According to a recent study, friendships are where nearly 70% of love relationships start. It is unquestionably the ideal technique to spark a romance with your crush because it is more likely to be the norm than the exception. Because of this, as soon as one celebrity befriends another, stories about a “thing” between them will soon start to circulate.
1. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani initially met in 2014 while serving as co-judges on The Voice. They were both going through divorces at the time, and by supporting one another, they developed a wonderful friendship that grew even closer over time. This connection ultimately brought them together; they began dating in 2015 and later announced their engagement in 2020. They are more joyful than ever.
2. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris got to know one another while they were both Broadway performers. They initially started hanging out as pals. Harris didn’t anticipate falling in love so quickly, but he did with Burtka. Burtka became the love of Harris’ life.
3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
That ’70s Show is where Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher first began their well-known romance. After they first met, they remained friends for many years and even started dating other people. Both stars had committed relationships until their friendship was revived in 2012 when they ran into one other at the Golden Globes. After being married in 2015, the couple now has two children: Wyatt, a daughter, and Dimitri, a son.
4. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Most of Beyoncé and Jay-personal Z’s life has been effectively kept out of the public eye. Despite having known one another since 2000, they decided to continue being friends because of their differences in age. However, after around 1.5 years, they began a serious relationship, and in 2008, after dating for a number of years, they were married.
5. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend
On the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video in 2006, the pair got acquainted. They stayed in touch, although Legend was frequently spotted at events and on red carpets with other women. Despite his past opposition to marriage, the couple reconciled and was married in 2013.
6. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
There were just two songs between Camila and Shawn before they fell in love. They stayed pals after they finished recording “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” their debut tune.
However, they formally got married not long after they finished recording their second song, “Senorita.” Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes dated for two years, although they had been friends for much longer. Unfortunately, the couple revealed in November 2021 that they had returned to being simply friends.
7. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
This year, Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren commemorated their 14th wedding anniversary. Jessica described their connection as having lasted 18 years.
“18 years of life 14 years of marriage – through thick and thin we’ve always found our way back to each other,” she wrote in an Instagram post. I can’t think of anyone else I would want to live this life with, she said. 18 years ago, in 2004, they first met. They remained friends for four years before making a commitment to one another.
8. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
They became friends while they were filming Orange is the New Black, just as writer Lauren Morelli was beginning to come to terms with her sexuality. Samira gave her unwavering support throughout. When Lauren and Samira met to discuss the episode she had written about her character, they clicked right away. They quickly grew close friends before falling in love and being married in 2017.
9. Kate Middleton and Prince William
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s romance began at the college. Long before the prince made his first move, they continued to be friends and would go out together with groups of pals.
They rank among the most popular royal families in history. It turned out that what made their relationship so robust was the strong bond they developed as friends. I do really think that having each other as pals is a huge benefit now, William stated.
10. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
After collaborating on the Green Lantern, this couple grew close quickly. We were friends and good friends, and then, about a year and a half later, we went on a double date, but we were dating other individuals, according to Ryan. They went on double dates because they were such close friends. The now-married couple is the parents of three daughters.
11. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
When West and this couple first met, she had trouble pronouncing the name “Kardashians.” However, despite Kim’s marriage to someone else, West remained friends with her. They were married from 2013 to 2022 and have 4 children together after he finally won her heart. Unfortunately, they recently split up.
12. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
A party was where Reese and Jim first met, shortly after Reese’s breakup in 2010. Before getting married, they kept their friendship and affection under wraps. In 2010, the actress and the talent agent started dating. Soon after, they became engaged. They were wed in 2011.
13. Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson
The two first met while filming Pontiac Moon in 1994, a movie in which they both played married people. Steenburgen had two children from her first marriage at that time, and Danson had two children from his second marriage as well. Until they fell in love and wed in 1995, they helped one another out.
14. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
They met through a mutual friend, and have remained close ever since. They were rumoured to be dating in 2014, and they officially acknowledged their romance by getting engaged in 2015 and getting married the following year.
Because they already had the strongest foundation possible—friendship—Ian and Nikki were able to go into marriage with confidence about their relationship. They had already established a friendship, according to their insider.
15. Jada Pinkett and Will Smith
Jada’s audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air brought them together for the first time. Even though Jada didn’t receive the part, she made Will an important buddy. Soon after, Will made the decision to divorce his wife in order to date Jada.
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