If you didn't already know, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff's close friendship began way back when in their Spring Awakening days, when they played star-crossed lovers Wendla and Melchior in the iconic Broadway production. In the decade since the musical debuted, Michele and Groff have established a Great White Way relationship for the ages, remaining inseparable in life, as well as in their careers. I mean, have you ever heard about that little show called, Glee? Yeah, their characters ended up as married Broadway super couple. It doesn't get realer on the friendship front than that.
Despite playing exceedingly convincing love interests in both Spring Awakening and Glee, Michele and Groff are strictly platonic. Groff is openly gay, and according to People, Michele is currently dating Robert Buckley. Groff and Michele's undeniable chemistry stems from the great rapport between them, that is easily evidenced in any shared social media pictures of the two. Actually, scratch that. In literally any picture of the two, personal or professional, the enjoyment they get from being in one another's presence clearly shines through. Michele and Groff, or as they are more affectionately know, Groffchele, are and always have been true Broadway BFF goals.
Here are 25 moments that prove their decade-long friendship only gets better with age.
1. They Were Selfie Pros From The Start
That Blackberry, though...
2. And They've Always Been Crazily In Sync
3. Even In This Ancient Spring Awakening Group Photo, They Were Glued To Each Other
Like musical theater fraternal twins.
4. Red Carpets Have Always Been Their Domain
Are they matching on purpose? I'm going to go ahead and say, "yes."
5. And It's Easy To See Why
Um, you guys...
6. They Know How It Work It
*Phoebe Buffay voice* Stop the madness!
7. Even At The Actual Award Shows They're Like Magnets
I hope this pic is hanging over at least one of their mantles.
8. They Do Just About Everything Together
9. They Party Together
Pre-Oscars function? Oh, OK. NBD.
10. They Coachella Together
11. They Hike Together
12. They Yoga Together
Really fit friends.
13. They Vacation Together
So much FOMO.
14. They Duet Together
15. They #Ham4Ham Together
16. Groff Even Interviewed Michele For Teen Vogue Back In 2014
She said this to Groff after they joked about him getting sick during one of their Spring Awakening shows,
At the end of the day I would most certainly give up Spring Awakening, which was the greatest experience of my life, to have met you. In this lifetime, if there is anything you need, it's a best friend. It's so crazy to talk about Spring Awakening because I feel like we've lived 10 lives since then. I was the one always saying to you, "I'll never get that part. No one will ever hire me." The biggest limits are the ones you make for yourself. You believed in me a lot.
I am slain.
17. They Make Each Other "Happy"
It's too much.
18. Their Friendship Is Still Deeply Rooted In Theater
Just one of the times Michele went to go see Groff in Hamilton.
19. They're Super Supportive Of One Another
Nothing like having your best friend by your side as you say goodbye to an iconic role in a once in a life time production.
20. They Apparently Have A Brunch Ritual
How does a girl get an invite to this?
21. And A Signature Picture Pose
Well, at least Michele does. But, Groff's inclined to go along with it.
22. They Still Indulge In A Sleepover...
They look so comfy.
23. ...Or Two...
24. ...Or Even Three, Every Once In A While
I imagine that snow day was filled with a lot of sing alongs.
Here's to hoping they get cast opposite each other in something else sometime really soon. In the meantime, though, there's plenty of well-documented Groffchele lovin' on social media to tide us all over.