How to Be a Celebrity's Paid Best Friend

May 7, 2014 By:
How to Be a Celebrity's Paid Best Friend
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In Hollywood it pays to be a celeb’s best friend. Literally.

It can go a couple ways. Either a star will cultivate a relationship with their assistant who eventually becomes a close friend, or a star will take their closest friend and ask them to be their paid assistant.

However this unique friendship begins, there are certain duties that come with being a star’s paid wingman/woman.

You have to party hard with them whenever they want.


Take Lindsay Lohan and Gavin Doyle, for instance.


You have to make sure they always look their best.

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Like stylist Ty Hunter does for his girl Beyoncé.


You have to have an umbrella at the ready, rain or shine.

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Diddy would be lost weather-wise without Fonzworth Bentley.


You have to take the blame for them whenever they’re up to no good.

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When drug paraphernalia was found in Justin Bieber’s home, his boy Lil Twist took the fall.

You have to hold their hand for moral support when braving the paparazzi.

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Kim Kardashian trusts her BFF Jonathan Cheban to get her through anything.


You have to cheer along with them at sporting events.


Childhood friend Melissa Forde is Rihanna’s number one cheerleader.


You also probably share closets.


And these two clearly have a lot of fun coordinating their outfits.


You have to turn up on every single holiday with them.


Miley Cyrus needs a friend who’s just as crazy as she is. Enter Cheyne Thomas.


You might have to star in their popular reality shows.



You get so close, you're sometimes rumored to be in an actual relationship!

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Oprah and her bestie Gayle King have dealt with those jokes for years!


You’re their go-to +1 at all Hollywood events.

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Before they were married, Jessica Simpson and her assistant CaCee Cobb were joined at the hip.


You sometimes even become pregnant together!


Hey, it happens! (Or it did this one time.)


You sometimes bounce ideas off each other and eventually start a business together.

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Like Justin Timberlake and his longtime buddy and assistant Trace Ayala did when they started the men’s clothing line, William Rast.


It can be an unpredictable and exhausting jet-setting lifestyle, but it looks to be worth it, right?