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10 of the biggest celebrity friendship breakups

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Seth Rogen and James Franco. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Seth Rogen recently said he has no plans to work with James Franco, whom he's frequently collaborated with since the late '90s.

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Seth Rogen and James Franco. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Seth Rogen and James Franco's friendship goes back decades. They met while working on the set of "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, and they have been consistent collaborators over the years.

However, in a May 2021 interview with The Sunday Times, Rogen said he has no plans to work with Franco again following accusations of sexual misconduct.

"The truth is that I have not and I do not plan to right now," Rogen said in response to a question about working with the actor again.

Rogen also alluded that their relationship had become strained, saying, "I don't know if I can define that right now during this interview. I can say it has changed many things in our relationship and our dynamic."

In January 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that five women had accused Franco of "inappropriate sexually exploitative" behavior, but Franco denied the allegations. Franco was also sued by two of his former acting school students in 2019 for what they called "sexually exploitative" behavior. Franco also denied those allegations and a settlement was reached in February 2020.

"I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that," Rogen told The Sunday Times.

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie had an infamous feud before their reality show "The Simple Life" wrapped for good.

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Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Doug Benc/Getty Images

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie once ruled the socialite scene of the early 2000s. However, things appeared to go south in 2005 when the pair refused to film the fourth season of their hit reality show "The Simple Life" as a duo. Instead, they were filmed separately working odd jobs across the country.

"It's no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends," Hilton said that year. "I will not go into the details of what happened. All I will say is that Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I am ever going to say about it."

According to one report by OK! Magazine, Richie played Hilton's infamous home video at a party to "celebrate" the heiress' hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live," although that's never been officially confirmed. "The Simple Life" ended in 2007 after five seasons.

Hilton and Richie have appeared to put aside their beef — for the most part. They were photographed together in 2011 and Hilton even wished her former costar a happy birthday in 2017.

In 2018, the pair were again photographed together at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan also fell out and still throw shade at each other to this day.

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Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. J. Vespa/Getty Images

Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were fast friends in the early 2000s and partied in Los Angeles together on a regular basis. However, that all came to a swift halt in May 2006 after Hilton was filmed laughing while her friend Brandon Davis made disparaging comments about Lohan to the paparazzi.

According to E! Online, Hilton's publicist said it was "unfair to characterize Brandon's statements as being reflective of Paris' feelings about Lindsay." Davis later apologized for his comments, but the damage had seemingly already been done.

In November that year, Lohan was filmed calling Hilton the C-word on-camera, then immediately denying that she made the comment. A week later, Lohan alleged that Hilton had injured her arm at a party, saying, "It hurts and it's not OK. I'm sorry that everyone thinks I'm crazy. I'm not; I'm just trying to act."

The pair appeared to be back on good terms when they were spotted out partying with Britney Spears a day later. However, Hilton later said that Lohan "wasn't invited" to join her and Spears that night. Over the years, their friendship weathered multiple ups and downs, but they appear to no longer be on speaking terms.

In a 2019 episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Hilton told host Andy Cohen that Lohan was "beyond," "lame," and "embarrassing." A week later, Lohan posted a throwback photo of her and Hilton with "#Beyond." She later added to the caption, congratulating her on the release of her new single, "Best Friend's A**."

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato met when they were kids, but their friendship has been through ups and downs.

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Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato met on the set of "Barney & Friends" in 2002, and there have been many ups and downs in the two decades since.

"Very early on, you could just tell, they clicked," Fred Holmes, the show's director at the time, told International Business Times in 2017. "Certain kids got along with other kids and they were just two of those that really clicked. They were pretty inseparable and ate lunch together and all those types of things."

Over the years, the pair became practically inseparable as their acting and music careers took off on the Disney Channel. In 2009, they even teamed up to film "Princess Protection Program." However, a year later, their relationship appeared to have shifted.

"We're both busy, and I wish the best for her," Lovato said during an interview with Girls Life in June 2010. "True friends don't let their friends or family be mean to you. If you can't trust somebody, you can't be friends with them."

However, the pair appeared to be on good terms for the next few years and supported each other's projects publicly. Then, when Lovato checked into rehab for disordered eating and struggles with self-harm in 2013, she and Gomez reconnected.

"Selena called me crying when I was in there. She was just so worried. And I was like, 'Look, I should be the one crying. It's all good.' She was so worried, and ever since then we've gotten closer," Lovato said during a 2013 interview with TelevisionetMusic.

Then, in August 2014, Lovato unfollowed Gomez on Twitter, but they appeared to reconcile yet again and in 2017 made an appearance together at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles. However, in 2018, they both unfollowed each other on Instagram.

After Gomez publicly congratulated Lovato for her Grammy Awards performance of "Anyone" in 2020, following her overdose, Lovato said the two were "not friends."

Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato had a fight in 2008, but they have seemingly rekindled their friendship.

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Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives

Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato met on the set of "Hannah Montana" in 2007 but were quickly engulfed in drama after Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux released a video a year later apparently mocking Lovato and Selena Gomez.

Cyrus later took the video down and apologized. Lovato addressed the fallout from the video in a 2012 interview with Seventeen, saying, "[Miley] and I are strong headed. When we fight it's brutal, and we're like, 'We're never going to be friends again!' Then two days later, were like, 'I love you and I miss you!'"

In 2014, Demi Lovato said she and Cyrus were "acquaintances" during a radio interview.

However, the pair appear to be friends again. In March 2020, Lovato spoke to Cyrus on her "Bright Minded: Live With Miley" show on Instagram Live about their falling out and reconnecting during the pandemic.

"It's times like this that it's a great chance to call and connect with people you may have fallen out of touch or lost contact with through some petty drama," Cyrus said. "I just think that you're such a light — even if it took this crisis to get us connected again."

Lovato agreed: "I feel like you've always been such a light and that's why we connected at 14. We connected then because we just saw something in each other. Maybe it was because of spirituality or maybe it was just our hearts."

Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag's feud was well-documented on "The Hills." The pair reportedly no longer speak.

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Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. Getty/Charley Gallay

The original stars of "The Hills" Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag were involved in quite a few major spats during their time on the hit show. However, it all came to a head when Montag and her now-husband Spencer Pratt allegedly began spreading rumors that Lauren and her ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler had made a sex tape, according to Today.

After Conrad skipped out on the couple's housewarming party, Montag confronted her about it, resulting in a public fight. Montag later went over to Lauren's apartment to apologize for the incident, but never admitted to starting or spreading rumors about her. Pratt has since admitted to playing a part in the rumors.

"I think it's time to forgive and forget," Conrad famously told her. "I want to forgive you ... and I want to forget you."

After this scene, the pair never rekindled their friendship.

"Sometimes things happen that will change how you feel about people, and sometimes it's very permanent," Montag told Cosmopolitan in 2019. "I thought with Lauren and me, we would've been friends again."

"I'd be willing to move forward and put things behind us," Montag said on an episode of the podcast #NoFilter with Zack Peter. "We would never be the way that we were again, but it would be fun to maybe catch up one day and be mature and be like, 'Hey that was crazy, I wish you the best,' type-of-thing. But I don't think she would ever be ready for that ... Lauren just holds grudges a little bit."

Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder reportedly had a falling out over "Shakespeare in Love."

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder. Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

In the '90s, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow were frequently photographed together when they were dating good friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, respectively.

In 1998, their friendship went up in smoke. The story goes that Paltrow stumbled upon a script for "Shakespeare in Love" at Ryder's home. The actress then reportedly asked to audition for the lead role and got it — she even won an Oscar for her performance. However, the story has never been confirmed by the pair, and Paltrow has denied stealing the role from Ryder.

In 2009, the Goop founder wrote in a blog post, "Back in the day, I had a 'frenemy' who, as it turned out, was pretty hellbent on taking me down."

At the time, there was speculation that the "frenemy" was Ryder.

"I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person," she continued, possibly referencing Ryder's shoplifting conviction in 2002 that made national headlines. "And my reaction was deep relief and happiness."

Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods, who were once inseparable, never rekindled their friendship after the Tristan Thompson-Jordyn cheating scandal came out.

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Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner had been friends since the eighth grade before their relationship ended. The drama began when reports emerged that Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend and the father of their daughter True, had cheated on Kardashian for the second time with Jordyn Woods.

The reports alleged that Woods was with Thompson at a house party. Anonymous attendees at the party later told TMZ that Thompson and Woods "were all over each other" and "making out."

Woods later addressed the scandal on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk," saying, "On the way out, he did kiss me. No passion ... no tongue kiss, no making out, no nothing. I was in shock. I was like, 'Let me just pretend that didn't happen.'"

The drama was addressed on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," including Jenner's reaction to the news.

While the scandal was being reported on, Woods moved out of the home she lived in with Jenner. Kylie appeared to choose loyalty to her sister over her friendship with Woods, as they have not been seen spending time together since the fallout.

Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna were once friends, but now the former "Rob & Chyna" star is suing her for defamation.

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Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna, whose given name is Angela Renée White, were close friends before Kim's younger sister Kylie Jenner began dating Tyga, Blac Chyna's ex-boyfriend and the father of her eldest child.

"I understand that Kylie dating Tyga completely broke Chyna's heart. I feel for her in that situation," Kardashian said on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in 2016. "Was it uncomfortable for me when Kylie and Tyga started to date? Absolutely, because Chyna was my friend."

The pair appeared to halfheartedly reconcile after Kim's brother, Rob Kardashian, began dating Chyna in 2016. Jenner also smoothed things over with Chyna, and the family was on good terms with the model. Chyna and Kardashian even landed their own spinoff show, "Rob & Chyna," which documented their relationship and life with their daughter, Dream.

However, their relationship turned sour after Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna split. "Rob & Chyna" was later canceled after one season on the air.

In 2017, Chyna claimed in a defamation lawsuit that it was the Kardashian family's decision to end their show. She is claiming assault, battery, domestic violence, defamation, and interference with prospective economic relations in the suit.

"Chyna also proved that, although Kris Jenner was the ringleader for the plot to get Season 2 of 'Rob & Chyna' canceled, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner each separately defamed and intentionally interfered with Chyna's contract for Season 2 — so all three daughters face a trial by jury for their illegal conduct against Chyna," Lynne Ciani, Chyna's attorney, told Insider in a statement.

The family has denied the allegations, and Rob Kardashian has denied assaulting her.

The trial will start in October, but it's safe to say these two former friends won't be making up any time soon.

Trisha Paytas, Jeffree Star, and Shane Dawson were close friends before scandals and feuds tore them apart.

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Trisha Paytas, Shane Dawson, and Jeffree Star. Instagram/@trishapaytasbackup, @shanedawson, @jeffreestarcosmetics

Trisha Paytas, a controversial YouTuber with 5.1 million subscribers, met fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson after being cast in one of his videos in 2011.

She went on to defend Dawson after he was embroiled in multiple scandals but ended their friendship after a falling out with makeup mogul and YouTube personality Jeffree Star. The three internet stars had frequently appeared in videos together, and Star and Dawson had even named a shade in their makeup palette collaboration after Paytas.

But Paytas accused Star of bullying her while they were on a trip to Las Vegas in 2020. She said that Star had reached out privately to apologize and said he was getting therapy and "working on himself," but that she wasn't ready to accept the apology at the time. After Star's former wig stylist publicly disparaged Paytas, she claimed Dawson did little to defend her.

Dawson's fianceé, Ryland Adams, invited Star to join him on his podcast "The Sip" while the drama was unfolding. Paytas then blocked both Dawson and Adams.

"Shane and Ryland didn't unfollow me. Just to set the record straight - I blocked them," she tweeted. "There's no malice behind it, I did it for my own peace. It's not drama. [It's] very personal and I want to move on. So speculation can stop as to why they unfollowed, they didn't."

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