“Bromance” is a term used to signify a strong non-sexual relationship between men. This term has been around since the 1990s, and it refers more to a kind of masculine friendship than a homosexual practice. The most popular bromances known to man today are among male celebrities who once had a special collaboration and were able to develop and maintain a strong friendship since then. Here is a list of the 25 greatest celebrity bromances known to man:
Barack Obama and Jay Z
The world was shocked when Jay Z disclosed that he shares an unusual kind of friendship with the President of the United States. They regularly keep in touch through text messaging.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto
The bromance between Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto began when they collaborated in “Dallas Buyers Club.” They brought this affair all the way to the Academy Awards.
Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has always treated Dane DeHaan as his best friend. Since their first joint project “Kill Your Darlings,” the two have successfully maintained a strong bond.
Michael Cera and Jonah Hill
The bromance between Jonah Hill and Michael Cera began when they starred in the Judy Apatow comedy “Superbad” where they entered into some sort of an arranged marriage. Since the project, the two have built a strong onscreen chemistry.
Justin Bieber and Usher
Usher is one of the few artists who supported Justin Bieber during the early stages of his budding career. Because of this, he is one of the celebrities that Bieber holds closest to his heart. The relationship that they share is like a big and little brother relationship so they are always seen hanging out and having fun.
Jay Z and Kanye West
Kanye West has always treated Jay Z like a real brother. Their hip hop power bromance has been one of the most popular in Hollywood that fans are always looking forward to the latest developments in their friendship. In one of his interviews, Kanye West said that Jay Z was one of the few who could understand his “voice” and bear his brutal honesty.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel
The acting careers of actors Paul Rudd and Jason Segel began to get entwined when they had their first collaboration in “Knocked Up.” The two have developed even deeper friendship when they starred in the movie “I Love You, Man,” where they played a pair of incipient bosom buddies who got caught in a platonic kind of love.
Followers of the French duo “Daft Punk” say that the members of Daft Punk have had a strong bromance since the late 1990s.
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are known for sharing a special kind of bond for years now. In one of his interviews, Stephen Colbert shared the kind of relationship he has with Jon Stewart. He said Stewart was his inspiration and that he was lucky not just to have him as a friend but also a mentor.
Tobey Maguire and Leonardo Di Caprio
Said to be a bromance of 25 years, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo Di Caprio had been in a long-term friendship before “The Great Gatsby.” Theirs is one of the longest-running and strongest bromances in Hollywood because their friendship started since they were teenagers.
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
The Adam Levine-Blake Shelton bromance started when they hosted “The Voice” together. The show has drawn both artists so close to each other that their friendship has extended even after the season. In fact, when Adam Levine was recognized as “the sexiest man alive,” he sent Blake a copy of his video cover.
Bradley Cooper and Gerald Butler
Bradley Cooper and Gerald Butler were first spotted together during the Wimbledons men’s singles final. What sparked bromance rumors between the two was the fact that they were wearing matching outfits at the time they were spotted. Both of them were wearing light colored suit jackets and were seen chuckling all throughout the game.
Justin Bieber and Jay-Z
Dubbed as a “match made in musical heaven,” the bromance between Justin Bieber and Jay-Z is another popular bromance in Hollywood. The two artists are often seen hanging out together with Kevin Hart at a night club in Miami, Florida.
Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet
Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss had their first collaboration in the musical series Glee. Rumor has it that both actors have taken their bromance off stage since late spring of 2011.
Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik
There are talks on social media that Louis Tomlinson does not believe in monogamy when it comes to male relationships or bromances. This is because aside from his bromance with Liam Payne, he is also linked to another One Directioner member, Zayn Malik. He is as close to Malik as he is close to Payne.
Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson
The bromance between two famous One Direction members, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, is one of the most popular bromances today. Despite Louis Tomlinson’s admission that they had a serious feud before, the kind of friendship that they share today makes them one of the most talked about bromances on social media, especially among One Directioners.
Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller
Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller are probably the only actors in Hollywood who have teamed up for nine times in a row. Since their collaboration in Zoolander. The two have worked together a lot in Hollywood, including Little Fockers, Night at the Museum, Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents and The Cable Guy.
Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonah Hill
The two actors teamed up in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” They are so close that people often see them hanging out together. Last year, they were spotted taking a dip in a beach in Miami and frolicking around an almost naked brunette woman.
Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan
The friendship between Zac Efron and Michael Jordan began when they teamed up in the movie “That Awkward Moment” with Miles Teller. When the movie was released, the great sense of friendship among the three leads was felt by the viewers. Even after the filming, Zac Efron and Michael Jordan have continued to have a couple of good nights out.
James Franco and Seth Rogen
James Franco has developed a special bond with Seth Rogen since they met on the set of television series “Freaks and Geeks.” They rekindled their on-screen relationship in Pineapple Express.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
Detective stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harreslon are real-life friends. The two actors began to develop a special kind of friendship after months of being together for 16 hours a day.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
Considered one of the freshest of all showbiz bromances, the friendship between Jay Z and Justin Timberlake sprang from their previous successful music collaboration.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen
The friendship between Tim Allen and Tom Hanks definitely go to infinity and beyond. In one of his past interviews, Tom Hanks disclosed that he always makes it a point to have dinner at least once every two months with his previous co-star and best friend Tim Allen. Not a bad idea, don’t you think?
Dave Coulier, John Stamos and Bob Saget
Not only where the stars of the popular 90’s show “Full House” friends on screen, but they are friends in real life as well.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
The bromance is strong with these two. Probably one of the most popular bromances around, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck say that the key to their lasting relationship is their honesty to each other.