Before celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner became some of the most followed people on the planet—and more importantly, before Instagram—they were regular girls with regular best friends. And as they've risen into prominence, so have their loyal companions. Even Rihanna has kept her childhood friend from Barbados, Melissa Forde, by her side the entire time—from the club to the basketball court.

Today, Forde has over 800,000 followers of her own, and flaunts an equally bold sense of style, as well as a taste for hilarious memes. (It's no wonder she and Rihanna are friends.) But unlike other celebrity BFFs, being there for bad gal seems like Forde's full time job. Women like Jordyn Woods, on the other hand, who is Kylie Jenner's best friend, have almost 3 million followers and modeling contracts of their own. Jesse Jo Stark as well, who is one of Bella Hadid's closest acquaintances, is an aspiring musician and member of the Chrome Hearts fashion family.

As these celebrity BFFs demonstrate, with the help of Instagram no one has to live in the other's shadow. Below, a guide to those friends whose faces you know, but stories not so much.

Who: Jesse Jo Stark

Famous best friend: Bella Hadid

Why they're tight: Both growing up in Los Angeles, their parents were close. Stark's family founded Chrome Hearts, which Hadid recently collaborated with for her own capsule collection. They can often be seen vacationing together or hanging out at the brands headquarters. ****

Individual merits: Stark is an aspiring musician, and a member of a rock band called Driftwood. She's also in line to help run the family business.

Who: Jordyn Woods

Famous best friend: Kylie Jenner

Why they're tight: Woods grew up in Los Angeles with the Kardashians as well as the Smith children (Willow and Jaden). Her mother is a socialite of sorts, and when her father passed away this year, Kylie Jenner donated $10,000 to help the family cover medical bills. Woods can often be spotted either behind the camera on Jenner's Snapchat, or modeling her "Thick" merch.

Individual merits: She's signed to Wilhelmina International's Curve division.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by HEIR JORDYN (@jordynwoods) on

Who: Carlotta Kohl

Famous best friend: Petra Collins

Why they're tight: Peers with a proclivity for Millennial Pink. ****

Individual merits: Kohl is an artist and model, who not only poses for Petra Collins, but was also recently featured in the Courrèges campaign and poses for the new cult favorite Miaou jeans.

View this post on Instagram

So relieved Halloween is over.

A post shared by Carlotta ツ (@carlottiica) on

Who: Melissa Forde

Famous best friend: Rihanna

Why they're tight: Ford was Rihanna's childhood best friend back in Barbados. She's always by her side, from events to basketball games. They seem to have a ton of fun together, and according to Forde's Instagram, they share the same sense of humor and bold style.

Individual merits: She knows a good meme when she sees one.

View this post on Instagram

246 flexin

A post shared by @ mdollas11 on

Who: Shamari Maurice

Famous best friend(s): Sarah Snyder, Sofia Richie, seemingly everyone.

Why they're tight: Through his relation to Justine Skye, another member of the Instagram A-list inner circle, Maurice is trying to break into the entertainment industry seemingly by selfie association.

Individual merits: Good style helps.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Shamari Maurice (@shammaurice) on

Related: The Most Fashionable Friendships On Instagram

Related: Watch BFFs Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, below.