We don't talk anymore: 10 celebrity friendships that bit the dust
Even though we tend to put them on a pedestal, celebrities are not that different from us – they get involved in family drama, failed relationships and are even part of celebrity friendships that didn’t last forever. Friendships in show business are just like any other friendship. You need to put in the time, communicate, compromise and maintain a connection which can be tough when you are in the spotlight.
While a lot of celeb BFFs are each other’s endgames (check out this list of our favourite celeb besties and their cutest moments), there are also a lot of power duos who didn’t work out in the end, whether it was because of a feud or because they simply drifted apart. When fans and other celebs pick sides, it could drag out all the ugly facets of an already sour relationship, just take the recent spat between veteran actresses Pan Ling Ling and Hong Huifang for example. Scroll through the gallery to see nine other celebrity friendships that went down in flames.
In one of the most publicised celebrity friendship feuds of late, local actresses Pan Ling Ling and Hong Hui Fang fell out in a big way after news broke of the latter severing her long-time friendship with the former via a lengthy text message, which was sent to 50 of their mutual friends, including fellow entertainers Chen Hanwei and Chen Xiuhuan.
After meeting in 1998, on the set of the drama, “The Golden Quest”, the two actresses quickly developed an inseparable bond that lasted for more than two decades. It has been reported that unhappiness had apparently been brewing between the two for a while, but the last straw was when Ling Ling allegedly made some hurtful comments about Hui Fang’s children – 22-year-old Tay Ying and 18-year-old Calvert at a gathering. According to the 1,100 words long text message anonymously sent to Shin Min Daily News that was said to be from Hui Fang to Ling Ling, Ling Ling was said to have made comments about Tay Ying’s past relationship. Ling Ling also allegedly recommended that Calvert gets vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases. Calvert is said to be dating local actress Julie Tan.
Julie Tan and Carrie Wong were a bubbly match made in heaven when they both scored a spot in the “Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes” category in the annual Star Awards in 2015. They even made a pact to take home the “All-Time Favourite Artiste” award.
Things quickly went sour after Carrie commented in an interview that she’s “just not close to” Julie when she was asked whether she would want to follow Julie’s footsteps and leave Mediacorp for greener pastures overseas. The two stars have since unfollowed each other on social media.
Though the Taiwanese stars have been friends since 2002, they have reportedly gone their separate ways. Since 2017, rumours of Elva Hsiao and Cheryl Yang having a fall out started surfacing on the net after Cheryl signed with Elva’s former management agency even though the latter had a fall out with them.
Cheryl has since stepped out to address the speculation publicly and said that there have been changes in their respective directions and how they live. She also added that having a friendship that spans over decades isn’t easy and nobody would want to destroy it without a good reason. Cheryl also shared that she has quit drinking while Elva still enjoys drinking, which factored in the pair not spending as much time together.
Christine Fan and Angela Chang were two peas in a pod until the pair allegedly fell out due to competition for resources from their former recording label, Linfair Records, which was not resolved even after Angela left the label in 2009.
It seems the former BFFs have yet to bury the hatchet. When they shared the stage on the Chinese reality singing show “Mask Singer China 2” earlier this year, netizens noticed that the pair did not even bat an eyelid at each other.
The two singers were bosom buddies for a long time. They even hosted the Taiwanese variety show “100% Entertainment” together. Unfortunately, an incident that happened on the set of “100 % Entertainment” caused a rift in their friendship.
Alien allegedly had a conversation with a friend in which he called Show’s fans shallow, which was overheard by the latter. They later addressed the issue on the programme but Alien’s management dismissed the rumours as them trying to entertain their viewers rather than them having an actual argument over the matter.
The local bloggers adored each other in the beginning. Sadly, all of those warm and fuzzy feelings had dissolved by 2016, when Xiaxue said of Qiu Qiu in an interview with local media, “The relationship was starting to show cracks because of work issues [since years ago].”
She added, “QiuQiu started to distance herself. I tried my hardest to bring the friendship to where it was but it just never really worked out.” That said, the blogger maintained that she doesn’t regret the friendship, “When I look back on it, it was a beautiful friendship and I enjoyed a lot of my time with them. Sometimes, things just end.”
Guangzhou born singer Kris Wu was the leader of EXO’s Mandarin language subgroup, EXO-M. Before leaving the group in 2014, Kris was said to have sued EXO’s management company, SM Entertainment, souring ties between him and other members of the group. Some members in the group have also unfollowed Kris on social media.