What Miranda Cosgrove And Jennette McCurdy's Relationship Is Like Now

On the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy play Carly Shay and Sam Puckett, respectively, two best friends who start a hit web show together. The show garnered great success and after a six season run, fans were disappointed to see iCarly come to an end. Of course, fans had also come to love Cosgrove, McCurdy, and fellow stars Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor, and many tuned in just to see the great chemistry that the co-stars shared. 

While the initial show came to an end in 2012, a reboot was announced in 2020, with Cosgrove, Kress, and Trainor all set to reprise their roles (via Newsweek). Notably, McCurdy is not set to return to the show, sparking speculation that there may be tension between the former co-stars. Given McCurdy's admissions about how much she disliked being on iCarly, however, it seems that there may be deeper issues lurking. 

Considering the fact that Cosgrove and McCurdy were seemingly once close friends but McCurdy isn't returning for the iCarly reboot, many fans are wondering the same thing: where does their relationship stand? Keep reading to learn everything we know about where the former co-stars' friendship.

Jennette McCurdy and Miranda Cosgrove were once close friends

When Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy first started filming iCarly together in 2007, the two played best friends on-screen. As it turns out, this closeness also translated off-screen, and the duo became friends outside of the show. Though the show wrapped in 2012, Cosgrove and McCurdy still maintained their friendship for years.

In a 2018 interview, Cosgrove opened up about her "best friend" McCurdy. "We live really close to each other. We have sleepovers all the time. Like, I literally see her every other day," Cosgrove said of her former co-star. "It was so fun being best friends with Jennette and getting to travel all over and get to go through something like that with your best friend. It was really fun."

As it turns out, McCurdy had similar feelings towards Cosgrove. In 2017, the actor shared a cute picture of herself and Cosgrove posing at Disney World in Tokyo. "'I wouldn't trade it for anything. Never, no, never. Your friendship is the best present ever.' – tigger," McCurdy captioned the post, borrowing a quote from the iconic Winnie the Pooh character. 

Clearly, Cosgrove and McCurdy maintained a solid friendship even after iCarly ended. But what happened once the reboot was announced? 

Jennette McCurdy got candid about disliking her time on 'iCarly'

While Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor are reviving their roles for the iCarly reboot, there's one name very obviously missing: Jennette McCurdy. While fans initially hoped the McCurdy would sign on for the reboot, chances of that are pretty slim after the former actor got candid about how much she disliked being on the show.

"My experience with acting is, I'm so ashamed of the parts that I've done in the past ... I resent my career in a lot of ways," McCurdy explained during an episode of her podcast, Empty Inside with Jennette McCurdy. The star went on to describe how "embarrassing" it was for her to be on the show, which adds to her not-so-fond memories. "I did the shows that I was on from, like, 13 to 21, and by 15 I was already embarrassed. My friends at 15 weren't like, 'Oh cool, you're on this Nickelodeon show.' It was embarrassing."

Despite not enjoying her time on the show, McCurdy did acknowledge one positive: the friendships. "I made great friends but beyond that it was just an embarrassing stain on my life that everybody knows me for." Though she doesn't specifically name anyone, it seems safe to assume that one of those "great friends" was Cosgrove. 

Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy haven't talked about one another in years

Though Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy were no doubt good friends at one point, their current status remains a little more fuzzy. The last time Cosgrove has talked about McCurdy was in 2018 via a couple of Instagram posts. In a June 2018 post, Cosgrove celebrated McCurdy's golden birthday with a fun throwback pic. "She is the friend that everybody should have. She's the friend that everyone deserves," Cosgrove captioned the sweet tribute.

In August 2018, Cosgrove posted another picture with McCurdy, and this time they were in a car along with another friend. "Road trippin'," Cosgrove captioned the picture, insinuating that the three friends were enjoying a trip together. McCurdy, on the other hand, hasn't posted anything about Cosgrove since 2017, and other than speaking out about her bad experiences on iCarly, she hasn't commented on the reboot.

Though they haven't posted or spoken about one another in a while, they still follow each other on Instagram so it doesn't seem like there's any bad blood. These days, McCurdy is focusing on moving away from an acting career, whereas Cosgrove is still pursuing hers, so that could be cause for distance. Either way, iCarly helped forge a strong friendship between the young stars, so even if they've grown apart, they have quite a history of fond memories to look back on.