Stars, they’re just like us — they flit from one best friend to the other. Sometimes, the attraction is obvious — looking at you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Other times, it’s less so. For example: did you know that Amy Sedaris and Justin Theroux are close friends? So close, in fact, that Sedaris served as the Best Man at Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s wedding? Exactly.
In fact, in a conversation with Aniston for Harper’s Bazaar, Sedaris mentioned how close she feels to Aniston, because of her connection with Theroux. I think of you as my sister-in-law because you’re married to Justin [Theroux], an old good friend of mine,” she says. “You took him from New York, and it’s fun to see him so in love and happy.” Warms the heart, don’t it?
"Justin says we met for the first time at Marion’s in New York, where I used to wait tables, but I don’t remember waiting on him" Sedaris continues. "I know I met him through Phil [Seymour] Hoffman, and we clicked instantly. Justin’s so talented, and he has a good mind. We both think really fast." And the rest, as they say, is history.
Poehler and Fey’s friendship warms the heart too. "Most of the women in your life will outlast the men in your life,” Poehler once said. “The Saturday Night Live ladies – Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Tina – and I text pictures of our kids back and forth all the time. It keeps us connected. As my nanny used to say, the older you get, the more important it is to know people that knew you when."
In honor of these friendships, and so many others, we’re celebrating exactly 22 celebrity friendships, from Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (Pussy Posse, anyone?) to Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler.