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->''You love me. You love me the way men can love each other and still have wives and children and connecting pools.''
-->-- '''Burton Guster''' to his best friend, '''Shawn Spencer''', ''Series/{{Psych}}''

A trope as old as time itself. Two extremely close friends or partners, of the same gender, who are as close or closer than a romantic couple. They aren't romantically linked, but they might suffer withdrawals from not being around each other. There might be much drama over a potential "break-up". When one gets a romantic partner, you can almost certainly expect the FriendVersusLover quarrel to be epic. Though despite the trope name, the characters in question are [[IncompatibleOrientation not necessarily both heterosexual]].

Sometimes this is an extreme form of an OddCouple, in that the two are different as night and day. ThoseTwoGuys may acquire this label, as may the title characters of ''any'' show with a title of the form ''X and Y''. Don't expect them to be friendly to each other though, quite a few are VitriolicBestBuds. In adventure stories, they are often BloodBrothers. The pair may be MistakenForGay by those around them.

Works often lampshade, mock or play with the relationship by throwing in some HomoeroticSubtext, but that's by no means necessary. For fans' delight at such scenes or {{ship tease}}s, see HoYay. Be careful though - HeterosexualLifePartners who are often MistakenForGay can carry UnfortunateImplications, commonly referred to as "[[BaitAndSwitchLesbians queerbaiting]]".

If the two friends are different genders, they're PlatonicLifePartners, perhaps LikeBrotherAndSister. When an entire group are life partners, they're TrueCompanions. Compare ChastityCouple, whose relationship ''is'' romantic but not sexual.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners/AnimeAndManga
* HeterosexualLifePartners/ComicBooks
* HeterosexualLifePartners/{{Film}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners/{{Literature}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners/LiveActionTV
* HeterosexualLifePartners/VideoGames
* HeterosexualLifePartners/WesternAnimation
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* Lightning Bolt and Cloud Kicker from ''Fanfic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles''.
* ''Fanfic/AloneOnTheWater'' uses this trope by name when talking about how difficult it is to define Sherlock and John's relationship. John remembers that Sherlock was amused when Harry referred to them as this.
* In the pro wrestling story ''A Ring of Their Own'', Ivory and Molly Holly are portrayed like this. Ivory is the one who convinced Molly to finally come out of retirement and wrestle again. When Molly won the FWF Championship, the first thing she did was hug Ivory.
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Empath Smurf and Polaris Psyche are considered this, although Polaris is more asexual than heterosexual.
* [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane]] ends up with two in ''FanFic/FistOfTheMoon'': her best friend Ranma and her pseudo-cousin Ami.
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Heroes}}'', Surak compares Kirk and Spock's relationship to the "warrior bond-brothers" he observed in his own day.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/114238/the-heterosexual-lifepartnership-of-soarin-and-braeburn The Heterosexual Life-Partnership of Soarin and Braeburn]]'' by Draconian Soul has this trope as the title and basic premise of the story.
* ''Fanfic/HolidayVacation'' and ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' portrays original characters Mariko Aratani and Chiyoko Sakamoto as this. Both of them have boyfriends, however the two girls are almost ''never'' seen apart, and have been best friends [[TrueCompanions since their first day of kindergarten back in 1996]].
* Ring Man and Magnet Man in ''FanFic/MegaManRecut''.
* The first ten chapters of ''Fanfic/SugarRushStories'' seem to exist specifically to make sure everyone is involved in this trope.
* ''FanFic/TouhouIbunshu'' plays up Reimu and Marisa's canon HLP status for all it's worth (turns out Marisa ''isn't'' heterosexual though, but she ends up with someone else instead) and also adds Remilia and Sakuya, Yuyuko and Youmu, and Yukari and Ran, revolving much of the drama and heartwarming moments around their respective intensely close relationships. Kaguya and Eirin are not an example however, as they're HappilyMarried.
* Valkron and Emeth, and Khan and Amaru, in ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorld: Soldiers of Fortune''.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AJLee [[Wrestling/{{Chickbusters}} and]] Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}}: [[http://twitter.com/CelesteBonin/status/99875840459943937 As Kaitlyn herself says]].
* Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Wrestling/AJStyles. They're so close that they named their children after each other.
* Wrestling/CMPunk and Wrestling/ColtCabana. To a lesser extent, Punk and Wrestling/KofiKingston, as Punk has said that Kofi is his "road wife".
* Wrestling/DaffneyUnger has called Wrestling/MsChif her better half (half of The Scream Queens, their tag team). [=MsChif=] has in turn said she can make Daffney's ASS whole. (Unger was scouting for another member of her All Star Squad).
* Perhaps the most tragic example is Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, who were together for ''decades'', through Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}} and finally Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Eddie's death was something Chris never got over, and it eventually lead to that fateful weekend in Atlanta. Of the talented trio known as [[FanNickname "The Holy Trinity" or "The New Japan 3"]], only Wrestling/DeanMalenko remains.
* Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}} [[UnrelatedBrothers aren't brothers in real life]], as they used to be billed, but they have been best friends since ''the sixth grade''. They went to junior high together, went to high school together, went to college together, trained for wrestling together, broke into the indies together, went into the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] together... Christian's Wrestling/{{TNA}} stint is the first time in their lives they weren't around each other constantly. The second being Edge's retirement.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan and [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Ed "Brutus Beefcake" Leslie]].
* Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow have this type of relationship with a dash of FoeYay.
* Wrestling/MattHardy and Wrestling/JeffHardy. Yes, they're brothers, but they're also a lot closer than most brothers their age would be; living within line of sight of each other, doing a webshow together, going out together, etc. They've built up a pretty substantial group of TrueCompanions around themselves as well, with the rest of the OMEGA crew in close proximity.
* Wrestling/TheMiz and Wrestling/JohnMorrison during their time as a tag team. When they were separated in the WWE Draft, one announcer stated "The bromance is over!".
* Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/ArnAnderson, spending twenty-five years on and off together. First, there was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the Four Horsemen]].
* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Wrestling/TripleH are probably wrestling's longest-running Heterosexual Life Partners (16 years and counting). Not that they haven't [[HoYay made us wonder about that first word]]. They've been enemies, friends, tag-team partners, and gone years without speaking, but they'll be the first to tell you that neither of them has a better friend than the other. According to Hunter's wife, Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, Shawn is Hunter's [[http://atlanta.sbnation.com/pro-wrestling/2011/4/2/2087732/wwe-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-2011-triple-h-shawn-michaels "road wife"]].
* From Wrestling/{{TNA}}, the Motor City Machine Guns, who have used this exact phrase (specifically, Alex Shelley in regards to Chris Sabin) to describe each other.
* Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin, aka Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam, have a very strong bond with each other; Charlie has said in interviews that, sometimes, he thinks that his deceased brother Russ sent Shelton to him as a replacement.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Scumspawn and {{Satan}} to some degree in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame''. Scumspawn has strong emotional love for Satan (not necessarily a romantic love) and Satan warms up to Scumspawn over time, mostly due to Scumspawn unwavering loyalty. In later seasons Scumspawn does talk about each other as though they're in a romantic relationship.
-->'''Satan:''' Scumspawn, we are not a gay couple.
* Phil Harris and his guitar player Frankie on ''Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow''.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Gotrek Gurnisson and Felix Jaeger - originally kept together by a rashly-sworn oath on Felix's part when horribly drunk, but over the many decades of their adventures they have become pretty inseparable. Despite Felix's constant feeling that he'll never understand Gotrek's dwarfish psychology as long as he lives.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Ursarker E. Creed, Lord Castellan of Cadia, and Colour Sergeant Jarran Kell.
** In a very strange and horribly twisted way, Warboss Ghazhgkull Mag Uruk Thraka and Commissar Yarrick, though it is only one way; Ghazhkgull regards Yarrick with as much affection and respect as any Ork can muster, especially for a 'puny 'umie', as a good Ork needs a WorthyOpponent. Yarrick, for his part, hates the Warboss with all his being.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Mame and Vera in ''Auntie Mame''. The musical version gives them a duet about their relationship, "Bosom Buddies."
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'': Rod and Nicky, who are {{Captain Ersatz}}es of Bert and Ernie respectively. "We live together, as close as people can get / We've been the best of buddies ever since the day we met!" Which segues, just a song later, into "If you were gay / That'd be okay / I mean, 'cause hey / I like you anyway / Because you see / If it were me / I would feel free to say / That I was gay / [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday But I'm not gay.]]" Rod however had [[TransparentCloset non-platonic, repressed feelings for Nicky]].
* Elder Price and Elder Cunningham at the end of ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.
* Brick and Skipper in the backstory of Creator/TennesseeWilliams' play ''Theatre/CatOnAHotTinRoof'' - that is, if you believe Brick when he vehemently denies they did "sodomy" together:
-->'''Brick''': Why can't exceptional friendship, ''real, real, deep, deep friendship!'' between two men be respected as something clean and decent without being thought of as--\\
'''Big Daddy''': It can, it is, for God's sake.\\
'''Brick''': -'''''Fairies'''''...
* Janet van der Graaf and ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''.
* Buddy and Ben in ''Theatre/{{Follies}}''.
* "[[Literature/TheEmigrants Kristina from Duvemåla]]" has Robert and Arvid.
* Enjolras and Grantaire from ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. This is somewhat more evident in the musical than in the book, probably because of how it's usually staged. When all the other students walk off with their girlfriends at the end of "Do You Hear The People Sing", these two leave with their arms around each other. The two were played by real life best friends, Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser, in the 25th Anniversary Concert. Jason Forbach and Joseph Spieldenner, who play Enjolras and Grantaire respectively, in the US 25th Anniversary production are engaged.
* Oscar and Felix in ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom in ''Film/TheProducers''. "'Til Him" is one of the most touching (and funny) love songs ever sung by one straight man to another.
* Prof. Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering in ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''/''Theatre/MyFairLady''.
* [[UnreliableNarrator Mark]] [[StepfordSmiler Cohen]] and [[DefrostingIceQueen Roger]] [[IdolSinger Davis]] in ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''. Their duet, "What You Own" comes complete with ManlyTears and a big climatic ManHug. The blink-and-you'll-miss-it instrumental reprise of "I Should Tell You" during their fight in "Goodbye Love" is also heartwarming.
* Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', expanding on [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} the original play]].
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'':
** [[spoiler:Voldemort]] and [[spoiler:Quirrell]], ''at least'', by the end. ''Senior Year'' takes it to the next level.
** Harry and Ron in both musicals:
-->'''Ron''': Favorite way to say "red wines" in a German accent?\\
'''Both''': Red Vines!\\
'''Ron''': ''(hugging Harry)'' Oh my god, where have you been all my life?\\
'''Harry''': In a cupboard under some stairs!
* Estragon and Vladimir from ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot''. They have pet names for each other and put off killing themselves because of the slight possibility that one of them would live and be left alone. They were going to hang themselves so they could get ''erections''. There is so much HoYay in this play, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot#Homoerotic_interpretations Wikipedia]] even has it's own entry on it.
* Elphaba and G(a)linda from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. Though how heterosexual they are varies, as some performances deliberately play up their relationship as a love story.
* Kate and Queenie from ''Literature/TheWildParty'', although [[WithFriendsLikeThese they don't look it]].
* In the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare:
** Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Possibly Hamlet and Horatio.
** Antonio and Sebastian in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.
** Antonio and Bassonio in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''.
** Rosalind and Celia in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt''. Even marriage doesn't likely break it up, since they marry brothers.
** Proteus and Valentine from ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'', and (more humorously) their respective servants, Launce and Speed.
** Mercutio and Benvolio, and/or Mercutio and Romeo, in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
** Lucentio and Tranio from ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. Tranio is "as secret and as dear" to Lucentio "as Anna to the Queen of Carthage was"[[note]]Refers to Queeen Dido and her sister from Virgil's ''Literature/{{Aeneid}}''[[/note]], and he'll do anything to help Lucentio.
* ''Theatre/AYearWithFrogAndToad'': Frog and Toad were always good friends in the original kids' books, but TheMusical elevates them comfortably to life partners at the very least. They invade each others dreams to sing about how much they like each other. Twice. ("That's funny, you've been in all my dreams too...")
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has Hanako and Lilly. Hanako is an extreme [[ShrinkingViolet social recluse]], to the extent that she depends on Lilly just to help her cope at school, while Lilly has taken a role very similar to that of a mother in taking care of her. Their routes in Act 1 don't split until the very end, and each of their routes beyond that still feature the other heavily. In Lilly's route, Hisao comments that they're sort of like an odd family altogether, with him and Lilly as the parents and Hanako as the child.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Axel and Zexion in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort''. They're so close that Zexion was able to hit on Axel's wife-''during their wedding''-and not suffer a horrific death.
* Arthur and Lancelot in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. Which is... kind of awkward, in [[LoveTriangle the circumstances]], though it depends on the timeline. The "fairy tale" timeline strains their relationship the greatest, and they were never friends in the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' parody line. The present-day and sci-fi timelines (especially down the road a few years) treat it as just a fact of their relationship - they both love Guinevere and each other too much to let it get in the way, and it's ''usually'' only a problem if someone else makes it a problem for them (like, say, political realities of their relationship or someone trying to reveal the queen is "unfaithful").
* Rittz and Skip in ''Webcomic/BoxerHockey'' have been friends since childhood and still live together.
* Donna and Mona in ''Webcomic/CestLaVie''. [[OddCouple One is French and deep, the other is Californian and something of a Valley Girl]].
* Bumper and Stunt of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' - this has been noted by other characters in the series, often to tease Stunt, a staunch homophobe.
* Black Mage and Fighter from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. So...Fighter [=McWarrior=] and Blackmage Evilwizardington have been travelling together for probably years. If [[TheDitz Fighter]]'s memory is to be trusted, they have been [[VitriolicBestBuds "best buds 4-eva"]] since when they were both kicked out of their respective schools, and in the epilogue [[spoiler:continue to adventure together 3 years later.]]
* Elliot and Tedd in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', driven home by the fact that, in an {{alternate universe}} where Elliot was born a girl, they're ''dating''. Later revealed by WordOfGod to be true in nearly every alternate continuity where they are both alive and sexually compatible. Which is probably why Lord Tedd is such a grumpy gus - no Elliot and no relief (his "Grace" is an extremely large (and male) squirrel hybrid by the name of General Shade Tail).
* ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'' has quite a few relationships like this, the most obvious being the main characters and roommates Bob and Eddie, as well as Karl and Jason even though Jason technically expressed romantic interest in Karl, but since Karl's straight they are only very close friends.
* Lucco and Guz in ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'' are close enough to go SkinnyDipping together.
* Black and White from ''Webcomic/GreyIs'' live together and spend all their time together, and care about each other more then anyone else.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** Gamma and Zimmy's relationship is simultaneously sweet and toxic: On the one hand, Zimmy would gladly die if Gamma asked her to; on the other hand, [[LoveMakesYouEvil she poisons other people's friendships with Gamma]] to insure she never leaves. It really doesn't help that Gamma is about the only thing that keeps Zimmy from freaking out and [[YourMindMakesItReal bad **** happening]]. WordOfGod is that they ''are'' together, romantically but not sexually, but in the comic itself they're "only" this.
** Annie and Kat, to the point that their relationship is frequently used as a symbolic representation of the harmony between the Court and the Forest. Not heterosexual however, as [[spoiler:Kat and Paz]] start dating in Chapter 42 and Annie comes off more asexual than anything else.
** Donald Donlan and James Eglamore. Surma noted in one flashback that when Jim was away for training, Donnie seemed to miss Jim more than she did. Surma was Jim's ''girlfriend'' at the time.
* Casimiro and Finas of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' have been together for centuries even though they are [[OddCouple polar opposites in personality]]. Cas describes their relationship as "too unique to put a label on", but says yes, Finas is his best friend.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[TheHero John]] and [[TheLancer Dave]], despite never meeting in person. The moirallegiance quadrant of [[BizarreAlienReproduction the trolls' romance system]] combines this trope with elements of MoralityPet, though it's not restricted by gender at all and the most prominent examples are boy-girl.
** ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' has...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff.
* Zeke Fahrenheit and Doofus J. Thump in ''Webcomic/HowToRaiseYourTeenageDragon'', as well as "Macho" Hannigan and George the Scourge.
* Gertrude & Brunhilda in ''Webcomic/{{The KAMics}}''.
* [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/gallery/1298540544.jpg Viktor and Mordecai]] from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''. At least, until Mordecai found a better job and [[KneeCapping shot Viktor in his good knee]] on the way out. Having a murderer for a partner carries a certain degree of risk.
* Rayne and Noel of ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20080222 confirm this status themselves]].
* ''Webcomic/MandatoryRollerCoaster'' infrequently features two unnamed men who are always drinking at a bar together.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': Piro and Largo, and Kimiko and Erika. All are canonically straight, but each pair lives together, and have done so at least since college.
* Brent and Cole of ''Webcomic/PvP''. Also Robby and Jase, the strip's TwoGamersOnACouch.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'': [[LoserProtagonist Jiro]] and [[FunPersonified Taisei]] have been best friends since middle school, and they are practically inseparable, go shopping together and share an apartment, and after Jiro ''finally'' goes on a date with [[NoNameGiven cashier girl]], Taisei can't stop worrying about him getting hurt, and so he [[DatePeepers stalks their date]]. The artist also [[WordOfGod stated]] that Shigeru and Taro are "bros for life", and it shows.
* The main character 9 and his best friend Chuckles, in ''SeriousEmotionalDisturbances''. Lampshaded at one point during a reunion scene with a Celine Dion song being played as the two run towards each other. So much that the town of Bum**** (where they live), including 9's evil Gramma, assume the two are gay for each other.
* Torg and Riff from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Though even after being best friends for decades, they're still not that comfortable with hugs. Zoe and Gwynn too, for that matter.
* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' and Matt. They spent half their young lives together as the abused slaves as a pirate warlord, with Matt stealing food to keep Teri healthy and at one point he cuddled in bed with him after Terinu's powers were traumatically activated. WordofGod has stated "Both of them would rather be dead than see the other hurt."
* Lero-Ro and Quant from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
--> '''Yu Han Sung:''' Since Ro has left, I guess I should fire you, too. Since you two are a set menu, like a hamburger and a cola. It would be inhumane to separate the two of you. I hope you continue your beautiful love forever and ever.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/{{AmazingPhil}} and WebVideo/{{danisnotonfire}} who've lived together for years, work and frequently travel together.
* Raimi and Oran of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', [[CharacterDevelopment although it takes them a while to bond]].
* Cammy and Duncan, AKA WebVideo/ACoupleOfCuntsInTheCountryside.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CHKilroy CHKilroy]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Beagle240290 Beagle's]] series of intertwining ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}} 2'' videos, they grow into firm friends and share for a while, a brotherly bond. The death of one causes the other to exclaim in despair, or even go into a kamikaze rage. In one mission Beagle accidentally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5SwAda8kz0&feature=g-high-f proposed marrige to Kilroy]], who said yes.
* Jon and Arin on ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''. These guys go together like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, and any other heavy handed simile you can think of. Then they broke up, and Danny replaced John.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's'' Strong Mad and The Cheat, and Bubs and Coach Z. Homestar and Pom Pom are supposed to be this, but in later cartoons it became much less apparent.
* Alberta and Saskatchewan in the iammathewian project. Although whether there is evidence of it being a bit more romantic or not is up for debate.
* Batman and Superman in ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', when [[spoiler:Luthor's time travel reverts them into their older forms.]]
-->'''Batman''': Best friends!\\
'''Superman''': Best friends in a completely platonic way!\\
'''Batman''': [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday Best friends possible for two friends to be without going over any boundaries that would be indicative of being more than friends!]]\\
'''Superman''': That's right, partner!
* Creator/JamesRolfe and Mike Matei give off this kind of vibe.
* Bald John Green and Other John Green on [[WebVideo/VlogBrothers John]] [[Machinima/TheMiracleOfSwindonTown Plays FIFA 11]] were thought to be this... until [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lUUe_txkBU&feature=relmfu episode 21]].
* Mark and Corey of ''LetsPlay/ModestlyProphItic'' are this and VitriolicBestBuds at the same time. They have mentioned that they worry they will be mistaken for a real life couple.
* A lot of Agent partnerships go under this heading in ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''.
* In ''Podcast/{{Psycomedia}}'', only one half of the Double Act thinks this is the case. The other is adamant that they're not life partners and that he has a girlfriend.
* ''WebAnimation/RatboyGenius'' has the close InterspeciesFriendship of Happyman and Green Monster.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Grif and Simmons (and apparently, their voice actors in real life), and Tucker and Church to a lesser degree.
* Dexter Gilligan and Lyle [=McDouchebag=] of ''Machinima/SanityNotIncluded''. At least up until the end of Season 3, in which Lyle commits suicide in the animated section of the show, marking his departure.
* Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of WebVideo/{{Smosh}}. Lampshaded at the end of the episode ''Replacement Needed''; after splitting up, Anthony tearfully looks over a photograph of him pushing Ian on a swing, with the caption "Always and Forever...But We're Not Gay".
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Jacob Charles and Ben Powell, or as their more affectionately known by the handlers, "BROMIES!".
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] give the distinct impression of being this in the instances where they interact, which are ''much'' more common for the two of them than it is for other Channel Awesome people.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and Nella; however, "My BFF, Nella" subverts the trope by revealing that their relationship is actually a business venture--the Chick pays Nella to look good and take her abuse.
** Even though they're brothers, Doug and Rob. They moved out of their parent's house and started living together, and proposed to their girlfriends on the same day.
* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', Jacky and Nichole are best friends with each other and they sleep in the same hotel room together. Caim and Hakumen are this ''and'' VitriolicBestBuds.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7SUncOAAQ nigahiga and Wong Fu Productions explain the word]]. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday In the most heterosexual way]], [[http://youtu.be/EJVt8kUAm9Q of course!]]
* LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}:
** LetsPlay/SimonLane and LetsPlay/LewisBrindley. The two first met in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and have been almost inseparable ever since, now sharing a main channel and living together at one point.
** LetsPlay/{{Sips}} and LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} are almost always cooking up some diabolical scheme together in their collab videos, [[VitriolicBestBuds snarking and abusing one another all the while]]. In spite of their channel growth, the pair still collab whenever they can and clearly have one hell of a time doing it.
** LetsPlay/{{Strippin}}, LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood and Sparkles* from Music/{{Area 11}} form this during their time as the "Dream Team", livestreaming together many times and clearly enjoying being with each other. Strippin also has this vibe with Benji, his collab partner from Rail Bros; Benji may not be part of the Yogscast, but they're very good friends.
* Kazamaru and Kebano in ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'', apparently.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/BenAffleck and Creator/MattDamon: Old friends who grew up together in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. They wrote ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' together, it was an old project of theirs, which ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
* Creator/BenStiller and Owen Wilson: The duo have collaborated with each other numerous times on-screen, and Wilson once said that Stiller was more defensive about Wilson's signature crooked nose than he was.
* Creator/ConanOBrien and Andy Richter: Andy was a writer who was hired as Conan's sidekick to help him from being too nervous during the show. The producers had noticed that they had great chemistry, and they hung out so frequently that people started assuming that they were gay. When NBC executives demanded that Conan get rid of Andy, he refused. Andy's last episode of Late Night (before leaving to pursue an acting career) was one of only two moments wherein Conan cried on camera. There were also no guests in that episode, because it was all one big going away party for Andy. Andy eventually came back for the Tonight Show and stuck with Conan — angrily defending him from Leno and NBC — throughout the whole debacle. He hasn't left Conan's side since, and even off-camera, the two are still frequently seen together. It's widely known that every time Conan does something dangerous (like taunt an animal on the show to get laughs), Andy gets so concerned and angry that he refuses to talk to Conan for at least a day.
* Music/DaftPunk. They've been best friends since childhood and when they [[http://www.grammy.com/videos/daft-punk-win-album-of-the-year won a Grammy for Random Access Memories]], they hug each other for a good few seconds before going upstage.
* Jack Benny and George Burns.
* Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
* Creator/JamesFranco and Creator/SethRogen: Frequent collaborators and frequent partiers.
* Creator/JenniferAniston and Creator/CourteneyCox.
* Creator/JenniferGarner and Creator/JessicaBiel.
* Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/GrahamChapman, of ''Creator/MontyPython'' fame, though Graham was gay.
* Creator/KevinSmith and Jason Mewes (a.k.a. [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob]]). Their friendship dates back to the mid-90s when Smith was working on ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', writing the part of Jay specifically for Mewes. Kevin has also helped Jason get over his drug addiction and they co-host ''Jay and Silent Bob Get Old'' to help maintain Jason's sobriety.
* Creator/LaurelAndHardy were introduced on set of one of their earlier films and soon became best friends and became one of the most famous and most well-loved comedy duos EVER. After Hardy's death in 1957 Stan refused to ever work again.
* Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/IanMcKellen: They met in old age, well after both became famous. They became tremendous friends, much to the delight of the general public. Co-starred as good friends turned mortal enemies Professor Charles Xavier/Professor X and Erik Lensherr/Magneto in the ''Film/XMen'' film series. [=McKellen=] is gay, Stewart isn't.
* Hammer Horror legends Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee: This is what Lee had to say following Cushing's death in 1994:
-->"I don't want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again."
* Creator/QuentinTarantino and Creator/RobertRodriguez: Both directors who made their mark on audiences in the 90s, have similar SignatureStyle on their projects, frequently collaborate (''Film/FourRooms'', ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', and ''Film/SinCity''), and Tarantino has referred to Rodriguez as his brother.
* Creator/SalmaHayek and Creator/PenelopeCruz.
* Creator/SimonPegg and Nick Frost.
* Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie were definitely this during their ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' days, and arguably are to this day, despite not having worked together in any major capacity since then - although a "reunion interview" programme showed them picking up right where they left off, like tried-and-true pals. Although Stephen is openly gay he states that he has never felt at all attracted to Hugh, although he does admit Hugh to be genuinely handsome.
* Creator/StevenSpielberg and Creator/GeorgeLucas.
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