17 Celebrity Couples Who Were Just Friends Before Dating

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Let's face it: We're obsessed with the ups and downs of celebrities and their love lives. We find hope by watching our favorite long-lasting couples as they go the distance, and try desperately to follow the ups and downs of some of those on-again, off-again pairs who just can't seem to keep it together.

So what makes for a good relationship in Hollywood? In some cases, the key seems to be one thing that we're all often told: grow a friendship first. Whether they met on set and got together or knew each other before becoming famous, these celeb couples were friends before things got sexy.