Ever wonder what would happen if celebrities were actually able to be friends with each other? Well, in the 2019 film Knives Out, we get to find out as Adrien Brody’s character tracks down and invites John Cho’s character and his girlfriend, played by Haley Lu Richardson, to his mansion for a barbecue. As the three friends sit around chatting, it’s clear that something is off. Despite their glamorous personas, the two women aren’t really feeling each other and it’s unclear whether John is feeling jealous or just straight up weirded out by Adrien’s overtures.

The two have never acted together before so they have no idea how to act with each other. The scene ends with Adrien awkwardly patting John on the shoulder and the two men walking away. That’s when we find out what would happen if famous people were actually able to be friends with each other…

The friendship between celebrities comes with its perks. In an age where most major cities have only one or two movie theaters left, getting the whole crew to join you for a screening is very exciting. You can also find out what the celebrities are doing and where they are eating and planning on going together. This can make or break a friendship. You can’t always be sure that the person you’re hanging out with is going to be cool with you getting the inside scoop on their lives.

That’s why we should always be careful when accepting a friend request from a celebrity. You never know if they’re going to use your access to their friends and family to hurt you. We’ve all heard of “friends with benefits,” but sometimes those benefits can turn into a full-blown friendship. That’s what makes this next story so sad. Here’s what happened.

The Painful Friendship Between Robert Pattinson and Taylor Swift

Let’s start with the good news first. After years of dating and no talks of marriage, Taylor Swift and musician Robert Pattinson became best friends. The bad news is that after a few years of being together, the couple decided to take their friendship public. They even starred in a PSA together.

The two had previously been spotted at a BBQ hosted by Tyler Oakley, a comedian and host of the YouTube Red show S**t My Comedy. The video was viewed over 50 million times. The most recent update to this story was in August when it was revealed that the two were seen shopping for engagement rings, hinting at a very public engagement. Let’s rewind.

It was in September 2017 when Taylor Swift released her first single “Delicate” that the singer revealed she had found “a new best friend,” a.k.a. Robert Pattinson. During the song’s intro, she thanks him for being “a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a dick to use.” Although it was initially unclear whether Taylor’s lyric was referring to her friendship with actor Robert Pattinson or her romantic relationship with Kanye West, the song’s music video featured the two together. The song became the most-streamed song of all time upon its release, debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 100 and going on to win Record Academy Awards for Best Music Video.

The following month, we learned that Taylor was taking time off from her busy schedule to focus on her health and her new album. We also found out that she was dating director Jonas Åkerlund. In a joint statement, Taylor and Robert expressed how important it was to them to have time off from their careers to focus on their loved ones. They also thanked their fans for their continued support.

“I’m grateful for this time with my loved ones and look forward to getting back out there soon,” Taylor said. “I want to thank my fans for their patience while I’ve been away and celebrate my upcoming 25th birthday with them. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to share this news with my family and friends, so I’m excited to finally be able to tell them that I’m engaged. I’d also like to thank Robert for being such a wonderful friend and partner-in-crime over the last few years. We’ve had a lot of fun together and I’m grateful to have found such a special person in my life.”

The next day, we learned that Kanye West was going to release a surprise album, Jesus Is King, and would be collaborating with Nas and Kid Cudi. The album’s opener, “God Only Knows,” included these lyrics: “I feel like I need a wife / A mother for my childern / One to push me to be better / One to hold me when I’m sick.” While many assumed these lyrics were a dig at Taylor Swift, Kanye later said the song was about himself, and not the “Famous” singer. Regardless, the collaboration with Nas and Kid Cudi never materialized and Taylor was left off the credits for the album’s first single, “Best Day,” which was released to radio stations in January 2018.

In February 2018, just as fans were starting to wonder whether Taylor might be ready to return to the spotlight, she dropped another bombshell. During an intimate chat with her fans at Austin City Hall, the singer revealed that she was in a romantic relationship with musician John Mayer. “I also want to talk about my relationship, which is very new and very exciting,” she said. “I’ve never said this about any other relationship, but I feel like this one is different. I feel like I can say that John and I are really happy together. We work really hard at it, but we make each other so happy.”

The news was well-received by fans, many of whom congratulated Taylor on her happiness and John Mayer on being such a worthy suitor. The following month, we found out that Taylor and John had made it official and were planning on tying the knot. The wedding took place on a beach in Australia in October 2018. The wedding was CNET ‘s best wedding planning guide.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds jetted off to France, where they were spotted walking hand-in-hand. They then took a trip to the Bahamas where they partied with A-list celebrities including Ashlee Simpson, Kim Kardashian, André Sorrentino, and Riccardo Tisci. Finally, the newlyweds headed home to Los Angeles, where they’re presumably still happily married.

The Tragic Friendship Between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

It took a while, but in May 2019, we learned that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson had called off their engagement. The following month, after a lot of uncertainty and a scary incident where Davidson was detained at a checkpoint for a deadly drugs conspiracy, we found out that the two had decided to remain friends. Despite their rocky start, they even hinted at a possible reconciliation. “We’ve both grown so much as people and as humans. We’re both wiser and better for having known each other,” Ariana said. “I want what’s best for him. No matter what happens, I will always have his back.”

In early June 2019, just a few days before the Music Masters gala, Pete Davidson posted an Instagram story, revealing that he had written a song for Ariana Grande. A day later, Ariana confirmed the news, writing, “I’m so excited to share this with you, my best friend. We finished the song together. It’s amazing. Pete, you’re a genius.” She then posted a snippet of the song to her Instagram Story, before tagging Piccolo Television, which is owned by HBO. It is the network’s flagship movie, The Sopranos. 

In The Sopranos, Adriana Grande (played by Ariana Grande) is seen listening to and singing along with Nicky Rudin (played by Pete Davidson) to his song, “Summertime,” which he writes for her. The song is about how much he misses her and wants to be with her. The following week, Davidson would repost the instagram story with the song’s lyrics scrolling across the screen, confirming the relationship between the two.