Brangelina's Surprising BFF: Natalie from 'The Facts of Life'!

Some celebrity friendships just make sense: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston. Then there are others that take us by surprise -- like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's rumored best friend, Mindy Cohn!

Cohn, 44, is best remembered as Natalie Green, Tootie's helium-voiced pal on the hit '80s show The Facts of Life. (Stroll down memory lane with the clip below!) According to Us Weekly, the Jolie-Pitts consider Cohn a virtual part of the family. She's even godmother to two of their six children!



The magazine reports that the power couple gifted Cohn with an enormous diamond ring -- four or five carats, surrounded with diamonds and set in white gold -- as a token of their affection. A colleague of Cohn's says that the actress frequently joins the Jolie-Pitt family on their travels (and that Brad and Angelina cover airfare). Sounds like a nice arrangement to us!

We would have guessed that the unlikely friends met through George Clooney, Cohn's costar for one season of The Facts of Life and Pitt's close friend. But apparently, Cohn has "known Brad for years," and is a friend of Jolie's brother James Haven. They may seem like they're from different worlds now, but Pitt and Cohn both started out as TV actors in the '80s. Perhaps they met on 21 Jump Street, on which they both had cameos in 1988. Ooh, wonder if Johnny Depp is secret best friends with them, too...

It's always fun to find out about unlikely celebrity friends. Knowing that Elton John calls Eminem every week, Betty White gives Sandra Bullock parenting advice, and funnyman Simon Pegg is godfather to Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter, makes us realize that it's a small world after all -- especially in Hollywood!

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