It's easy to forget it sometimes, but celebrities are ordinary people too - they also crave regular friendships, an open ear to talk to, and sometimes a comforting shoulder to cry on.
However, there are some famous friendships that seem just too strange to be true, like Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff, or Lindsay Lohan and Woody Allen. These are some of the most bizarre BFFs to have ever blossomed in the the celeb limelight!
1. Britney Spears and Mel Gibson
When Britney went a little 'of the rails' back in 2008, Gibson offered a helping hand and a sympathetic ear at his Costa Rican home for a relaxing weekend away.
"Mel and his wife Robin clearly saw a woman in crisis and wanted to extend themselves in any way possible," a source told People:
There are no expectations, there is no agenda. It's simply an act of human kindness – one neighbor reaching out to the other.
If I try to imagine what really went on, my brain sort of breaks.
2. Bette Midler and 50 Cent
She's a show tune singer from Broadway and he's a gansgter rapper from South Jamaica, Queens - but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be friends!
The unlikely twosome first met during a charity project in New York and have remained in touch ever since.
3. Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez
These two New York socialites have been buddies for a while. Check out this adorable video of the two messing around by the side of JLo's pool!
The duo are so cute together!
4. Jim Parsons and Rihanna
Hollywood’s good girl gone bad and The Big Bang Theory’s autistic star Sheldon bonded over their communal geekiness, and are even working on a Disney Pixar animated film together!
5. Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton
These power-dressing veterans have been spotted snapping selfies together - I wonder what their Snapchats are like!
6. Snooki and John McCain
Yup, you heard that right. Snooki bonded with former Republican Presidential nominee over Obama’s unpopular (in Jersey at least) tax increases on tanning, with McCain tweeting:
Because Republicans are definitely down with the kids.
7. David Beckham and Snoop Dogg
The marijuana-enthusiast has got quite chummy with international mega-star David Beckham, starting a rather unexpected bromance after the footballer moved to the U.S. to play for the L.A. Galaxy.
8. Zach Braff and Harry Styles
38-year-old Braff has taken quite a shine to the One Direction sweetheart, saying “he’s a super nice guy.” The two have even been known to share some romantic dinners with each other:
9. Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff
"Justin is a great guy," Hasselhoff told E! News. "He's cool. We're friends." I'm not sure whether there's a paternal thing going on here, but it's pretty sweet.
10. Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart
These two former child actors collaborated on Twilight and The Runaways, and have built up a steady friendship since. Though Dakota says the two talk about a lot more than work, however you want to interpret that...
11. Lindsay Lohan and Woody Allen
Perhaps the weirdest union of the bunch, the comedic auteur and wild actress met at a party and have been hanging out on and off ever since. What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall for one of their conversations!
12. Vince Vaughn and Robert Pattinson
The dreamy Twilight star was spotted leaving The Larchmont restaurant with Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn for a boys night out. I wonder how rowdy it got when the cameras weren't there!