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Kate Hudson feels “connected” to musicians. © Bang Showbiz Kate Hudson
The 41-year-old actress has a history of dating people in the music business – having previously been married to The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, engaged to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, and currently dating guitarist Danny Fujikawa – and has now said the reason she’s so “attracted to musical people” is because she “connects to music in a way you don’t have to explain”.
She said: “I would like to say they’re attracted to me. I’m attracted to musical people, period. From the outside, yeah, I get it. ‘Oh, I like a rock star,’ or whatever. But that’s not really what it is.
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“The reason I connect so deeply with musicians … is because we all connect to music in a way that you don’t have to explain. You just feel it, and it’s something you love.”
However, the ‘Almost Famous’ star jokingly added: “The lifestyle is not something to fall in love with.”
Gallery: You've got a friend in me! Celebrities whose best friends aren't famous (BANG Showbiz)
You've got a friend in me!
While we often focus on celebrity friendships with fellow A-listers, there are many stars out there who have friends that are not household names themselves. Whether they’ve been friends from their childhoods, or they come from totally different industries, seeing these friendships give us “normal” people hope that we too will end up with a famous best friend one day! Here are 10 celebrities and their best friends…
Rihanna and Melissa Forde
Rihanna has been friends with Melissa Forde for a long time, two-decades long in fact. In a 2015 New York Times profile of the singer, an Uber driver even said that he thinks Melissa and Rihanna “are the best celebrity friends” out there. On Rihanna’s 32nd birthday last year, Melissa dedicated an Instagram post to her. It featured a photo of the two on holiday in Mexico and she captioned it: “Happy Birthday sis @badgirlriri Love you always riding for you always and forever proud of you!! Cheers to the big 32 #ohyouuptherenow #foreveryoungtho.”
Taylor Swift and Abigail Anderson
Taylor Swift may have her famous girl squad gracing the stage with her, but Abigail Anderson has been by her side for years. Taylor and Abigail met in met in high school and have been best friends ever since. The ‘Folklore’ singer even wrote the song ‘Fifteen’ about their school experience and dropped Abigail’s name a few times in the lyrics. When Taylor broke up with Calvin Harris, Abigail dedicated a sweet message to her on Instagram: “There are few things more significant or valuable than a friendship that will withstand the test of time. Thank you for getting me. Always.” And when Abigail got married in 2017, Taylor served as a bridesmaid at the wedding.
Jennifer Lawrence and Laura Simpson
Jennifer Lawrence makes everyone wish they could hang out with her, and we can’t help but envy her best friend Laura Simpson who gets to do just that. According to a Myspace entry by Laura, the two met in 2007 at an event where neither of them knew a single person: “We hit it off over a mutual respect for Chandler Bing, and we’ve been eating pizza together ever since,” she wrote. Laura was Jennifer’s date to the 2014 Oscars, where the actress was nominated for her role in ‘American Hustle’. But the benefits of this friendship go both ways, as Laura introduced Jennifer to her now-husband Cooke Maroney.
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe were good friends for over a decade before they even started dating. The ‘Theory of Everything’ actor told the Daily Mail that the couple met at a party while he was at school: “I saw Hannah across the room at a party and she was very beautiful and very funny and she loves the arts and theatre just as I do, so we became friends." Twelve years later, the pair had their first proper date in Florence. They were together the night before Redmayne was leaving for a quick break to the Italian city, and the actor suddenly asked his now-wife to go with him. He said: “I suddenly said, 'You don't want to come to Florence with me next week, do you?' She said, 'That's absurd, you don't mean it.' I said, 'Yes I do!' So our first proper date was in Florence.”
Adele and Laura Dockrill
Adele and Laura Dockrill grew up together and have been best friends since they were kids. The ‘Someone Like You’ singer has revealed that they’ve “been friends for more of our lives than we haven’t.” Adele even wrote the song ‘My Same’ about her friend, which is a track off her debut album ‘19’. When Laura got married last February at the Mason Arms pub in London, the powerhouse singer served as the officiant, and also performed several songs, including her breakout hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and the Spice Girls’ ‘Spice up your Life.’
Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Keating
Gwyneth Paltrow and her assistant Kevin Keating have been working together for over a decade, which Paltrow has described as her “longest and most successful relationship to date". Last year, the pair spoke about their long friendship in a BFF Test video, after her Netflix series ‘The Goop Lab’ was released. The actress referred to Keating as her “right hand” and joked that “he’s still putting up with me after all this time.”
Kate Middleton and Sophie Carter Snuggs
Although Kate Middleton’s life has changed dramatically in the last decade, her friendship with Sophie Carter Snuggs has remained. The pair have been friends for over 10 years and Sophie is always part of the select group to celebrate the Duchess’ birthday with her every year. Carter also has a close relationship with the rest of the Middleton clan, and was a guest at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthew in 2017. Kate’s children Princess Charlotte and Prince George served as bridesmaid and pageboy at Sophie’s wedding in 2018, and she’s even godmother to Charlotte.
Emma Roberts and the Smith sisters
Two of Emma Roberts’ closest friends are sisters Kara and Brit Smith. The sisters are celebrity stylists, including Emma’s, and owners of their own clothing business, Elkin. The trio became friends after the actress shared a photo of an item from the Elkin line on her social media. In an interview with NYLON, Kara joked that the trio feel like sisters and always tell people that they are sisters: “Emma is our girl. Not only is she one of our closest friends, but she was also the muse for our FW14 collection. It's funny because when we started Elkin, we knew exactly who our girl was and what she was about... and now she has a face." In 2015, Emma served as maid of honour at Kara’s wedding and wrote on Instagram: “The most special weekend. The most beautiful bride @kakeykake so honored I got to be a maid of honor with @britelkin endless love for you both.”
Kate – who has son, Ryder, 17, with Chris, son Bingham, nine, with Matt, and daughter Rani Rose, two, with Danny – also has her own experience in the music world, as she had to sing, dance, and act in order to make it as a performer.
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Speaking to InStyle magazine about her childhood – where she was raised by her mother Goldie Hawn and step-father Kurt Russell – she explained: “I grew up with parents who are old-school. And when you are a performer, you do everything. You dance, you sing, you act, and you try to make these skills go together. That’s all I wanted to do. I wanted to sing, I wanted to dance, and then I wanted to act.”
Meanwhile, Kate recently said she is thankful Kurt Russell taught her what a "dependable father figure" is like, as she has been estranged from her biological father, Bill Hudson, for decades.
She said last month: "I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common.
"I think it's important for people to talk about that. If they can't reconnect or if it's too challenging, that it's OK, right?
"It's a 41-year-old issue. I have a great family. I have a beautiful mother. I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life.
"But it doesn't take away from the fact that we didn't know our dad."
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