These are the most unlikely celeb friendships – and we’re shocked

We still can't believe Ella Thomas and Kylie Jenner hung out

unlikely celebrity friends

by Lisa Blake |
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Every so often, the most unexpected celebrity ties emerge and make us do a double take. Here are the stars with some surprising pals...

Claudia Winkleman & Courteney Cox

They live 5,500 miles apart, but Friends star Courteney Cox and The Traitors host Claudia Winkleman have kept a close friendship for years.

The pair are believed to have met through their other halves – Courtney’s boyfriend of 11 years, Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid, who lives in London, and Claudia’s husband of 24 years, music producer Kris Thykier.

Both couples were spotted enjoying lunch together a few months ago in the UK capital.

Last year, 59-year-old Courteney – who is a huge fan of The Traitors – helped Claudia, 52, with a promo for series two of the hit BBC show. In the video, Claudia appeared alongside a hooded figure, who hilariously turned out to be Courteney!

Chloe Sims & Chelsea Lazkani

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Chloe Sims is friends with Selling Sunset star Chelsea Lazkani ©Getty Images

Former TOWIE star Chloe Sims swapped Brentwood for Los Angeles nearly two years ago, and she’s made some celeb chums along the way.

The 42-year-old was pictured hanging out with Selling Sunset’s Chelsea Lazkani, 30, at the David Carballido's 2024 Pre-Grammy Awards Party last month.

Chloe has settled in LA permanently with her daughter, Madison, 18, after relocating there to film reality show House Of Sims with her siblings, Demi, Frankie and Charlie.

While Demi and Frankie returned to Essex a year later following a big bust-up, Chloe and Charlie remained across the pond. Series two of the show, which kicks off next month, has been snapped up by Netflix in a seven-figure deal.

Ella Thomas & Kylie Jenner

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Love Island fans were shocked when 2023 finalist Ella Thomas was spotted partying with Kylie Jenner at an event in Los Angeles last week.

Ella jetted to LA for a Kylie Cosmetics bash, which celebrated the youngest Kardashian-Jenner’s perfume launch, Cosmic.

Ella, 23, was seen cosying up to mum-of-two Kylie, 26, in footage shared to her Instagram Story.

The pair posed for a number of snaps and Ella even got a video in with Kardashian momager Kris Jenner.

Ella’s Love Island pals were quick to celebrate her achievements, with Kady McDermott writing, ”You are that girl", and Lucinda Stafford saying, "OMG THIS IS ICONIC".

Barry Keoghan & Travis Kelce

Barry Keoghan and Travis Kelce

Saltburn sensation Barry Keoghan has a new BFF in Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, NFL star Travis Kelce. The pair posed for a photo at a Justin Timberlake concert, with Barry making a peace sign and Travis doing a ‘rock on’ sign to the camera.

Irish actor Barry, 31, shared the snap on his Instagram Story, with the cute caption, “When BK met TK" alongside two praying hand emojis.

The photo comes just days after the two were photographed separately at the Singapore leg of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Barry’s girlfriend is American singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter, 25, who opened for Taylor, 34. Taylor and and Kansas City Chiefs Travis, 34, have been dating since last year.

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