7 Celebs Who Are Anti-Squad, Aka The Exact Opposite Of Taylor Swift
I love you Taylor Swift, but your #SquadGoals are exhausting. There's Karlie and Selena and Cara, and sometimes Lily and Lena, and Jaime King. Who can forget Jaime King, whose exquisite baby shower you planned in between tour dates or while flying on a jet or baking cookies for fan squad members. You are obviously the bestest friend in the world, but spending even three hours in your shoes would absolutely destroy any introvert. And so, for that reason, I feel it's only fair to shed the spotlight on other fab celebs who seem as perfectly nice as Swift, but who prefer to keep time with a small and consistent group of BFF's, rather than an entire football team.
Maybe they're shy, extremely private, and guarded. Or maybe they're just protective about their identity and not quick to trust that someone isn't going to sell them out or use them for their fame and money. Whatever their reasons, these seven celebs are usually spotted out and about hanging with the same small group of friends. Call them the anti-squad celebs and take solace in the fact that they seem perfectly happy and healthy when not surrounded by hundreds of supermodels and singers. I mean, come on Taylor, that's a lot of pressure.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kylie and Kendall Jenner are all about their squads, but not Kim Kardashian, who at 34, seems past all that. The mom, who is pregnant with her and Kanye West's second child, is either hanging with West, her sisters, or close friends like Jonathan Cheban, whom she has known forever. She doesn't seem to have the time or energy to deal with a parade of celeb buddies and, given her past experience with Paris Hilton, that seems like a smart call.
2. Katy Perry
If anything should make Katy Perry happy, it's being called different than Taylor Swift. Although the pop singer has had famous friendships with the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Kate Hudson, she's the focus of her Instagram. Either Perry flies solo most of the time or doesn't feel the need to publicize her friendships — either way, she comes across as a woman who has good friends, but isn't reliant on them to make her fun.
3. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has everything a woman could want — except for friends. Jolie admitted to UK Marie Claire in 2010 that her only confidante is husband and best friend Brad Pitt. "I'll talk to my family," she told Marie Claire in an interview in Pakistan, where she was working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. "I talk to Brad; he wants to know as much as he can about these issues and every trip. But I don't know, I don't have a lot of friends to talk to. He is really the only person I talk to."
Beyoncé is an example of a star who is notoriously private and reportedly micromanages all aspects of her career and life. She's also something of a woman of mystery, who hasn't given an interview in two years, and when it did, it coincided with the release of her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream. When she isn't traveling the world with husband Jay Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy, Beyoncé doesn't hang with many friends, but can always be counted on to come through for her sister Solangé and longtime BFFs (and fellow Destiny's Child performers) Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.
5. Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel seems charming, sweet, smart, and sincere. She also doesn't come across as the type of person who needs or wants a million friends. While filming Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, she and costars Blake Lively, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn hit it off so well that they became each other's soul mates. The quartet always touch base with one another, no matter where they are in the world or in their lives, and it seems, with friends like these, Bledel doesn't yearn for a whole lot more.
6. Jennifer Aniston
They'll be true blue friends until the end. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox's BFF relationship is the stuff of legend. While Aniston and Justin Theroux's recent wedding was chockfull of famous guests like Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern, and Emily Blunt, Aniston appears to have many acquaintances (because she's awesome and lovable), but her close friend list is nearly identical to the one she had in the '90s.
7. Anne Hathaway
Here's the awesome thing that happens when most of America decides they dislike you for no credible reason whatsoever: You, if you're Anne Hathaway, DGA-flying-F and focus on the friends you have, like your The Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt. And then you keep on being true to yourself and expressing your thoughts and proving you're intelligent and stars like Lena Dunham defend you by posting messages on Twitter like this:
Moral of the story: You don't need a squad to be cool. And leave Anne Hathaway the hell alone already.