By Katie Gray

They say that the best relationships stem from friendship. This is all too true for celebrity couples as well. Many celebrity relationships started off as friendships first and develop into more from there. This relationship advice shows us that it’s important to communicate and establish a real connection first.

Cupid has compiled eight celebrity couples who were friends first:

1. Prince William & Princess Kate Middleton: It’s well-known that this royal couple were college friends before getting together in a relationship. The rest is history, as their celebrity wedding aired for millions of viewers, and the birth of their two beautiful regal celebrity babies has been widely publicized. Long live the Royal Couple!

2. Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively: Spotted! Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively actually met on the set of a film and became close friends. After that, their friendship blossomed into a loving relationship. Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? The pretty pair married in a beautiful celebrity wedding, had a celebrity baby and have another on the way! We can’t wait to keep watching their family grow.

3. Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis: That 70’s Show stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were friends and co-stars on the hit retro sitcom. However; they both were in relationships at the time, so they just remained friends. Well after filming ended, the two united as a celebrity couple, married and have a baby daughter together. They show us that the best things in life are worth the wait.

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4. Jay-Z & Beyoncé: Arguably music’s most notable and memorable celebrity couple is Jay-Z and Beyoncé. They are royalty in the music industry. They married in 2008 after years of friendship and music collaboration. In 2012, they welcomed their celebrity baby, Blue Ivy Carter. It’s been noted that as of 2014, the couple have sold 300 million albums together.

5. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith: We love it when our favorite actors unite and show us that a celebrity relationship can last. Notable actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith first met in 1995 during her audition for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The two developed a friendship and then married and had celebrity babies together.

6. Marcus Mumford & Carey Mulligan: Carey Mulligan is most known for her role as Daisy Buchanan in one of the versions of The Great Gatsby. It turns out that before she and Marcus Mumford tied the knot in 2012, they had actually been friends for quite some time. In fact, they were childhood pen pals. How cute!

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7. Ryan Dorsey & Naya Rivera: Fellow actors Naya Rivera from Glee and Ryan Dorsey married in 2014 after four years of friendship. Their celebrity wedding was in Cabo San Lucas and they had their son the following year.

8. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian: It’s no secret that rapper Kanye West, always had his sight set on reality starlet Kim Kardashian. He even says in his lyrics, “I’ll admit I had fell in love with Kim, around the same time she had fell in love with him.” The married couple were friends for nine years prior to getting engaged in 2014. They are now happily married with a daughter and a son.

Who are your favorite celebrity couples who started as friends first? Share below!