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9 of the most mind-blowing, unlikely celebrity friendships of all time.

We did NOT see some of these coming…

Some celebrity BFFs, like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, for example, just make sense.

Others? Not so much (Hello, Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff).

But it turns out that in celebrity land, there are endless examples of friendships so bizarre they’ll leave you wondering if they are just punking us all.

Examples like:

1. Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline.

Turns out these two have more in common than just being exes of Britney Spears.

Britters dated JT from 1999-2002 and was married to K-Fed from 2004-2007. So I guess they can talk about that…and compare dance moves? IDK, but whatever they DO talk about, it’s enough to make them perfect golf buddies, apparently.

Kev recently told Us Weekly:

We’re cool. Me and J are. I actually just went to his last show in Vegas and hung out with him, got to see a lot of old friends.

Weird, right?

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Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline. Image via Getty.

2. David Beckham and Snoop Dogg.

It seems weird, but (kinda?) makes sense when you realise Mr Posh and Snoops starred together in a 2012 Adidas ad called The Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Snoop.

Apparently, they are such good pals that Becks even taught Snoop’s kids how to play soccer.

Fo shizzle.

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David Beckham and Snoop Dogg. Image via Getty.

3. Anna Wintour and Nicki Minaj.

The world’s scariest woman, and the woman who wears some of the world’s scariest outfits…when put like that, I guess it almost sounds sane.

Their friendship was cemented when the pair sat next to each other during Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2011 show, with Nicki then rapping about Anna in her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

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Anna Wintour and Nicki Minaj. Image via Getty.

4. 50 Cent and Bette Midler.

Wait, what?

Bette Midler is a global treasure known as The Divine Miss M, while ol’ Fiddy here is that dude who bought us such foul-mouthed classics as Candy Shop and P.I.M.P.


But whatever, they really heart each other. They met when they both volunteered for the New York Restoration Project charity. Bette’s even been quoted as saying: “He’s one of the newest members of our tribe. He’s really made my life worth living.”

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50 Cent and Bette Midler. Image via Getty.

5. Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un.

According to Rodman, Kim Jong Un isn’t an evil dictator at all – he’s an “awesome guy”. Who knew?

The NBA star has visited his bud in North Korea after they bonded over their mutual love of basketball.

That’s one messed up bromance.

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un. Images via Getty.

6. Russell Brand and Helen Mirren.

Dame Helen and the guy who recently said he wanted to come to Australia wearing Johnny Depp’s dead dogs as slippers have been friends since they both starred in the movie Arthur together in 2011.

Brand has even described their relationship as an “unconsummated love affair”. Er, ok…

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Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. Image via Getty.

7. Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.

These two have been bosom buddies since they appeared in Maverick together in 1994. Since then, Jodes has stuck by Mel no matter what – even when he became a Hollywood pariah after making anti-Semitic comments and facing allegations that he beat and abused his partner.

Why? Who knows. But neither of them miss a chance to publicly worship each other, so good for them, I guess?

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Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. Image via Getty.

8. Elton John and Eminem.

One is famous for singing about a tiny dancer while the other is famous for rapping about mom’s spaghetti, but despite their differences, these two are tight.

Sir Elton apparently helped Eminem quit drugs and the pair even performed a version of Stan together at the Grammys in 2006. Elton + Eminem = BF 4 Eva.

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Elton John and Eminem. Image via Getty.

9. Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff.

The news of this blooming friendship broke in 2014 when the two were pictured driving around together in California.

Hasselhoff spoke to People about his love for Bieber, saying “We had a lot of fun, and he’s a cool guy.”

He might be the only one who thinks so…

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Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff. Image via Getty.

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