7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Jessica Parker And Andy Cohen’s FriendshipPublished on January 5, 2017. Updated June 7, 2017
There are plenty of friendships in Hollywood that might seem a little bizarre from the outside looking in, and none fits this description more than Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen’s relationship. Despite their odd friendship, it seems like they are incredibly sincere and genuine — they’re friendship is really cute! We might even draw the comparison of Stanford and Carrie! With the release of his new book, Superficial, we got to learn a few more fun insider facts about their friendship and the fiercely private Sex and the City star — so here’s a look at 7 things you probably didn’t know about Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen’s friendship!
7. How They Met
When the Sex and the City actress met Andy Cohen he was far from famous. In fact, instead of being the person in front of the camera, he worked behind the lens as a producer on The Morning Show at CBS. The two ran into each other again a year later and, to Cohen’s surprise, Parker actually remembered him! “I saw her a year later when I was at the first Vanity Fair party, I was behind the rope, interviewing people. And she remember me from that day,” he said. She must have saw a quality in him that she liked because they quickly became best friends after that!
6. Favorite New Yorker
In an interview with Bravo, Andy Cohen listed off some of his favorite New Yorkers to hang out with while visiting the Big Apple. In his new book, he names three celebs (living or dead) that he either loves to hang out with or draws inspiration from and, of course, Carrie Bradshaw aka Sarah Jessica Parker made the cut. We’re not surprised because she is often found on Cohen’s social media, hanging out with him around NYC. “Sarah Jessica Parker is an iconic New Yorker and I love her. Walking around New York with her is like walking around with the Empire State Building — everybody can’t believe what they’re seeing and they all want a picture,” he said.
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5. Met Gala Partners
As many fans know, each year Sarah Jessica Parker brings a man who is not her husband to walk with her down the red carpet at the biggest fashion event of the year — the Met Gala. Each year she brings Andy Cohen and it’s unclear how the tradition started, but apparently now that it’s a thing, they’ve just continued it ever since! There’s no hard feelings on Matthew Broderick’s part, when Andy Cohen asked him if it ever bothered him that he never gets to go, he replied: “No, ’cause you love it, right? And you’re great friends. But then one time they said there was something wrong with that, so I said I should go now, and she said, ‘No, I like when Andy takes me,” he joked. In another interview with Sarah Jessica Parker, backed up her decision and said, “First of all, he’s always doing a play, right? But also I think he feels like that’s our thing, that’s our special thing.” How sweet!
What’s unique about their friendship is the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker is undoubtedly a way bigger star than talk show host and Real Housewives exec. What’s even more bizarre is that their friendship started when Andy Cohen was even less of a star which just proves how genuine their relationship is. In an interview with Glamour, Cohen raved about how supportive SJP is to him, especially when he started his own talk show called Watch What Happens Live. She told him, “This is what you should be doing, never doubt it,” he said.
3. Gush About Each Other
In an interview with Out, Andy Cohen gushed about Sarah Jessica Parker and what it’s like to be friends with the famous actress. “I mean, yeah, she’s really thoughtful. She’s one of those people who doesn’t forget a person that she meets. Like, if she met you, and saw you two years from now, she’d be like ‘Oh, hey! I remember you!'” He also said she’s everything we all imagine her to be: “she’s as wonderful as you could possibly imagine. I mean, she’s really great.” Sounds like he has nothing but nice things to say about her!
2. SJP Named a Shoe After Him
One of the perks about being a good friend of SJP’s is that you get a shoe named after you! Last year Cohen was gifted with the great honor of having these sleek nude sandals from Parker’s shoe collection named, “The Andy.” To show his appreciation, Cohen posted a photo to his Instagram wearing the shoes with the caption, “It fits like a glove! I feel like a man AND a woman,” he joked.
1. She’s His Go-To For Advice
In Andy’s new book Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries, he talks about being a “gold star gay” which basically means he’s never hooked up with a woman. In the book he tells a story about when he met a heterosexual couple from New Hampshire who were very eager to spend time with him and seemed to give him an “interesting vibe.” The whole thing was kind of shocking to him that this couple seemed to want “more than a hangout,” and in a true testament to how close he is with Sarah Jessica Parker, he texted her for advice about whether he should essentially hook up with this couple. According to Cohen, she responded via email from Italy and said, “Please remember every detail.” He also texted Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa.