Join the ‘BFF’ celebration with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and more!

Today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of ‘asli yaari’ — American style. It was on September 16, 2010 that the acronym ‘BFF’ was added to the New Oxford American Dictionary and it has been used ubiquitously ever since!

You’re way behind the eight ball if you still don’t know ‘BFF’ stands for ‘Best Friends Forever’ and though the term has been in use since the late Nineties, it was only with the advent of extensive instant-messaging in the early 21st century, that it came to be recognised as a word worthy of a dictionary listing. 

A mention from Lisa Kudrow’s character Phoebe Buffay on ‘Friends’ in 1997 may have made ‘BFF’ a household term long before its listing, but it has taken a handful of celebrity friendships to immortalise the phrase. 

As we say ‘happy dictionary-listing anniversary’ to ‘BFF’ today, LIVEINSTYLE.COM lists the top 5 friends we think of when we hear the term ‘BFF’: 

1. Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston: Monica and Rachel popularised the term ‘BFF’ on the hugely-popular sitcom ‘Friends’, but this friendship scores for having lasted far longer than the hit TV show itself!

Jennifer Aniston
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2. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie: These BFFs were so popular at the turn of the millennium that they even signed on to star in a reality show together. While ‘The Simple Life’ was axed after a five-season run, it spawned another set of reality shows based on Paris Hilton’s hunt for a new best friend.

Hilton and Richie
Image Credit : www.paris-brasil.com

3. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck: Generally associated with women, it took a league of extraordinary gentlemen to break into the BFF club. Ably led by the likes of ‘Good Will Hunting’ co-stars Matt and Ben, this band of boys stood by each other through endless personal and professional ups and downs, to prove that blokes can be BFFs too. 

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
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4. George Clooney and Brad Pitt: Jennifer Aniston had her BFF while then-husband Brad Pitt had his, in the form of the gorgeous George Clooney. It isn’t for stature alone that these A-list actors make our list — it is chiefly because their ‘asli yaari’ has outlasted several romantic relationships (especially in Clooney’s case!) and stood the test of time. 

George Clooney and Brad Pitt

Image Credit: theredlist.com 

5. Rupert Grint and Tom Felton: They may have represented opposing teams in the good-versus-evil fight that was ‘Harry Potter’, but never let it be said that Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy didn’t get on after hours. From partying together in Vegas to teasing each other on Twitter, Rupert and Tom are new-age BFFs who have yet to prove their mettle in the long-term ‘yaari’ department, but we certainly hope they will!

Rupert Grint and Tom Felton
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Join the ‘BFF’ celebration with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and more!

Sonali Velinker Kamat

Today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of ‘asli yaari’ — American style. It was on September 16, 2010 that the acronym ‘BFF’ was added to the New Oxford American Dictionary and it has been used ubiquitously ever since!

You’re way behind the eight ball if you still don’t know ‘BFF’ stands for ‘Best Friends Forever’ and though the term has been in use since the late Nineties, it was only with the advent of extensive instant-messaging in the early 21st century, that it came to be recognised as a word worthy of a dictionary listing. 

A mention from Lisa Kudrow’s character Phoebe Buffay on ‘Friends’ in 1997 may have made ‘BFF’ a household term long before its listing, but it has taken a handful of celebrity friendships to immortalise the phrase. 

As we say ‘happy dictionary-listing anniversary’ to ‘BFF’ today, LIVEINSTYLE.COM lists the top 5 friends we think of when we hear the term ‘BFF’: 

1. Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston: Monica and Rachel popularised the term ‘BFF’ on the hugely-popular sitcom ‘Friends’, but this friendship scores for having lasted far longer than the hit TV show itself!

Jennifer Aniston
Image Credit : tellyday.com

2. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie: These BFFs were so popular at the turn of the millennium that they even signed on to star in a reality show together. While ‘The Simple Life’ was axed after a five-season run, it spawned another set of reality shows based on Paris Hilton’s hunt for a new best friend.

Hilton and Richie
Image Credit : www.paris-brasil.com

3. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck: Generally associated with women, it took a league of extraordinary gentlemen to break into the BFF club. Ably led by the likes of ‘Good Will Hunting’ co-stars Matt and Ben, this band of boys stood by each other through endless personal and professional ups and downs, to prove that blokes can be BFFs too. 

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Image Credit: theredlist.com 

4. George Clooney and Brad Pitt: Jennifer Aniston had her BFF while then-husband Brad Pitt had his, in the form of the gorgeous George Clooney. It isn’t for stature alone that these A-list actors make our list — it is chiefly because their ‘asli yaari’ has outlasted several romantic relationships (especially in Clooney’s case!) and stood the test of time. 

George Clooney and Brad Pitt

Image Credit: theredlist.com 

5. Rupert Grint and Tom Felton: They may have represented opposing teams in the good-versus-evil fight that was ‘Harry Potter’, but never let it be said that Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy didn’t get on after hours. From partying together in Vegas to teasing each other on Twitter, Rupert and Tom are new-age BFFs who have yet to prove their mettle in the long-term ‘yaari’ department, but we certainly hope they will!

Rupert Grint and Tom Felton
Image Credit: media2.popsugar-assets.com

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