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Even though it seems like plenty of celebrities meet and fall in love every day, some cultivate friendships that turn into relationships years down the road. There isa good amount of celebrity couples who were friends first, having their foundation as friends build slowly to a romantic relationship. While celebrity life doesn't always mimic much of what's "normal" for the rest of us, this definitely makes sense to those of us who have experienced a friends-to-lovers situation in our own lives.
It's true that us "normal," non-public people aren't privy to all the details of a celebrity's private life, but there are definitely times in which a celebrity makes it known they're friends with someone – and that someone later turns into that person's romantic partner. The following couples claimed to be friends first, sometimes with years of build-upleading to long-lasting relationships. Sometimes, the relationship lasts for a month or two only to fizzle out afterwards. And sometimes, the friendships turned into marriage and children, and a branding empire (looking at you, Kimye). These celebrity couple relationships prove that maybe timing does play more of a role in our romantic lives than we think, and sometimes, things can work out later on in our lives with people we once deemed as "just friends."