Reese Witherspoon and Ellen DeGeneres competed in trivia to prove who’s better friends with Oprah
Friendship can be a tricky topic. While some, like Mindy Lahiri, consider best friends a tier, not a person, others think you can only have one best friend. And since there are few people in this world who are cooler than Oprah, it makes sense that Reese Witherspoon and Ellen DeGeneres would fight over her. Witherspoon got ample time with Oprah while filming A Wrinkle In Time, while DeGeneres is neighbors with the star.
This isn’t the first time Witherspoon and DeGeneres have “fought” over a friend. They’ve both laid claim to Jennifer Aniston in the past. A few months back, Justin Theroux even tried to settle the debate while appearing on the show — noting that they were “equal friends” to his wife (this was of course before their split…R.I.P).
And the old rivalry was in full swing during a recent Ellen episode on which Oprah was the guest.
"She somehow claims because she was in that movie with you, she's your best friend," DeGeneres said of Witherspoon. "Let's just acknowledge I am the better friend."
At which point Reese Witherspoon SHOWED UP to battle it out.
LOL. Even though both Witherspoon and DeGeneres totally bombed the Oprah trivia contest, we take heart in knowing that these three are likely beyond cool with each other IRL (and also, that they have an awesome sense of humor).
To good friends!