6 Celebrity Best Friends Who Have Dated the Same Person

It’s quite a tricky situation when it comes to falling for your best friend’s partner, be it the current one or an ex. People say it’s morally right to never associate yourself romantically with someone who has had a past with your bestie. However, the heart can’t be controlled and many a time, people do end up hooking up with their forbidden love. Celebrities are humans and have naturally been faced with this dilemma too, more so since it’s such a small entertainment industry made up of attractive and talented people where everyone seems to fall for everyone.

Shania Twain and Marie-Anne Thiebaud

Shania Twain and Marie-Anne Thiebaud

1. Shania Twain and Marie-Anne Thiebaud

The musician Twain has an unusual and heart warming love story. Her marriage broke up in 2008 because of her then husband’s alleged affair with her married best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud. While Twain and Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frederic Thiebaud, were recuperating from this cheating heartbreak, they grew close and eventually tied the knot.


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Denise Richards and Heather Locklear

Denise Richards and Heather Locklear

2. Denise Richards and Heather Locklear

Richie Sambora was the bone of contention between these two beautiful actresses. After Locklear filed for divorce, within a few months cupid struck her neighbor and close friend Denise as well as her ex-husband and they started dating. Although this didn't go down well with Heather in the beginning, she eventually came around. However, Richie and Denise too separated soon after.


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Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

3. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

These actresses of popular sitcom FRIENDS’ fame have been known to be notoriously close. So closely have they been friends that beside other things they also share a common choice in men. No wonder then that both of them hit headlines for having dated Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz back-to-back.


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Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds

Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds

4. Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds

Liz Taylor is remembered the most for being a serial wife for she had been married 8 times, among which, her hubby number four was her best friend, Debbie Reynolds’ husband, Eddie Fisher. She never regretted the fact that she broke up the couple as she had famously stated, “No one can break a happy marriage. Debbie's and Eddie's never has been."


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Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus

5. Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus

These two teen popstars who were all the rage with pre-teen girls across the globe, a few years back, indulged in a Twitter cat-fight over their common love interest. Miley was allegedly in a relationship with another teen sensation, Nick Jonas, the youngest of the Jonas brothers. After Miley, he dated Selena who eventually broke up with him and started dating another teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber.


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George Harrison and Eric Clapton

George Harrison and Eric Clapton

6. George Harrison and Eric Clapton

This legendary love triangle has been immortalized by the Beatles band member, George Harrison in his biography as well as in the songs he wrote. Pattie Boyd was the woman that he was married to and after their divorce, she started dating her ex-husband’s best friend, famous musician Eric Clapton. Harrison illustrates the pain he went through in his biography when he started realizing that his best friend and his wife were starting to fall for each other, while she was married to him.


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  • Shania Twain and Marie-Anne Thiebaud
  • Denise Richards and Heather Locklear
  • Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds
  • Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus
  • George Harrison and Eric Clapton

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