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In Defense Of The Less-Famous Celebrity Sibling

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Happy National Siblings Day, everyone! I trust you’re all finding an exciting way to celebrate? I happen to be an only child myself, so this isn’t a very thrilling day for me, whomp whomp. It’s a lot of practicing complicated handshakes in the mirror with myself, and braiding my own hair, and rubbing my face in the dirt and giving myself a noogie, but I feel like there’s so much more out there!

Like maybe defending the less-famous celebrity siblings out there? This has gotta be a pretty rough day for them too, since their more-famous counterparts are bound to get all the attention. Totally not fair, right? Fame and fortune aren’t the only things out there, and we have to start acting like it!

So in honor of that, even if it’s just this one day a year, I want to celebrate the lesser-known sibling in these celebrity pairs. Partly because they deserve it, but mostly because only children deserve to have fun on National Siblings Day too.

1. Solange and Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce and Solange Knowles attending the 2008  Grammy Awards(Photo: Apega / WENN.com)

I understand that Beyonce was sent here from the heavens to intimidate us, and that’s wonderful, but maybe Solange is the better Knowles sister? Whether or not you prefer her music to Bey’s, wouldn’t it be nice to go to a concert that you didn’t have to sell your car to pay for tickets to? I think so.

2. Elle and Dakota Fanning

Dakota and Elle Fanning at Fashion Week October 2013

(Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images Entertainment)

I’m actually heavily aboard this train, because these sisters have very different acting and fashion styles, and I prefer Elle’s on both counts. Maybe it was the overexposure of Dakota back in the early 2000s, but it’s so refreshing that Elle sticks mostly to indies. (Oh and that she’s not dating a goddamn thirty-year old.)

3. Aaron and Nick Carter

Nick and Aaron Carter attending Hollywood event October 2006

(Photo: Dmitri Halkidis / WENN.com)

Aaron may not have had as many hits as Nick cranked out in The Backstreet Boysbut he’s provided endless worlds of intrigue via his Twitter quest to win back ex-girlfriend  Hilary Duff‘s heart. I’m transfixed.

4. Pippa and Kate Middleton

Pippa and Kate Middleton attending Wimbledon 2012

(Photo: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images Sport)

Come on guys, you remember the coverage of the royal wedding. It was like 15% about Wills and Kate, and like 85% about Pippa’s butt.

5. Khloe and Kim Kardashian

Kim and Khloe Kardashian in Vegas October 2013

(Photo: Judy Eddy / WENN.com)

Do not. Do not even try to fight me on this, because Khloe is indisputably the best Kardashian. She’s the only one that I can imagine getting brunch with, letting run my Twitter, and giving me hair advice. That’s three for three, folks, and you know she’d be willing to spill all the secrets about Kris Jenner.

6. Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal at opening night party February 2009(Photo: WENN.com)

I used to have the biggest crush on Jake, and then I had a crush on both of them, and now I only have a crush on Maggie. She’s just the coolest, most down-to-earth-seeming person, plus she’s married to and has two adorable daughters with Peter Sarsgard, plus she’s never been in Prince Of PersiaWhat’s not to love?

7. Luke and Owen Wilson

Until you’ve watched Enlightened all the way through, you don’t get to comment on this one. You just don’t. Even as an addict on that show, Luke is impossibly attractive. I really don’t know how he did it. My head was saying no, but my body was saying ‘yes’ and also “Who’s Owen Wilson anyway?”

8. Emily and Zooey Deschanel

Zooey and Emily Deschanel attending FOX party August 2013(Photo: Brian To / WENN.com)

Finally, a Deschanel sister you can like without making an implied comment about your inherent quirkiness. I guarantee you in this day and age, you take a lot less heat for liking Bones than for still being on board with New Girl

9. Chris and Liam Hemsworth

Liam and Chris Hemsworth attending Vanity Fair Oscar party March 2014(Brian To / WENN.com)

I actually don’t know which of these two is more famous, but I’m guessing Liam, what with that whole Miley Cyrus thing and starring in The Hunger Games franchise and whatever. But that’s just a guess. Anyone whose favorite brother isn’t Chris is living their life with their eyes closed, because oh my god. That’s why the word ‘hunk’ was created. And as soon as you see one photo of him gazing adoringly at his baby daughter, India Rose, you’re pretty much done for.

10. Casey and Ben Affleck

Casey and Ben Affleck attending Dubai International Film Festival December 2008(Photo: Lia Toby / WENN.com)

Sure, Ben has two Oscars, but he also has a troubling penchant for insulting his wife Jennifer Garner any time he does an interview. Maybe stick with Casey so there’s less of a chance that internal struggles within your marriage come out during an acceptance speech.

So how ’bout it? Are you convinced? Come on guys, just give ‘em a shot. They get sloppy seconds the whole rest of the year.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    I pretty much agree with you on all…except pippa vs. kate.

  • elle

    I agree with all of these except Kourtney is most def the best Kardashian. And Pippa at least seems to have a personality where Kate has amazing hair and clothes but just seems so blah otherwise. And Luke is always Richie Tennanbaum to me.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oooh, what’s your defense of Kourtney? For me, the whole Scott Disick thing kinda kills it.

    • elle

      I just like her cuz she’s so chill, go with the flow, type of person and she seems to be an involved mom. Something about Khloe just bugs me but I don’t know what. I agree Scott is super douchey and I will never forget when he punched the mirror but he seems to have toned down since and mostly I think he’s just playing a character.

  • Sarah

    EMILY DESCHANEL IS FINALLY ON A LIST!!!!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Hellll yesssss.

  • Karen M.

    i think dakota’s boyfriend is actually 32, not 30– you know in case you wanted to feel SLIGHTLY more uncomfortable about that relationship.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      LALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU.