6 Pairs of Celebrity BFFs with Larger Age Gaps Than You Thought

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Think of your closest friends. How close are you in age? If you’re pals from school or the neighborhood, chances are that your ages are pretty similar — we’d guess a 3-year difference at the most. Taking a look at some of the famous besties in Hollywood, the same could be said. Ashley Tisdale & Vanessa Hudgens (2.5-year difference), Shay Mitchell & Ashley Benson (2.5-year difference), Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez (2.5-year difference)… See what we mean?

Of course, that’s not always the case. There are plenty pairs of celeBFFs (and non-famous people, obvs) that have a larger age gap — way larger, like, even more than triple the ~usual~ amount. But age ain’t nothin’ but a number, folks. Some of these duos are as close as two people can be, regardless of the years they were born:


Jay Z & Kanye West

AGE DIFFERENCE: 8.5 years

Jay Z was once considered Ye's mentor, hence, the age difference.

Nowadays, the rappers don't appear to be so close, but they have a long history behind them. They've collaborated on tunes, as well as full-length albums, produced together... Hopefully they make amends 'cause their music was lit!

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Jonah Hill & Leonardo DiCaprio

AGE DIFFERENCE: 9 years

Leo's #1 bestie is probably Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire, but he definitely has a soft spot for Jonah.

In summer 2016, Leo can be spotted on video, running up to his Wolf of Wall Street co-star pretending to be a crazed fan; it took Jonah a second to realize that it was Leo, so he was understandably startled, but once he figured it out, the two hugged it out likes the bros they are.

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Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence

AGE DIFFERENCE: 9 years

The funny girls haven't been friends for long — only since 2015! — but they already consider themselves to be BFFs.

So, how'd they meet? You can thank an Amy Schumer comedy for that. JLaw told The New York Times, "I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck and said, 'I don't know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I'm in love with you.' We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting."

Soon after, they went on vacation together, Amy posted the pictures on Instagram, thus, igniting the public's FOMO.

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Lily Aldridge & Gigi Hadid

AGE DIFFERENCE: 9.5 years

Gigi already has a famous model for a younger sister — heyyy, Bella Hadid — but there was still a spot open for an older one. *in walks Lily*

Not only do the two have modeling in common, but they also share the same friends (i.e. Taylor Swift). So, their friendship/faux sibling-dom probably came naturally.

"Thanks for always havin my back @lilyaldridge," Gigi Instagrammed. YOU ARE SO LOVED - Happy Birthday sista."

The year prior, she said something similar. "You are such a special person and anyone that knows you is lucky for it," Gigi Insta'd. "Lil sis loves you."

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Jaime King & Taylor Swift

AGE DIFFERENCE: 10.5 years

It didn't take long for the Hart of Dixie star and "Bad Blood" singer to become friends for life. All it took was one meeting at the Weinstein Company Golden Globes Party in January 2014 and a few lunch dates in LA to solidify their bond. Once Jaime made an appearance at Tay's 4th of July party that summer, you knew their friendship was cemented.

So, when Jaime named Taylor the godmother of her second child, Leo Thames Newman, born July 20, 2015, it didn't come as much of a surprise.

Photo: Getty

Ian Somerhalder & Kat Graham

AGE DIFFERENCE: 10.5 years

You remember how Damon & Bonnie couldn't stand each other at the beginning of The Vampire Diaries? Well, it looks like art imitated life.

"Ian and I used to not like each other at all," Kat told AOL. "We hated each other first season. Now he's my best friend in the cast. He's the person I can say in 30 years will be one of my closest friends."

She continued, "We wanted to kill each other, but I was a kid and we were both very strong people. I was still finding myself, and throughout the years, he's helped me find myself and is now one of my greatest inspirations."

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