You know those friendships where you see each other and the rest of the world fades away for a second because you’re too busy jumping up and down and screaming out of excitement to notice anything else? Yeah, it looks like Cardi B and Penn Badgley know exactly what I’m talking about. In a resurfaced video of Penn promoting You with his costar Shay Mitchell, he casually brought up Cardi and how much he admired her second-nature relationship with social media, something his character Joe Goldberg needs to work on, to say the least.
“Cardi B is a great example of that,” he said in the video. “She has such an authentic relationship with social media, and despite what many might judge as antics, I think she has an incredibly authentic relationship to that, and that’s why people like her so much.” Thanks to Twitter, Cardi finally caught a glimpse of the interview, and her reaction to Penn revealing he’s a fan was unexpectedly enthusiastic.
“OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME !!!,” Cardi jokingly captioned a reshare of the tweet on Oct. 16. “OMMMGGGG!!!!!! Yoooo like I’m famous-famous.” On Oct. 19, the tweet circled back around to Penn, who could only respond with a stunned, “I —.” We’re just as surprised and confused as you are, Penn, but as far as celebrity friendships go, we can’t think of a better starting point than mutually raving over each other.
Could this be the start of a new friendship? We hope so! Watch Penn gush about Cardi and read her ecstatic response ahead.