Pretty much everyone in the whole world knows her, but who really KNOWS her? Beyonce is the epitome of a strong, powerful woman—she’s talented, successful, beautiful, a total boss lady and seems super fun and friendly. We know she has a private side that includes her husband and partner both on and off-stage, Jay Z, and their adorable daughter Blue Ivy. But who else is let into that private side? A quick glance at her Instagram pictures of the past year shows very few other pals. It’s mostly just her looking fabulous and fashionable, which is great too. But with the latest rumors swirling like a tornado, or even for a good night out on the town, Beyonce should have some friends to lean on, confide in, and dance on tables with. Tons of celebrities post pics with their team of stylists, makeup artists, publicists, hometown friends or even fellow celeb pals. And while really and truly no one compares to Beyonce, homegirl should still have some friends!
We all want to be friends with her, but who actually is? Here’s a look at some of the people that Beyonce might consider a friend:
She’s not just a sister she’s also a friend. While their relationship seemed a bit odd back in May when Solange was greeting B’s husband in a less than friendly way and Beyonce just stood back and watched, they’ve made it clear via Instagram that it’s going to keep more than a couple of big burly bodyguards to keep these two apart. Probably Beyonce’s closest confidant besides Jay Z.
They’ve been friends since childhood, they’ve been through the ups and downs of Destiny’s Child, a Super Bowl performance together and more of life’s adventures. Kelly is surely a friend, one that was smart enough to know that she should just follow Beyonce’s lead to super stardom. So now that Kelly’s pregnant, does she call Beyonce to compare cravings or get her opinion on baby names?
Michelle’s a pal. They have the DC history together. B is probably not as close with her as she is with Kelly—less frequent texting and emailing but heartfelt nonetheless. If Beyoncé was feeling bored on a Friday night and wanted someone to come over and keep her company Michelle could totally be that person.
Gwen is probably Beyonce’s closest friend who wasn’t part of Destiny’s Child. Bey and Jay probably shared many double dates with Gwyneth and Chris Martin in the past. Did B help her through their split? Will Gwen be there to do the same, should the rumors be true? Do they share recipes? Borrow each other’s fashion magazines? Are they close or just see-you-at-the-next-dinner-party close? It’s unclear how much these two keep in touch, but Beyonce probably feels relieved to see Gwyneth out and about at events because she knows it’s someone she’s comfortable around.
Beyonce just might be the definition of a diva on stage. But off stage, who’s going to tell her she’s acting like one? Does Oprah put her in her place and say, “Beyonce, you’re overreacting.” Who calls Beyonce out if/when the time is appropriate? Does she have other boss ladies around her that can relate to being rich and powerful? Do they use emojis in their texts to each other?
Who does she gripe about her record label with? Who does she turn to when she’s excited about a new tour costume or when her baby does something adorable? These are the types of gals she should have handy to shoot a quick text to, gals that can relate. Hopefully Beyonce gets to Skype with women like this when they’re on the road but still need a girls night, because bumping into someone at the Grammys each year does not equal friendship.
She trusts them in the studio, but does she turn to them outside of it? Does she ask Pharrell for advice? Does she help Drake with his lady problems? Does she do karaoke with Justin Timberlake? That would be so fun to see. What about Jessica Biel, what do they talk about when their husbands are away? They seem like they’d have a fun time at brunch, do they pencil that into their calendars for months in advance? Beyonce’s a girl that can hang with the guys, but does she?
Simply because, isn’t she friends with everyone?
Beyoncé is no stranger to events like the Met ball, award shows and numerous fancy red carpet events. Does she see the same girls there over and over? Do they vent about what’s going on on-set, in their relationships or even drama with other girl friends? Those are the kinds of gals every girl needs around. With the latest rumors that Beyoncé was shopping for a new apartment solo, does she bring along a friend with her and they grab lunch or a coffee after? Do they text each other mirror pics of what they’re wearing to the latest red carpet so they don’t show up in the same thing? That would be smart!
Is this photo from Beyoncé’s book club or wine night? Does she have one of those? Are these girls on group text? Who does she send links of funny cat videos too? She seems close with this group, which includes La La Anthony, specifically because of this no-makeup pic. The two could discuss their husbands, or the time they used to hang out on TRL together back in the day, or their kids or the latest episode of The Real Housewives. We just want to be sure Bey can voice all her opinions on Kenya Moore‘s latest antics to someone who cares.
Their husbands hang out, collaborate and tour together, so do Kim and Bey take that time to hang too? Does she Keep Up With The Kardashians? Do Blue and North have play dates? She could talk to Kim about fashion, or the paparazzi or social media. They have stuff in common!
How close does Beyonce get with her dancers? Do they put on their sweatpants and eat popcorn together after the show? Or is it all business on stage and then a “See ya tomorrow” at the end of the show?
The only non-relative to really get an Instagram birthday shoutout from B recently is her stylist Ty Hunter. They can make cross eyes in pics together, he can find her the perfect dress, but when he’s putting it on her does she talk about feeling bloated? DOES Beyoncé ever feel bloated? They must have to spend a lot of time together professionally, because we all know it takes forever to try on a pair of jeans in a dressing room, so imagine the time it takes to try on those sparkly leotards! But do they hang out and grab froyo together after?
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