TV Best Friends Who Hate Each Other in Real Life
We don't get to pick our co-workers and neither do most celebrities. Like the rest of us, they show up for work with little say about who else will be there. They obviously don’t like everyone they meet, and sometimes they even have to share screen time with someone they absolutely hate.
The best actors pull it together and shove aside their personal feelings aside — the paychecks are huge, after all — but some melt down and spark some serious blow ups. Take a look at some TV best friends who hate each other in real life. Prepare to have your heart broken!
Lea Michele and Naya Rivera
It's hard to believe there were any issues between co-stars on the hit show Glee. The show was so happy! Still, Lea Michele and Naya Rivera, who played two girls who became friends over time, had quite the opposite relationship off camera.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall
This is one of the more famous feuds between TV co-stars, but it’s still a surprising one, given how well the two actresses portrayed best friends on the hit show Sex and the City. The show lasted six seasons and resulted in two movies, so it's almost inconceivable that the pair managed to keep their issues with each other completely hidden from the camera.
Teri Hatcher and Nicollette Sheridan
Desperate Housewives was filled with tons of scripted drama, but there was also drama behind the camera between Teri Hatcher and Nicollette Sheridan. In truth, Sheridan didn't get along with most people on set — it’s a trend of hers — but a lot of her animosity seemed to be directed at Hatcher specifically.
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester
With her sweet reputation, it's hard to imagine Blake Lively not getting along with somebody, but that was the case with her and Leighton Meester on the set of Gossip Girl. They were actually frenemies on the series, but in real life, the two didn't click at all.
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
The friendship between Captain Kirk and Spock is legendary far beyond sci-fi circles. That wasn’t the case with the actors who portrayed them in Star Trek, however. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy didn’t really get along.
Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi
Besides the drama on screen, there was plenty of drama on the set of The Good Wife. In the show, the characters played by Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi became close friends, but in real life the actresses didn’t get along well.
Matthew Fox and Dominic Monaghan
Lost became a hit with fans everywhere as soon as it premiered, and the show is still discussed — and debated — today. Considering their onscreen friendship, it would probably surprise you to know that Matthew Fox and Dominic Monaghan had issues with each other.
Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey were two of the most popular doctors on the series Grey's Anatomy. Even though they had a fun professional rivalry going on in the series, they had much deeper issues off camera.
Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano
Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano may have played loving sisters on the TV series Charmed, but they weren’t fans of each other in real life. At first, it seemed like they were going to get along for the long haul, but that hope was short-lived.
Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth
Anyone seeing a pattern here? It seems that Shannen Doherty had issues with other co-stars as well. On the set of Beverly Hills 90210, she had trouble getting along with Jennie Garth. The two played on and off friends, but when the cameras weren't rolling, the relationship was always off.
Stacy London and Clinton Kelly
If you watched TLC's What Not to Wear, you probably thought that hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly were best friends. They had wonderful chemistry and seemed to get along great. However, that really wasn’t the case.
Betty White and Bea Arthur
How could anybody have an issue with Betty White? She seems like the coolest person ever! Bea Arthur, however, had other thoughts about her Golden Girls co-star. The two clashed primarily because their personalities were so different.
Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale
During Disney's High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel played twins hoping to attain stardom. It seemed they were the very best of friends on camera, but in real life, it was a different story.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
This may be very surprising to fans of the very popular X-Files series. Many fans wanted Mulder and Scully to always be together. The two had great chemistry on screen, but they were less than friendly when the cameras stopped rolling.
Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice
Just like Disney, Nickelodeon TV shows had co-stars who didn’t get along. On the series Victorious, Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice played best friends. In the real world, they were anything but friends.
Katherine Heigl and Shonda Rhimes
Many rumors have circulated through tabloids regarding how difficult it is to work with Katherine Heigl. We haven't really seen her much since her run on Grey's Anatomy, a relationship that ended due to her poor relationship with the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes.
Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera
You may have noticed that Lindsay Lohan's time on the sitcom Ugly Betty didn't last long. Apparently, issues between Lohan and America Ferrera caused a lot of trouble on set. The two couldn’t get along when working together.
Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion
On the series Castle, Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion butted heads a lot, but they still had incredible chemistry. Fillion claims that Katic wanted the attention to always be on her, and it caused a lot of issues. That sounds logical, considering Fillion is a total scene stealer when he’s on camera.
Laura Marano and Ross Lynch
Fans loved Laura Marano’s and Ross Lynch's characters in the series Austin & Ally. Behind the scenes, the relationship was nothing like it was on camera. Apparently, the two argued a lot on set.
Tisha Campbell-Martin and Martin Lawrence
Husbands and wives should be best friends, and that's what was displayed on screen in the sitcom Martin. Tisha Campbell-Martin and Martin Lawrence seemed to really get along when the cameras were rolling. Off screen, it was a different story.
Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair
Selma Blair was on the FX series Anger Management for a bit alongside Charlie Sheen, but it quickly became clear that the two just didn't like each other. Specifically, Blair claimed that Sheen frequently slacked off at his job and wasn't always prepared for scenes.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan seemed to be the best of friends on their live talk show. They joked, laughed and genuinely seemed to be having a great time together. It was completely unexpected when Strahan left to take a full-time position on Good Morning America.
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray liked each other so much after working together on One Tree Hill that they got married! For a while, they were the "couple goal" for many fans — until a little public indiscretion happened on the set of a horror movie.
Debra Messing and Megan Mullally
It wasn't all laughs and smiles behind the scenes of Will & Grace. Co-stars Debra Messing and Megan Mullally, despite being close friends on camera, didn’t get along when they weren't playing their characters.
Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge
Way back in the day, Audrina Patridge met Lauren Conrad on the set of The Hills. They were roommates and friends, but they parted ways shortly after. Patridge admitted that after the cameras were off, the two never spoke.
Heidi Swedberg and Jason Alexander
It isn't much of a secret that few people on the set of Seinfeld enjoyed working with Heidi Swedberg. That included star Jason Alexander, who still managed to play half of a close couple with Swedberg, even though he didn’t like her. They were even set to be married.
Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment
On the show that sparked Miley Cyrus' career — Hannah Montana — she played best friends with Emily Osment. Cyrus has openly discussed how disappointed she was that their on-screen friendship didn't translate into an off-screen friendship.
Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev
It might seem like it was all blood and romance on the set of The Vampire Diaries, but that wasn't the case. Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev didn’t get along when the series first started, which was challenging for the smoldering romance developing on screen. There wasn't a clear reason given, just that they didn't like each other.
Josh Peck and Drake Bell
The series Drake and Josh was a huge hit, and many people still talk about it today. Nobody watching the show had a clue that the two weren't as close as they portrayed on the screen.
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer
Ross and Rachel were a big part of what made the series Friends last as long as it did. Were they together? Would they never be together? Did they love each other? The suspense added to everything fans already adored about the series.
Will Smith and Janet Hubert
Will Smith and Janet Hubert co-starred in the hit '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Their characters were closer than friends; they were family. Smith portrayed the show's main character, while Hubert portrayed his aunt. However, they didn't remain co-stars for long.
Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson
Throughout the Gilmore Girls series, fans madly shipped the characters, Luke and Lorelai (portrayed by Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson). Their amazing on-set chemistry convinced fans that the two got along in real life too, but that wasn't the case.
Kiefer Sutherland and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
She's All That star Freddie Prinze, Jr. was the big-screen heartthrob of the '90s. He went MIA to take smaller roles on TV, but one terrible experience almost made him quit acting entirely. In 2010, the actor joined Season 8 of 24.
Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross
There were many reports that Teri Hatcher didn't get along with her Desperate Housewives co-stars, including Marcia Cross. However, an infamous Vanity Fair photoshoot confirmed the claims. According to an ABC representative, Hatcher's co-stars had a list of demands for the bathing suit photoshoot: Don't let Hatcher visit wardrobe first or appear in the middle of shots.
William Shatner and George Takei
George Takei has a long-time feud with his Star Trek co-star, William Shatner. In the show, Takei portrayed Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. Their hostile relationship off-set is fully documented. In different interviews, the two often speak unfondly of each other.