Female friendship, especially in the workplace, deserves all the hype in the world. We know that women are less likely to be sponsored or championed by men than men are, meaning we can use all the help we can get from our female colleagues to get ahead. Plus, women understand the unique challenges women face in and out of the workplace — making their advice and support extra impactful.
No matter how amazing all female friendships are, there’s a special kind of work friend that stands above the rest: the work wife. The work wife is your go-to for work questions, concerns and a great venting session. She wants to see you succeed and supports your big ideas, but she’s also honest with you when you need it. She grabs you a coffee when you need it or the last slice of pizza when you can’t attend the work party. And she always, always has a lint roller or extra hairband.
While no friendship is the same as your friendship, it’s certainly fun to guess who you and your work wife would be if you were, say, Hollywood stars or supermodels. Here’s what famous pair of best friends you and your work wife most closely resemble, based on your personality.
Oprah and Gayle are the work wives of all work wives. Their friendship is arguably the most famous in Hollywood. The women are known for being inseparable support systems to one another, even in a time where female friendship wasn’t as heralded as it is now. The pair talk business, but also take fun vacations and attend family outings together. They aren’t just work friends — they’re chosen sisters.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler dominate the comedy scene with one another. They are constantly building each other up, supporting the other’s projects and reminding the world that the other is the funniest woman alive. If you and your work wife are each other’s champions both in and out of the office — and especially if you’re in the same industry and want your best friend to do better than you — you’re most like this famous pair of BFFs.
Serena Williams and Meghan Markle have a close friendship that spans several years. The pair bonded over their common values — including their shared belief in advocating for women’s rights — and are always intentional about being there for the big moments in life. They’re also known for treating each other to the finer things in life — Williams threw Markle’s baby shower — and for having a good time while they’re at it.
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner met on the set of “Game of Thrones” and bonded over the shock of becoming famous. If you and your work best friend survived the odds (and by “the odds”, I mean poor project management) and came out on the other side slightly co-dependent, you’re most like this pair.
Diaz and Barrymore have been friends for decades, but they’ve never settled for being less than the best friend they can be. Barrymore says the pair push each other to chase their dreams, but also keep each other realistic; They have an acute understanding of the challenges that the other faces in their shared industry. Both women have used this combination of support and realism to have great careers both in and out of Hollywood. If you and your bestie are always helping each other hustle — and cheering each other on along the way — you best resemble this pair of BFFs.
Snoop and Stewart share a TV show, tight-knit friendship and amazing sense of humor. If people are shocked that you and your work BFF are friends even though you two are tight as can be, you’re most like this pair of superstars.