Some friendships aren't built to last.
It would be nice to think each person who enters our lives will turn into a forever friend, but that's simply not the case. Friendships come and go, and even the most promising camaraderie can sometimes crumble. Friends who once went together like coffee and creamer can wind up mixing more like oil and water. No one knows this more than the Hollywood elite, who seemingly fly through more friendships than anyone else. I'm still recovering from these 11 celebrity friendship fallouts.
In terms of severity, celebrity friendship fallouts can sometimes be as intense as the end of a romantic relationship. Fans love a good celeb duo, and when one person loses their sidekick, it's a devastating blow. To make matters worse, celebrities are forced to see their friendship fallouts play out in the public eye. Bitter spats are often aired out on Twitter or in interviews. When it comes to certain superstars, like Kim Kardashian, for example, her breakups and makeups are broadcast on national television (and social media, mainly) for all to see.
Perhaps nothing should shock us about celebrity relationships at this point, but the end of these friendships definitely caught fans by surprise.
1. Larsa Pippen & Kim Kardashian
It was truly the end of an era when fans realized Pippen and Kardashian hadn't been hanging out as much throughout the course of 2020. The friends previously had a close friendship since at least 2011 when Kardashian first introduced Pippen to fans on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. But by the end of summer 2020, Pippen confirmed the end of their friendship. The Kardashians and Pippen unfollowed each other on Instagram in July, and Pippen admitted they were done for good during a Nov. 9 interview with The Hollywood Raw.
The kicker? She blamed their fallout on Kim's husband, Kanye West. "He talks so much about me being this and that and this and that," she said on the podcast. "I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim.”
2. Jordyn Woods & Kylie Jenner
Once attached-at-the-hip besties (and roommates), Woods and Jenner ceased communication in February 2019 after Tristan Thompson (Khloé Kardashian's then-boyfriend) and Woods were spotted kissing at a house party. The dramatic incident drove a wedge between Woods' relationship with the KarJenners, and spurred Thompson and Khloé to break up.
To this day, Woods and Jenner haven't made amends, at least not that fans know of. Woods did apologize for her part in Thompson's second cheating scandal in a March 2019 episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk, however.
3. Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato
SelGo & Lovato were practically Disney friendship royalty. They were both staples on the children's network, starring in Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny with a Chance in the late 2000s, respectively. But their friendship actually goes back even further than that. The gals first met in 2002 when they both starred on Barney & Friends. There's a lot of history between them, but their friendship hasn't always been an effortless one.
Things seemed to get murky in 2010 when Sel started spending more time with Taylor Swift. That year, Lovato seemed to shade her friend in an interview with Girl's Life. "We're both busy, and I wish the best for her," she said, according to E!. "True friends don't let their friends or family be mean to you. If you can't trust somebody, you can't be friends with them."
Thankfully, the girls later made up, hitting the InStyle Awards red carpet together in October 2017 in a major show of solidarity.
For a minute there, fans were seriously worried the iconic BFF duo was a thing of the past.
4. Taylor Swift & Katy Perry
Ah, the infamous spat between two of the biggest pop stars in the world. Swift and Perry were industry friends until they got into it in 2014. Swift accused Perry of stealing dancers from her Red Tour when three dancers (who had previously danced for Perry) decided to leave Tay's tour halfway through to go dance on Perry's Prismatic tour.
This didn't sit well with Swift, who went on to write "Bad Blood" about the situation. Swift all but admitted so during a September 2014 interview with Rolling Stone where she mentioned "someone" did something horrible to her. "She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me," she said, without mentioning Perry by name. The singers also both dated John Mayer, which probably didn't help the situation.
Luckily for fans of both pop stars, they made amends in 2019 by exchanging baked goods, and Perry's iconic cameo in Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" video.
5. Bella Thorne & Tana Mongeau
Thorne and Mongeau dated from September 2017 to February 2019. When they called it quits romantically, they promised fans they would remain friends and keep things amicable. Unfortunately, that plan didn't last very long. When Mongeau ended up getting engaged to Jake Paul a mere few months later, Thorne was less than thrilled, posting a now-deleted set of photos of herself with puffy red eyes (seemingly from crying) captioned, "When ur ex gets engaged."
Two years later, Thorne released a song called “Stupid F*cking B*tch,” which accused Mongeau of using her for clout. “You wanted me for clout, and I should’ve thrown you out," she sang in one verse.
Needless to say, the pair are no longer friends at all.
6. Lauren Conrad & Heidi Montag
There was a time when Conrad and Montag's friendship seemed rock solid. The stars appeared as besties on The Hills from 2006 to 2010 and had each other's backs through thick and thin in the show's earliest episodes.
Things took a dramatic turn when Spencer Pratt, Montag's now-husband, waltzed into the picture and created tension in the show's third season. Most of the drama that ensued stemmed from Lauren's belief that Heidi and Spencer were the ones who ignited rumors she had a tape of her being intimate with her ex-boyfriend (rumors she denies).
The girls tried to make amends, but their friendship ultimately fell apart, ending with Conrad's infamous line: “I wanna forgive you, and I wanna forget you.”
7. Katy Perry & Kristen Stewart
Perry and K-Stew were good pals until 2013 when Perry started hanging around Stewart's ex, Robert Pattinson. Despite insisting they were just friends, the media had a field day with their friendship, speculating it was something more. This drove a wedge in the two ladies' friendship, forcing Perry to reach out in an effort to make amends with Stewart.
In an interview with Elle magazine, she said: "I sent her a text message saying, 'I know you've seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I'm not that person. I'm just trying to be a friend to him but it is unfortunate that I do have a set of tits.'" Still, the friends seemed to have drifted apart after the incident.
8. Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton
The Simple Life co-stars were one of the most-iconic friendship duos of all time in the early 2000s, but things took a downward spiral in 2005 when they stopped speaking completely for reasons they never divulged to the public.
"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," Hilton said in a statement. While the two stars have since made amends, it was never made clear what exactly sparked their rift, and they seemingly never became as close as they once were.
9. Lindsay Lohan & Paris Hilton
Lohan and Hilton were once the ultimate socialite duo, romping around town to the newest Hollywood hot spot together dressed to the nines. Sometimes, Britney Spears also joined them, and they became notorious for their party girl lifestyle. So, when they had a falling out in 2006, it was the end of an era. Gone were the smiley paparazzi pics, and in came a slew of drama.
For starters, there were rumors Lohan was spotted hanging with Hilton's ex, Stavros Niarchos, in May 2006. That same year, a video surfaced of Lohan telling paparazzi Hilton hit her at a house party. Lohan opened up about their fallout in a March 2021 interview with People.
"She did some things to really hurt me and betrayed my trust, and caused a lot of drama," Hilton said of Lohan. "So we weren't friends anymore, and it was kind of like this on and off friendship." The heiress also said things weren’t all that amicable during their iconic 2006 outing with Spears. “It was kind of awkward because we were having some drama,” she said of the night.
It seems things have always been a bit dramatic between the two stars, and “frenemies” would probably be the best way to describe their dynamic to this day.
10. Katy Perry & Rihanna
Perry and Riri’s fallout is a mysterious one. While they were once each other’s biggest supporters in their careers, something seemed to change after spring of 2018. There were rumors Rihanna didn’t invite Perry to her Met Gala after party that year, and their sweet comments about one another and adorable friendship photos at events stopped coming. While neither star has confirmed the end of their friendship, a report from The Sun suggested that while there may not have been any big fight between the stars, they are seemingly distant these days.
“Katy was upset about the whole situation because Rihanna was cold to her and she wasn’t invited to her afterparty,” a source told The Sun following the Met Gala.
11. Drake Bell and Josh Peck
Bell and Peck were once the ultimate friendship duo on Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh, but, somewhere down the line, they drifted apart. After the show went off air, their friendship dynamic seemed to shift, and in June 2017, the distance between them was made clear. Peck didn’t invite Bell to his wedding -- a choice that did not sit well with Bell, who cut ties with his long-time co-star in a series of tweets.
"When you're not invited to the wedding the message is clear,” he tweeted on June 18. "True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I'll miss you brotha,” another post, which has since been deleted, said.
Thankfully, the guys appeared to patch things up several months later. Bell posted a video titled “Drake and Josh Reunion” later that summer in which they seemed to get back to being the best of buds. They reunited at the MTV Video Music Awards and made it clear whatever drama they had was water under the bridge. “It just feels right,” Bell said as Peck put his arm around him. “It’s all love [and has] always been love,” Peck said later in the video.
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