each other’s biggest fans. Mary J. Blige said of Taraji P. Henson, “She’s helped me through so many things and brought sunshine to my darkest day, she is an angel.” In turn, Henson has revealed that the song that helps her to live her best life is Blige’s hit single “Just Fine.”

These friendships leaving you feeling inspired? Call your friend – don’t text, call – and wish them a Happy Friendship Day!

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Tags : Amy PoehlerCourteney CoxFriendship DayGayle KingJennifer AnistonLisa BonetMarisa TomeiMary J. BligeOprah WinfreyTaraji P. HensonTina Fey

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