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We imagine it must be difficult to know who to trust in Hollywood, or to know who your real friends are in that town. Well, one way to solve this problem would be to remain friends with someone you know before you were famous. Click through the ten celebrity BFFs since they were kids and learn what real friendship is. These stars have been through it all with each other throughout the years.

1. Maya Rudolph and Gwyneth Paltrow

Who knew these two were lifelong pals? SNL comedienne Maya Rudolph and actress Gwyneth Paltrow met at 7-years old when they were classmates at St. Augustine by the Sea school in Santa Monica, California. The pair are still close today and even did a movie together with their families entitled, Duet.

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2. Paul Rudd and John Hamm

Actors Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm say that they’ve been friends for over 25 years. They even used to fight over women when they were in their 20s. The Mad Men star says he went to visit the Anchorman actor in Hollywood in 1992. Hamm was so intrigued by the entertainment industry that he quit his job and permanently moved to LA in 1995. Both stars have had very successful careers today with two new films due out next year.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

DiCaprio and Maguire have been friends since they were auditioning for the same parts in the late 80s. The two child actors decided to help each other in the industry, rather than compete against one another. They often joke that their bromance is the longest relationship DiCaprio has ever had. Last year, the childhood friends starred alongside one another in The Great Gatsby.

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4. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Affleck became friends with ten-year-old Matt Damon when he was 8. Damon and Affleck lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When they were older, they worked together every summer until Affleck left for LA to attend Occidental College and Damon remained in Boston to study at Harvard. Damon asked for Ben’s help in writing a screenplay for one of his theater classes. The duo worked together to write the Oscar winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting. They still remain close to this day with Affleck commenting, “having a friend you’ve been connected to since you were a little kid, that’s grounding. Matt and my brother Casey are the two people I rely on the most, emotionally and professionally.”

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5. Kimora Lee Simmons & Tyra Banks

Kimora Lee Simmons and Tyra Banks first met as teens working in the modelling industry and have remained close friends over the years. Both women are models turned entrepreneurs, with Simmons running Phat Farm fashions and Banks producing America’s Next Top Model. Tyra Banks is also the godmother of Simmons’ oldest daughter, Ming Lee.

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6. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

The 22-year old Disney stars first met on the set of Barney and Friends back in 2002. Demi and Selena’s friendship has been very strong ever since. They even made a Disney Channel original movie together called Princess Protection Program. But, recently it seems the pair have been falling out more often. Many sources speculate that Lovato disapproves of Gomez’s relationship with Justin Bieber. We hope these two celebrity BFFs since they were kids can work it out.

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7. Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and former Vice President Al Gore were randomly assigned to be roommates at Harvard in 1965. The two became close friends over their four years of study and they even started a country music band together. Their friendship is still going strong today. Jones spoke at the 2000 Democratic National Convention when Gore’s candidacy for President was announced.

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8. Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler

Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler became friends at an early age because they ran in the same circle thanks to their famous parents, Goldie Hawn and Steven Tyler. The actresses even attended high school together at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences. Then, they costarred in Dr. T & the Women and even shared an on-screen kiss.

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9. Michelle Williams & Busy Philips

Williams and Phillips first met on the set of the teen drama Dawson’s Creek, which aired from 1998-2000. The actresses have remained very close friends. Phillips is the godmother of Michelle and the late Heath Ledger’s daughter, Matilda. They also love to support one another in their careers. Busy is often Michelle’s “date” at awards shows.

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10. Adam Levine and Jonah Hill

Here’s another little-known set of celebrity BFFs since they were kids. Actor Jonah Hill and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine have been pals long before they became household names. The pair grew up together and Hill says that their families were very close. Jonah told Playboy magazine, “Adam was like family, and he still is… I don’t see him as a rock star. He’s just a great person to me… Adam has been there for me and my family, and his family has been there for my family more than anyone else. That guy has all my love and respect forever.” Jonah recently officiated Levine’s wedding to model Behati Prinsloo.

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