Valentine’s Day should be fun: It’s an excuse to eat candy-coated everything, light enough candles to push fire safety laws and unleash your oft-neglected inner sap. Sometimes, though, it seems like a holiday created by Big Chocolate to make single women feel like toe jam. What better way to find the joy in the Day of Love than to spend it with your true soulmates: your friends. You know who else has friends? Celebrities. Strip away the jets and jewels and they enjoy a girls’ night just as much as us regular folk. For some true Galentine’s Day inspiration, grab some waffles and check out the celeb pairings below.
Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler
The former Friends actress and E! comedienne have spent the holidays together and regularly high-tail it to Cabo for girls-only vacays. Can we come?
Lauren Graham and Connie Britton
These two go way back: Before there was Friday Night Lights and Gilmore Girls (and a Gilmore Girls revival), Britton and Graham lived together as roommates in a furniture-less house and subsisted on Rice Krispies Treats.
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) March 6, 2015
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Like Abbott and Costello with breasts, this comedic duo belongs together. Since meeting at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic in 1993, Fey and Poehler — creator of Galentine’s Day — gone on to play each other’s sisters, surrogates and have more than earned the rapt admiration of work wives everywhere.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda
Friends since they starred in 9 to 5, the septuagenarians show no signs of slowing down. For example: They recently took peyote together to prepare for a Grace and Frankie scene and hosted a joint TEDTalk on the power female of friendship.
Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore
The self-described “tiny Canadian” and Hollywood vet bonded originally on the set of their badass roller-derby comedy, Whip It.
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King
According to this embarrassingly touching retrospective, Gayle has been on Oprah’s show 139 times. They really are inseparable.
Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz
Bandidas have to stick together, you know?
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts
The Aussie A-listers have been buds since their high school days and share a “naughty wicked sense of humour,” according to Watts.
Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow
Lifestyle guru and music monolith meet backstage at a Jay Z concert. Magic ensues.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer
This dream–BFF pairing has shared a jet ski, danced barefoot on Billy Joel’s piano at a Chicago concert and now they’re writing a movie together. We. Can’t. Wait.
Get Chatelaine in your inbox!
Our very best stories, recipes, style and shopping tips, horoscopes and special offers. Delivered every weekday morning.