Are Melissa Joan Hart and Britney Spears Still Friends?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Britney Spears and Melissa Joan Hart

In the late 90s, Melissa Joan Hart and Britney Spears had been the definition of friendship objectives after assembly on the set of the singer’s “(You Drive Me) Crazy” music video, the place they turned prompt buddies.

Though they had been typically noticed out clubbing and attending crimson carpets occasions aspect by aspect, the celebrities have barely been seen collectively lately. While each are fairly preoccupied with their private {and professional} lives nowadays, we nonetheless marvel, are Spears and Hart nonetheless pals?

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Spears and Hart have fond reminiscences collectively

It’s no secret that Hart and Spears developed many friendships all through their careers, however the connection they’d with one another proved to be stable proper off the bat.

The pair’s friendship dates again to 1999 when Hart appeared within the music video for Spears’ chart-topping hit “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” which was the theme music for the actress’ romantic comedy movie Drive Me Crazy.

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Shortly after the music video’s launch, the pop princess guest-starred on the actress’ hit sitcom, Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch.

Though they had been a couple of years aside, the superstars immediately linked, with Hart seemingly taking Spears beneath her wing and introducing her to a world of enjoyable that the singer typically didn’t get to partake in.

In her 2013 memoir Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life, Hart particulars the early days of her friendship with the singer, together with the time they snuck right into a membership collectively when Spears was underage. 

“Britney and I did a lot of press together in New York, Utah, L.A., on the set of her video, on the set of Sabrina. So we did a lot together, a ton of awards shows and stuff. But yeah, I snuck her away from her bodyguard to take her because she just looked liked she needed to be around people her own age,” the Clarissa Explains It All star defined.

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After mendacity to her bodyguard about the place they had been going, Spears and Hart headed to L.A.’s Club Cherry, which they snuck into via the again door.

“But once we got inside, Britney got absorbed by the crowd, and I lost her,” she continued. “At the end of the night, I found her in a private booth with dozens of people kissing her a** as she basked in the attention and downtime she’d worked so hard for…Since then, Britney’s been snuck in and out of more backdoors than I can count, but I shudder to think that I first showed her how it’s done.”

They reunited in 2015 on the singer’s ‘Piece of Me’ present

Though they had been the very best of pals at one level, it looks as if Spears and Hart aren’t as shut as they was once.

In the years following the “(You Drive Me) Crazy” music video, each celebs have been centered on their careers and being moms to their kids.

But regardless of not spending time collectively, Spears and Hart nonetheless take into account one another pals and considerably proved this a couple of years again.

In 2015, the longtime buddies reconnected backstage at Spears’ Piece of Me residency in Las Vegas.

After catching up, the celebs posed for a photograph flashing their large smiles. Though the snapshot got here throughout a bit of awkward, we’re certain they had been nonetheless very blissful to have reunited almost 15 years after their first assembly.

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