When you become an internationally recognised sports star, you are afforded the opportunity to expand your friendship group beyond the frankly lame pals you accumulated on the way up.
Sure, they stuck by you when you were a nobody and will be there to catch you after the inevitable fall, but wouldn't you rather be friends with a popstar? Of course you would.
Sometimes high-profile relationships make perfect sense, as a pair of prominent figures from the world of celebrity with similar ideals form something of a super-group of frienddom.
But, then again, some alliances really to boggle the mind. Do you want your mind boggled? Then click through the slides...