An affinity for going platinum blonde, pushing the envelope, and sparking countless think pieces on celebritydom — Kim Kardashian and Madonna share many things. As it turns out, they also have a connection that dates back to when the reality TV star was just another kid. Last night, the two beauty moguls met for a beauty panel at Barneys in Los Angeles, where they spoke about their friendship's early origins and hinted at what is bringing them together these days. Spoiler: It seems to be a KKW Beauty and MDNA Skin collaboration.
Madonna and Kardashian first met decades ago at the social media connoisseur's childhood home. "Madonna, at a period in her life, moved in with her manager, who happened to be our next-door neighbor growing up," Kardashian told the crowd at last night's private event, per Entertainment Tonight. "So, Kourtney [Kardashian] and I would walk... and we would see Madonna."
The pop star even gave Kardashian a gift back then: "I remember so vividly... and she just walked in and was like, 'Girls, you know what? I'm over these bracelets.' And gave us these black rubber bracelets," she said.
Soon, however, Madonna and Kardashian may be exchanging something else: ideas for a collaboration. Madonna hinted as much on Instagram yesterday, posting a photo of the pair on the set of a shoot with the caption, Eating paper with Kim....,.,,,,,💕💕 A foreshadowing of things to come🎉🌈💕🎉🌈💕🎉🌈💕 #beauty #skincare #workinggirls #oscar #fun #mdnaskin #thermalwaters #holywater @jr @kimkardashian @mdnaskin 🌹♥️." Considering their mutual affinity for high-end skincare, it wouldn't be surprising if their collaboration fell more under the umbrella of Madonna's MDNA line. It's also rumored the pair may have more surprise joint events lined up throughout the week.
Meanwhile, Kardashian also revealed upcoming products for her own line. “Next, I have a collab with my makeup artist of 10 years, Mario Dedivanovic," she said. "We have a really cute collection coming out. Something that we’ve worked on for a long time. Then I have concealers, and I have a new fragrance coming out that I’m so excited about, just a lot of fun stuff.” One thing you shouldn't expect her to release anytime soon, though: Take home vampire facial kits.