Surprising celebrities who went to school together

Rachel Bilson talks aftermath of photo fiasco with high school mate Rami Malek

Stars Insider

28/04/21 | StarsInsider

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Few people knew actors Rachel Bilson and Rami Malek attended high school together until the 'O.C.' actress revealed in March that she had posted a throwback photo in 2019 of the pair in their days at Notre Dame High School in California, but soon after received a private message from Malek asking her to take it down! 

The awkward story went viral, even appearing on CNN, and speaking on the LadyGang podcast on April 27, Bilson opened up about the aftermath. "I was so mortified though. Like, I was having a panic attack," she shared. "I had to go to therapy that day, and I was like, ‘I am having anxiety. I did not want this to resurface in this way. I feel so bad.'"

Fortunately, the old friends have since spoken and straightened things out. "He connected with me, and we're all good," Bilson said. "He was so gracious, and I totally understood where he was coming from and he understood me. And I was just so happy we were able to squash it and, like, move on." She added, "He knew I was wasn't doing it with any ill intention," and explained that the whole fiasco actually offered them a chance to reconnect. 

If a regular person used to go to school with someone who is now famous, you'll usually never hear the end of it. But many celebrities have gone to school with other people who became celebrities, and yet they're a little more hush-hush about it. Some of them have some funny stories, others have maintained their school friendships to this day, and more than a few have certainly not stayed in touch. Click through to see the surprising stars who went to school together.


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