There are a wealth of reasons why friendships end, but if we are talking about celebrity friends, things get even more complicated. Two popular, ambitious people aiming for even more success in the cauldron that is Hollywood can be detrimental to any relationship.
Here are twelve close friendships that have faded away and the reasons behind it.
1. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
They were claiming to be best friends but fell out before too long. When asked about the reasons, Demi answered: “Ask Taylor”.
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2. Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow
This friendship flourished through a mutual friend, fitness trainer Tracy Anderson.
When Anderson’s company was accused of financial irregularities, Madonna quickly quit endorsing her. Paltrow tried not to take sides, which was seen as a slap in the face by Madonna. She snubbed Gwyneth at a fancy event and that was it.
3. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester
The relationship was reportedly crumbling by the latter seasons of Gossip Girl. What ended it was Lively not sending congratulations when Meester got engaged to Adam Brody.
4. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian
They were childhood friends, but it’s difficult to imagine these two in a lasting friendship. When Kim mocked Paris in public, Hilton freaked out and their relationship was consigned to history.
5. Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck
The Affleck – Damon friendship is well publicized, but it’s lesser known that Ben was also close with Kevin Smith for a while. Years later when asked if Ben would make a good Batman, Kevin responded by saying, “I don’t know because we’re not f***ing tight.”
When asked why he said: “He’s got a wife that don’t care for me at all. And honestly, he probably don’t care for me at all anymore. He’s a triple-A movie star and s*** like that.”
6. Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad
When rumors about a Lauren Conrad sex tape leaked, Heidi was the prime suspect. She pleaded not guilty, to no avail.
7. Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus
Their friendship flourished while they were starring on the Disney Channel, but it seemed to deteriorate when that gig ended. Demi said they simply grew apart and had nothing in common anymore, but that she wished Miley the best nonetheless.
8. Tori Spelling and Tiffani Thiessen
They were close friends while working on Beverly Hills, 90210, but when Tori started having issues with the rest of the cast, Tiffani was not spared, either.
9. Heather Locklear and Denise Richards
Simple: Denise Richards started dating Heather’s ex, Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora. Game over.
10. Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy
The two played friends on Sam & Cat and they were very close at the time. Before the show was canceled there were simmerings of a rift between the two. Later, McCurdy became very vocal about growing disagreements between the co-stars.
11. Rihanna and Katy Perry
Very close at one point, this is another pair of friends that have drifted apart.
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12. Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton
These two party animals seemed to be having a great time together before a well-publicized feud. Reportedly, one night Lindsay came up to the table Paris was sitting at, only to be ignored. Then, the infamous “Firecrotch” happened, when Paris was laughing behind Lindsay’s back while she was being insulted by Brandon Davis.