10 celebrity pairs who have known each other since childhood: rare joint photos.

The probability that two people will know each other since childhood and then both become stars whose names are known to the whole world is extremely small. But it does happen. We did a little digging and found childhood and teenage photos of celebrity couples who, it turns out, started being friends years ago — even before they became famous.

Some grew up together, some started their careers together, starring in obscure movies or TV shows, but in any case, all the famous artists in this collection have been dating for more than 20 years.

1. Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio

Photo from 1989.

2. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera

Photo from 1994.

3. Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin

A 1993 photo taken on the set of the movie The Good Son.

4. Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson

A snapshot from 1998.

5. Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling

Photo from 1994. The actors are familiar from their days on the teen show The Mickey Mouse Club.

6. Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage

A snapshot from 1984.

7. Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson

A 1996 photo taken on the set of the movie Bottle Rocket.

8. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

A 1991 photo taken on the set of the movie Flirt.

9. Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx


A still from the show In Living Color, 1992.

10. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon


1992 snapshot. Damon is at the bottom and Affleck is the rightmost. Brendan Fraser can also be spotted in the shot, but it was Ben and Matt who were the real friends from childhood. The shot was taken on the set of the movie School Ties.

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