1. Mary J. Blige & Taraji P. Henson
Mary J. Blige helped present Taraji P. Henson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and had this to say about their friendship: “She’s helped me through so many things and brought sunshine to my darkest day.”
2. Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell
Tichina and Tisha go way back, like before they became besties Pam and Gina on “Martin” kind of way back. They first hit it off while running the audition circuit in New York — often competing for the same roles. But, with their chemistry, they were destined to end up together on and off the screen.
3. Gabrielle Union & Essence Atkins
You have to be pretty tight to officiate your friends’ wedding. “Deliver Us From Eva” co-star Essence and her hubby, Jamie Mendez, officiated her bestie and fellow co-star Gabrielle’s nuptials to Dwyane Wade. Guess you can say these two are more than sisters on the big screen.
4. Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rashad
Real-life sisters Debbie and Phylicia have a tight bond. These Howard University alums took Hollywood by storm, and they’ve even acted on a few projects together, most notably “The Cosby Show.”
5. Sanaa Lathan & Regina Hall
Twenty years and counting, Sanaa and Regina show that you can succeed in Hollywood and still support your sister. We also love to see them together on the big screen — from “Love & Basketball” to “The Best Man” franchise.
6. Jada Pinkett Smith & Queen Latifah
They go way back, like before their acting days. A then-teen Jada met Latifah who was performing at a Baltimore club. Jada convinced a promoter to let her introduce the rapper. They’d later star alongside each other in the 1990s movie, “Set It Off,” and then reunite for the 2017 film, “Girls Trip.”
7. Kimora Lee Simmons & Tyra Banks
Kimora and Tyra have been close friends since their runway days as teens. Now as glam moms, the two are as close as can be.
8. La La & Ciara
On “Uncensored: La La Anthony,” La La spoke on her close friendship with Ciara. “Me and Ciara have been really close for as long as I can remember. We have a lot of the same values, we believe in family, we believe in God, we just bond over so many different things and we’re just fun together! I can’t think about my life without her.”
9. Monica & Keyshia Cole
Not only are Monica and Keyshia besties but they are the godmothers to each other’s children.
10. Yvette Nicole Brown & Niecy Nash
From acting together on “Soul Man” to real-life friendship, Yvette and Niecy prove that business and play can go hand-in-hand.
11. Chilli & T-Boz
They’ve been besties since the 90s when they were wearing their “hats to the back” and letting their “pants hang real low.”
12. Meghan Markle & Serena Williams
Meghan and Serena first met at the Super Bowl in 2010 and have been friends ever since. Meghan’s frequently spotted at Serena’s matches at the US Open and Wimbledon, while Serean took part in Meghan and Prince Harry’s nuptials.
13. Danai Gurira & Lupita Nyong’o
The “Black Panther” co-stars’ bond goes beyond the big screen. “There’s something kindred here,” Danai said about their friendship. “Our interests and how we put stories out into the world, it’s just constantly meeting.”
14. Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé
These two go back to the sandbox when they were the pre-teen “hip-hop rapping” R&B group Girls Tyme (later renamed to Destiny’s Child).
15. Eva Longoria & Kerry Washington
Who can say they’ve been their bestie’s doula? Eva gave her bestie the title, with Washington adding, “I really do try to have those conversations openly and honestly as possible, especially with my soul sister, Eva.”
16. Lisa Bonet & Marisa Tomei
“A Different World” alum actresses became friends while starring on the first season of the show. And, they remained close enough that Lisa asked Marisa to be the godmother to her daughter, Zoë Kravitz.
17. Kandi Burruss and Tameka Harris
Kandi and Tameka made beautiful music together in R&B group Xscape, and continued their friendship over pen and paper, co-writing some of the hottest R&B songs, including one of their biggest hits, TLC’s “No Scrubs.” Outside of the music game, they’re just as tight.
18. La La & Kelly Rowland
We can’t get enough of La La and Kelly! From living the “Single Ladies” life, to supporting each other as they walked down the aisle, and became first-time #BoyMoms, their relationship history is definitely goals.
19. Gayle King & Oprah Winfrey
The media moguls met as they were starting their broadcasting careers over 30 years ago while working at a Baltimore TV station, and it’s been nothing but love ever since.