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.

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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.

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

 

You also probably share closets.

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

 

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

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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.

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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!

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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?

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