5 Celebrity Couples That Started Out As Friends

Posted by PZ on July 27th, 2012

These 5 star couples all got to know each other as friends before they took their relationship in a romantic direction. Those who have dated someone who they’ve become good friends with first often say it helps the relationship greatly to have a solid friendship to fall back on after the honeymoon phase and it makes your other half easier to talk to because you’ve had plenty of meaningful conversations as friends before things got serious romantically. Here are 5 couples who all started off as just friends, but didn’t stay that way!

Ashley Greene & Joe Jonas

Although the couple have split now, Ashley once said their romantic relationship blossomed out of a friendship which made talking about the hard stuff easier:  “A friendship developed first, and that’s the most important thing for me. If you are going to be with someone all the time, they need to be your best friend. You need to be able to talk about the difficult things. I don’t want us to talk about our ex-boyfriends or ex- girlfriends. The past is the past. As long as it’s not a mass-murderer past! You’re with the person who you’re with as they are now.”

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

Kim and Kanye knew each other for about 8 years before they decided to start seeing each other romantically, something which Kim believes will keep their relationship strong because they already know each other so well: “Me and Kanye spend time as friends first and I see a real benefit in that. Once a relationship goes past the honeymoon phase, you need the strong base of friendship to keep it working.”

Jason Derulo & Jordin Sparks

Jason commented on how his relationship with Jordin Sparks evolved from friendship: ”We became friends but it wasn’t until we were performing together in the Bahamas that things began to hot up. We got to talk more and more. We’ve been together happily for seven months now. Being in a relationship has changed me a lot. When I feel lonely I can pick up the phone and she’s there for me. It’s really cool to have that backbone. Jordin has the most amazing memory ever. If a song plays on the radio she can sing it back to you – her memory is ridiculous. I wish I had some of that. She also is a great cook.”

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

When Justin met Selena, he was dating someone else and decided to be friends with Selena, but things soon changed and it gave him the chance to ask her out: “I was pretty shocked myself. She’s very beautiful. We started as friends like two years ago, so we’ve been friends for a long time, so that’s pretty much kind of how it started. I had a girlfriend when Selena was my friend. I think we should be talking about sports.”

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield

Working together on the Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew felt there was something different about Emma as he got to know her, put he held out until the film wrapped up before asking her on a date, maintaining a friendship throughout the film: “We got on really well as people, in between [takes], that was the fun stuff: In between, we’d just mess around and I felt, ‘Ah, this is different.’ I wasn’t really aware of what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes and that wakes you up. That was the beginning. Obviously I was so happy that she got the role and decided to do it, those are the days I’d look forward to, you know? For [my character] Peter as well, because Peter goes through some horrible stuff in the movie. There’s some joy to be had when experiencing his first love.”

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