12 Legendary Friendships and Rivalries (Among Famous People)

We all have friends and feuds, but they don't make the history books...
12 Legendary Friendships and Rivalries (Among Famous People)

Throughout history, there have been many legendary friendships and rivalries. Some of these relationships have been between individuals, while others have been between groups or nations. But what all of these relationships have in common is that they have shaped the course of history.

One of the most famous friendships was between Julius Caesar and Pompey. These two men were among the most powerful leaders in the Roman Empire. They were also friends from childhood. But their friendship ended when they became rivals for power. This rivalry eventually led to civil war, which resulted in Pompey's death and Caesar's rise to power.

Another legendary friendship was between Alexander the Great and Hephaestion. These two men were close companions during Alexander's conquests. They shared a deep bond of loyalty and trust. But their friendship came to an end when Hephaestion died of an illness. Alexander was so distraught that he ordered his body to be mummified and placed in a golden coffin.

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Kanye West & Taylor Swift

Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA award to start over a decade-long beef. They attempted friendship until Kanye dropped the lyric I made that b*tch famous, which Taylor Swift publicly objected. Kanye and Kim K. released a video showing Swift giving approval, which was later revealed to be doctored. Only time will tell who will be the winner, but Blondie's not looking so bad. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Nikola Tesla & Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla worked under Thomas Edison before they became rivals. 28-year-old Tesla worked under 37-year-old Edison's Illuminating Company. Tesla left a year later to start his own lighting company. Their companies each argued a different type of current was better, with Tesla ultimately winning. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vox

David Bowie & Peter Frampton

David Bowie and Peter Frampton were childhood friends. They both went to Bromley Technical High School, where younger Frampton would sit in on Bowie's jam sessions. Bowie introduced him to the music of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran. In their early years, Bowie would open for Humble Pie, and later, Bowie asked Frampton to join him on tour, when he was the more famous one. CRACKED.COM

Source: Billboard

Marilyn Monroe & Ella Fitzgerald

Marilyn Monroe used her power to defend Ella Fitzgerald. Monroe once called Fitzgerald my very favorite person. When she heard that the famous Mocambo club wouldn't allow the singer to perform due to her appearance and race, Monroe called the manager and told him she'd come to all her shows, guaranteeing Fitzgerald a spot. CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo News

Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston knew Aretha Franklin since she was a young girl. Houston's mom would sing back-up vocals for Franklin and would bring young Whitney Houston to the studio. Whitney looked up to and was highly influenced by Aretha Franklin. Houston's mom and Franklin stayed friends until Aretha's death. CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV News

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