Happy Int'l Friendship Day! 9 celeb BFFs to inspire us to be better friends
There’s this preconceived notion that relationships between celebrities don’t last long. But believe it or not, there are celebrity friendships that can withstand the test of time.
We can’t get enough of pictures of them having a blast together at events and parties. Here are 9 celebrity friendships that have stood the test of time and are characterised by true devotion and sincerity.
Rui En knows that she can count on Dennis Chew to have her back no matter what. Their friendship blossomed while filming the 2013 Channel 8 drama, The Dream Makers, where Dennis played Rui En’s older brother.
They reprised their roles in the second instalment, which aired in 2015. Since 2013, their bond has only gotten stronger. In an interview with The New Paper, Dennis revealed that the duo has very good chemistry and they text each other every day and say things like “I love you”. The pair were recently spotted having a good time at the Singapore Sevens rugby game.
Busy as they are, the Taiwanese stars never fail to make time for each other. Fan Fan and Barbie Hsu are always supporting each other, whether it is giving each other shout outs on Instagram, or showing their support for each other at stage performances.
Recently, actress Barbie Hsu went through a difficult time when she followed her doctor’s advice to terminate her third pregnancy due to fetal development problems. During this time of grief, Barbie found solace in Fan Fan. The former was photographed spending time with her husband, Wang Xiaofei, younger sister, Dee Hsu, and celeb bestie Fan Fan after making the painful decision to end her pregnancy.
Initially at least, local actresses Chen Xiu Huan and Hong Hui Fang did not hit it off. In an interview with local media, the duo claimed that a malicious rumour had put pressure on their budding friendship. This rumour strained their relationship and they were at loggerheads with each other.
Xiu Huan added that they finally rekindled their friendship after a teary Hui Fang cleared the air. Over the years, the pair continued to work together and became bosom buddies and travel companions.
The two started out as competitors at the inaugural talent show, Star Search, organised by then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. Zoe was the winner of the competition while Chen was a finalist.
The highly successful talent competition kickstarted their acting careers. We loved their on-screen chemistry in dramas like “By My Side”, “Devotion”, and more recently “A Million Dollar Dream”. Judging by this adorable snap that Ah Jie, Zoe, posted on Instagram, we’re pretty sure their off-screen friendship is still going strong. The duo went on a “#awaywithmybff” vacay to Okinawa earlier this year.
These famous ladies have stood by each other for over 17 years. These days, the spunky former actress, Yvonne Lim, who moved to Taiwan to join her husband and former boyband member, Alex Tien, makes the most of her time by filling it with playdates and being a stay-at-home mum to her two children. Of course, she hangs out with fellow mum, Fish Leong, the Malaysian singer who now also resides in Taipei.
The talented trio are members of a Taiwanese girl group, S.H.E, formed in 2001. Since then, their friendship has gone beyond the boundaries of the professional arena. They are the biggest supporters of one another.
At the rehearsal of Hebe’s musical, “Serenade”, Hebe shared that Ella’s son is her pillar of strength and she looks at his photos when she needs to relax. When asked if fellow S.H.E members Selena and Ella will attend her performance, she responded to the Taiwanese media and said “even if they don’t come, they’re still my biggest sources of strength.” Talk about #friendshipgoals!
We’ve all heard that old adage that “men and women can’t be just friends,” but this strictly platonic friendship proves that saying wrong. Chinese actor, Huang Xiao Ming, who is now married to model-actress Angelababy, previously admitted that he had a crush on Vicky Zhao when he first laid eyes on her in the Beijing Film Academy.
However, they ended up becoming good friends, a friendship which has lasted to this day. Vicky even congratulated Huang Xiao Ming for marrying such a beautiful wife.