It must be difficult to maintain genuine friendships in the spotlight, and these 5 stars have all spoken on how they deal with fake friends. Coming to realise that not everyone has good or genuine intentions, they’ve learnt how to spot a fake or figure out when someone is looking to use their friendship to get ahead. Here is what they’ve said on the subject.
Adele tests friends by planting fake stories if she isn’t sure that she can trust them: “I plant stories and see who leaks them and I get rid of them. I tell like a group of people who I’m suspicious of, I tell them all a different story with different details in it, but all roughly the same story so I can keep my eye on it, and then when it would come out I knew who it was.”
Jennifer says she only keeps a small circle of friends and is quick to cut someone out if she believes they aren’t genuine: “I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f**k out of my life. My bulls**t detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bulls**t me. Everything in my life has to be real.”
Paris makes up stories to see if friends will leak details: “I test out friends sometimes. I’ll say something that’s totally not even true, ’cause I think that they’re calling Page Six. I’ll say something like. ‘I was in Paris last week.’ And if that story appears, I just freeze ‘them out. I’ll never talk to them.”
Rita believes she has learnt the hard way when it comes to trusting people: “There are a lot of fake friendships. When I first started out, people warned me about someone, but I was very much, ‘No, she’s being nice.’ I guess you learn the hard way. You have to know the difference between what’s real and what’s fake.”
Taylor makes sure her friends don’t just want to follow her around and have their own lives too: “A lot of ‘celebrities’ surround themselves with these very chic cling-ons who don’t really have much of a job or a passion, they follow around their celebrity BFF and provide constant affirmation for them and I’m really not interested in that kind of deal.”
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