12 Mainstream Celebrities Who Are BFFs with a Reality TV Star

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Reality stars don’t go on TV to stay on TV. Most have bigger and better plans and want to use their show as a stepping stone, like every American Idol or America’s Next Top Model contestant who ever existed and who needed a career boost — it’s a tactic that’s worked for so many. Just think — nobody’s watching Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood accept awards for their albums and wondering whether or not Simon Cowell would approve. Both of these crooners have grown far bigger than their humble beginnings on a singing competition.

That especially holds true for the shows that lack competition but are filled with entertainment. With so much drama on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and every version of the Real Housewives, sometimes it’s hard to remember which Hollywood hotties came from your TV screens. That’s how Gigi and Bella Hadid first got on our radar, along with every single KarJenner. Now they’ve all got careers on their own and super mainstream guys on their arms — Kim Kardashian tied the knot with none other than Kanye West for crying out loud. It doesn’t get much more A-list than that.

Dating, and marrying, out of your fame range is pretty common nowadays. Wells Adams from The Bachelorette did just start dating Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, after all. Pairings like these are random AF, but a lot of reality stars don’t just stop at finding romance on the red carpet — they find their friends there, too!

We’ve rounded up the weirdest of the weird when it comes to A-listers who hang on the reg with our fave reality TV stars, and if you think you know what’s coming, think again. These friendships are so far out of left field, we never saw them coming — and still have a hard time believing they’re real. All we know is, getting our own show is starting to sound better and better. Casually hanging with Taylor Swift? We’d get in front of the cameras for that, too.