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
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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
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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
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Aaron may not have had as many hits as Nick cranked out in The Backstreet Boys, but 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
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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
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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
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 Persia. What’s not to love?
7. Luke and Owen Wilson
8. Emily and Zooey Deschanel
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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
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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
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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.