Behind the Scenes: Your Celeb’s Favorite Celeb

There’s always something new to learn about your favorite celebrity, no matter how much digging you do. While it’s often difficult to find credibility in the rumors put forth by popular tabloids, it’s still always tempting to read them… just in case. 

When it comes to the personal lives of the rich and famous, fans are interested in following the most recent romantic interests of celebs like Molly Mae and Alex Turner. Close behind is interest in a superstar’s inner circle, from their lifelong friends to those they met under strange circumstances. 

Many are also interested in hearing about who inspired a star’s career path, as well as those who continue to motivate them. After all, inspiration can come from unexpected places. Think you know your favorite celeb through and through? Keep reading for some of the most unexpected friendships and secret admirers of the world’s best loved personalities.

Rhys James & Poker Pals

British comedian Rhys James, famous for his appearances on Mock the Week and YouTube channels like The Football Republic, has had a whirlwind of success in the last two years. While he’s focused on building a career from virtual events, he’s let fans in on one of his secret obsessions: playing poker on Twitch.

Though his Twitch career is taking off bit by bit, James has been playing against some of his favorite celebrities in the world of poker, such as Lex Veldhuis and Fintan Hand. With a growing pool of celeb poker buffs, from Ben Affleck to Michael Phelps, this comedian will have plenty of stars to practice with.

Katy Perry: Part-Time Astrophysicist

When Katy Perry released hit “E.T.” in 2010, few fans thought it would foster a genuine interest in the cosmos. But, ten years later, Katy Perry sat down on Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk show to dive into concepts like astrophysics and actual extraterrestrials.

While it might sound like a star-crossed dual promotion for both personalities, the pair have since become friends. The pair continue to chat via Twitter, which keeps many wondering about possible future appearances on StarTalk for Perry.

Mila Kunis & the Royal Family

There’s no shortage of interest in the English Royal Family, but not many people know just how far back That 70s Show star Mila Kunis goes with Princess Beatrice. The pair have been linked since 2013, which means they’re going on a decade as behind-the-scenes besties. 

The pair met through Kunis’ partner, Ashton Kutcher, who was friends with Princess Beatrice’s former partner, Dave Clark. Since then, Kunis and Beatrice have attended weddings together, trotted around NYC, and rubbed elbows with other top celebs like Karlie Kloss.

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CR7: Secret Sheerio

On the surface, singer Ed Sheeran might not seem to have much in common with one of the greatest footballers ever, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the pair have one huge thing in common: they’re major fans of each other. 

After a 2015 concert in Brazil, Ronaldo impressed Sheeran by performing the entire dance routine from Sheeran’s music video for ‘Thinking Out Loud’. He then gave Sheeran a signed shirt that read ‘To Ed, you fuck. Ronaldo.’ They’ve been close friends ever since.

Venus, Serena, & Kim

As the celebrity of celebrities, Kim Kardashian has no shortage of celebrity contacts, friends, and enemies in her Rolodex. In fact, the Kardashian clan’s ever-revolving door of associates tends to change year by year. But, one of the most unlikely and enduring friendships is between Kim K and the Williams sisters.

In fact, Serena Williams and Kim have been friends since the days when Kim was Paris Hilton’s sidekick. At the time, Kim was a stylist and closet organizer by trade who was hired by Williams. The pair struck up a friendship that’s continued for decades.

The secret to their friendship has nothing to do with tennis. According to Kim, Serena is an incredibly open-minded and open-hearted person. On top of that, she can keep a secret, and trustworthy friends in Hollywood are worth their weight in gold.

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