How weird would it be if your best friend hired you to be their assistant? Well, that’s how these celebrities found their personal assistants…by hiring their roommates or BFFs.
InstagramMiley Cyrus met Cheyne years ago. After they became besties, Miley told him to ditch his job at Starbucks and come work for her.
TwitterMelissa and Rihanna met when they were 14 and Melissa travels with the singer, but she might be more Rihanna’s “professional best friend” than her actual assistant. But in order to explain her constant companionship, Rihanna dubbed Melissa her “personal assistant.”
Miley Cyrus and Cheyne Thomas
Jennifer Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi
Jennifer and Justine have been friends since childhood and while Jen told Marie Claire, “The person that helps me is my best friend [Justine],” she refuses to call her a “personal assistant.”
Rihanna and Melissa Forde
Jessica Simpson and CaCee Cobb
A long time ago, Jessica Simpson started the trend of hiring your BFF to work for you when she plucked CaCee from her record label gig to come on tour with her.
Beyoncé and Angie Beyince
TumblrBeyoncé’s cousin and bestie Angie Beyince used to work as Beyoncé’s personal assistant and even co-wrote some of her songs.
Lady Gaga and Jennifer O’Neill
Back before Gaga was famous, she and Jennifer O’Neill were roommates in New York. Then Gaga became Gaga and hired Jen as her assistant. Cut to several years later and Jen sued Gaga for unpaid wages.
Justin Timberlake & Trace Ayala
Stefan Gosatti/Getty ImagesJustin hired his lifelong pal Trace Ayala as his assistant. Eventually they became business partners and opened the men’s clothing line William Rast AND a restaurant together.
Lindsay Lohan and Gavin Doyle
Lindsay Lohan somehow became friends and roommates with Gavin Doyle back in 2011. Since they were already living together, she asked him to work for her while she filmed Liz & Dick and The Canyons. Gavin no longer works for Lindsay.