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50 Cent, Bette Midler

What could a rapper who’s been shot nine times have in common with an Academy award-winning actress who’s 30 years his senior? How about the environment! 50 Cent and Bette Midler bonded in 2009 over their shared love of restoring local parks and gardens in NYC when he volunteered to be a part her charity, New York Restoration Project. "He is such a gorgeous star, holy cow!" Midler gushed at the event. During her speech, she thanked 50 because he had “really made my life worth living. [He] has been with me through thick and thin.” And the feeling is clearly mutual. “Look how beautiful things are and how nice it feels when [I'm around her]," he said. “Me and Bette [collaborating] would be really hot, but I'd need to make something new for her.”

Surprising Celebrity Friends

Bet you didn't know that 50 Cent and Bette Midler are friends! Check out other surprising stars who pal around.