Fake Celebrity Friendships That Were Made Up By Hollywood

Everyone knows there are sketchy Hollywood romances that seem like they were cooked up in a PR lab — looking right at you, TomKat — but did you know that some celebrity friendships are also made up by Hollywood? It's true! Well, at least that's what we think based on the words and actions of some of these star pairs whose faux friendships seemingly fizzled just as they completed work on a project.

We hate to be the bearers of bad news here, but Luke and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls? Yeah, there were no off-camera sparks, or even a basic friendship there. How about morning show BFFs Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan? Do real besties negotiate backroom contracts that make each other look like fools on live TV?

Unfortunately, like everything else in Hollywood, celeb friendships are nothing but a grand production as well. From on-set catfights, to fake smiles for the cameras, to bizzaro pairings admittedly conceived by reality TV producers, let's take a look at Tinseltown's most made up onscreen pairs.

Keeping up with the Carters

They seemed like would be the perfect friends, but, allegedly, Beyoncé can't stand keeping up with Kim Kardashian.

According to Page Six, Queen Bey, who has been married to Jay-Z since 2008, has never grown close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, aka the wife of Jay-Z's best friend and protege, Kanye West.

"She is always a little icy to Kim. The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses when they speak," a source close to the "Formation" singer said.

Rumors of a feud between the women date back to 2014 when music's First Couple skipped Kimye's star-studded wedding in Italy. "[Beyoncé's] behavior during the wedding proved she isn't Kim's biggest fan," the source told Page Six. Allegedly, Beyonce and Jay-Z's names "were engraved in the marble table for the wedding dinner," making their absence from the nuptials all the more bizarre.

Even West hinted that Bey's dislike of Kim had strained his friendship with Jay-Z during a bizarre rant at a concert in 2016. "I can't take this s**t, bro! Our kids have never even played together," Yeezus told the crowd, according to Vanity Fair.

The cheerleader and the class clown aren't usually BFFs

In 2015, fans of the kooky Oscar-winning starlet and the booze-fueled comedienne were surprised after photos surfaced of the two goofing off while on vacation in the Hamptons. The fun-loving gals flaunted their friendship via Schumer's Instagram, going as far as to share snaps of them jet skiing and forming a human pyramid on a yacht with other friends.

And yes, while it seemed like Lawrence and the Trainwreck star were slated to become Hollywood's next It pair, some wondered whether their public admiration was a fake celebrity friendship planted simply to create a buzz for a script Lawrence said they were writing together.

In fact, nowadays we barely see them hanging out at all. According to Star (via OK!), Schumer ditched the Hunger Games star soon after she started dating furniture designer Ben Hanisch. "Before Ben came along, Amy and Jen were like sisters but Amy dropped her. Jen couldn't believe it," a source told the tabloid. "Amy is so wrapped up in Ben she doesn't respond to Jen's messages."

Turns out the fab four was fairly fractured

Sure they seemed like the best of friends, but all the lunch dates, Manolo Blahniks, and cosmopolitans in the world couldn't make these co-stars get along once the cameras stopped rolling.

Rumors of a feud between Sarah Jessica Parker, who played hopeless romantic Carrie Bradshaw, and Kim Cattrall, who starred as the sexy publicist Samantha Jones, have been circling in Tinseltown for years. According to Us Weekly, the alleged rift began in the series' final season when Parker was paid more money than the rest of the cast. The magazine reported that the argument over money also delayed the start of production of both of the Sex and the City films, which makes us wonder if they'll ever make a third.

Parker herself addressed the rumors with Marie Claire (via the Daily Mail), admitting, "When you're on set, you're working 90-hour weeks, you're never home, you're exhausted, there are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don't have any regrets about how I've treated people."

Cattrall, however, finally tore back the curtain on the whole thing with a February 2018 Instagram post in which she directly addressed Parker who had offered her support in light of the recent passing of Cattrall's brother. "Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already)," Catrall wrote in the post's caption. "You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona." Guess that settles that!

Golden grudges

Things were anything but golden between Hollywood legends Betty White and Bea Arthur on the set of the beloved '80s sitcom The Golden Girls.

White herself admitted this during a 2011 TimesTalk (via the Daily Mail), revealing, "She found me a pain in the neck sometimes. It was my positive attitude — and that made Bea mad sometimes."

"Sometimes if I was happy, she'd be furious!" White continued. How very Dorothy Zbornak of her!

It's called acting, people

Although they played best buddies-turned-lovers Luke and Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, Graham allegedly felt nothing but disdain towards her leading man.

In a 2005 interview with TV Guide, Graham revealed she and Patterson "weren't the best of friends" and didn't talk much while they weren't working. "It's a very functioning, working set, and I think some of that is helped by us having a little bit of a life outside. But I'm here an average of 50 hours a week, so there isn't a lot of socializing for any of us," she said.

For his part, Patterson told TV Guide shortly before the show wrapped in 2007 that he would work with Graham again "in a heartbeat." "She happens to be a very, very, very good actress," he told the publication, which could have very well paved the way for 2016 Netflix revival of the series.

Lies! With Kelly and Michael

Daytime hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan seemed like the best of buds during their four-year run together on Live! with Kelly and Michael, but, more often than not, things were strained between the pair.

Word got out that they didn't exactly get along after Strahan abruptly announced he was leaving Live! for Good Morning America in April 2016. Ripa herself made this abundantly clear when she failed to show up to work the morning after Strahan's announcement hit the wires. In fact, when she finally returned the following week, she made a whole speech about wanting respect in the workplace. (Which, considering she allegedly found out about Strahan's departure as the announcement was going to press, was fair enough.)

Things allegedly got so bad between the duo that Strahan's exit was bumped up from the fall to May 13, although even that didn't stop Ripa from making his final days on Live! incredibly awkward.

Oof. Let's hope Ryan Seacrest has better luck.

These two don't exactly mix like gin and juice

If opposites do attract, the same can be said the co-hosts of Martha & Snoop's' Potluck Dinner Party.

Martha Stewart, aka the queen of etiquette, and her marijuana-smoking co-star make quite a pair on their VH1 show, but, come on, what do they really have in common?

Stewart and Snoop Dogg, who appeared on Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber in 2015, didn't exactly initiate a celebrity friendship while they trashed the Biebs, but their vast personalities caught the attention of network executives at VH1, who asked them to do a reality-cooking show together. "Why not, give it a shot," Stewart recalled to the Los Angeles Times.

Still, SallyAnn Salsano, creator of the cooking show and MTV's Jersey Shore, hinted to USA Today that they didn't hit it off right away.

"You know, as we were making the show, there was so much hate, so much BS, and then it's like all of a sudden you show up on this set," she said. "Martha's side is decorated like, you know, Martha and Snoop's side has the front grill of a '64 Impala coming out of it. And I found it super interesting because you have two people who, on paper and visually, are complete and utter opposites yet they are exactly alike."