Destiny’s Child may have broken up, but at least the friendship between two of its leading ladies — Knowles and Rowland — has weathered the storm. Rowland is a frequent guest at her former bandmate’s concerts and appearances, and Bey has been vocal about her support for Rowland’s solo career as well, even recording a video message for her friend to air on Access Hollywood. “My Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, I love you so much. Your album is incredible,” she gushed. “I’m so happy.”
The pals are so close, in fact, that they consider each other family. Rowland even refers to Bey as her sister and says she’s “excited to be an auntie” to the star’s baby with Jay-Z. “It’s a wonderful moment,” Rowland told MTV. “I just saw my sister today, and I got a chance to rub her tummy.”
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez
Disney’s reigning teen queens have been best buds since they were 6 years old, when they both worked on the TV show Barney. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing — Gomez’s bond with Taylor Swift was rumored to have caused a temporary rift between the pals, and Lovato’s mental health issues (she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder earlier this year) have been a challenge for both girls — but they’ve managed to maintain their friendship through good times and bad.
“Many people believe that there is some rivalry between us, but there isn’t,” Gomez said in an interview for the Spanish outlet El Paradiario. “She is my best friend. We respect our careers and our friendship, and we have a mutual admiration for each other.”
Lovato concurs. “The people that are really there for me are the people that were there for me when I went into treatment,” Lovato told Billboard. “The people that were calling me while I was in there were Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez. Those two girls — they meant the world to me. They still do.”