It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since we last saw Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn on the big screen together.
The women starred in both installments of the comedic drama The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as inspirational teens who taught us all the true meaning friendship.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants stars Blake Lively , Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn| Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images
Today, the former co-stars still remain close friends and continue to prove that their IRL friendship is just as, if not stronger, than the one they portrayed in the film.
The stars’ fictional and real-life friendships are parallel
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films are two of the most memorable and empowering movies about friendship to ever come out of the early 2000s.
The coming of age films taught many of us just how unbreakable the female bond can be and is still a great example of how even the strongest friendships can sometimes be put to the test.
Though the message behind these movies has touched many people’s hearts over the years, these films wouldn’t have had a lasting impression on fans if it wasn’t for the four women who’ve since shown the world what friendship is really about.
In the franchise, Lively, Bledel, Tamblyn, and Ferrera play the four best friends who are constantly torn apart by one thing or another.
With distance being m hard for them to accept, these besties use a pair of jeans to stay connected as they’re off living their own lives.
But no matter the distance, these friends always find their way back to each other—ultimately proving that nothing is stronger than sisterhood.
Although the foursome introduced an ideal bond between friends to the world, these co-stars have also shared their IRL friendship with fans over the years.
While working on these films, Lively, Bledel, Tamblyn, and Ferrera established a close friendship that has remained strong ever since.
Today, the foursome are literal squad goals and continue to prove that no matter how much time has passed, their bond will continue to remain solid.
The women frequently reunite
While all four actress’ are currently busy with their own careers and families, they still try to reunite at least a few times a year.
Since shooting the films, Lively, Bledel, Tamblyn, and Ferrera have come together to celebrate many milestones in each other’s lives.
From weddings to pregnancies, these friends have been by each other’s sides for many of their most memorable moments.
America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel | Andrew Toth/Getty Images
They’ve even helped and supported each other during their motherhood journeys, which Ferrera says she’ll be forever grateful for.
“We definitely have all been together with the babies, and we’ve all met each other’s babies,” the Superstore actress told Us Weekly in May 2019; one year after giving birth to her son. “They’re really there for me as a source of support and advice, and we’re very much leaning on each other through motherhood.”
To make this friendship even sweeter, the co-stars make sure to get their kids together for playdates in-between their demanding schedules.
“It’s a very special bond that we have,” Tamblyn shared with Us Weekly in 2017. “We’re very proud to be friends and if we could do movies together for the rest of our lives I think we would.”
Though they don’t get to hang out as much as they’d like to—you know with them being working moms and all— the former co-stars still try to get together for a girls night out every now and again.
During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Tamblyn dished on what goes down when she hangs out with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars. And to be completely honest, their outings sound pretty epic.
Though she admits to going “out the most with America,” Tamblyn also gushed about how much she enjoys spending time with all the ladies when given the chance.
“That’s the great thing about really good friendships because you can go a year without seeing someone and it’s like you’re right back in that same moment,” she said.
The besties may be coming together for ‘Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 3’
Though the actress’ continue to spend quality time together, there is a possibility they could be working side by side a third time.
It has been said that a third installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is currently in the works.
Back in 2018, Bledel let word slip about this exciting news while appearing on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “We just pitched the third movie and I hope it comes together,” she said, drawing cheers from the crowd.
Then in September 2019, Ferrera told Entertainment Tonight that though the film’s “a conversation that’s still at play,” she’s hopeful they’ll get the green light.
“Fingers crossed that something comes to fruition with that, but it’s been a vision and a dream of ours for a while now,” she said. “We’re all moms now. We’ve all got a lot going on, but we’ve got a beautiful friendship and we love these movies and we love this story and our friendship together [and] the friendship of these girls. So, we’re sticking with it and we’ll see what happens.”