Matthew McConaughey's Favorite TV Show Is Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
When we think of celebrity friendships, some don't surprise us. Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspooon? We can't say we're shocked these A-Listers who both have Southern roots are BFFs. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake? A match made in humorous heaven. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King? Of course.
But Guy Fieri and Matthew McConaughey? Yup, you read that pairing right. This Columbus, Ohio native and Texas boy have been friends for going on 20 years, as a recent dive on GossipCop made known to us. As the article points out, fans can learn more about the duo's perhaps unexpected friendship in the speech McConaughey gave in May of last year at Fieri's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for his star on the famed promenade.
"15 or so years ago, I was living in an Airstream traveling across America. I lived on the road. And I came across this show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It was a show that when I pulled into trailer parks I would say "Listen, do you have an open Southern sky. I need a spot with an open Southern sky. Because my satellite dish tunes in through the Southern sky...and that's the only way I can tune into 'Triple D.' It quickly became my favorite show," McConaughey begins his remarks about his cherished friend.
While on the road, McConaughey soon got Fieri's number and he began regularly calling the Food Network star for his best restaurant recommendations. From there, a friendship blossomed, and McConaughey's reliance on Subway sandwiches while on the road quickly subsided.
When the two finally met for dinner, McConaughey became acquainted with the man behind his favorite TV show.
"This is when a conscientious Guy Fieri. A Guy Fieri who cared about family, who cared about faith. This is when I met a guy who I could tell right away would out-hustle a lot of people, maybe with equal talent, outwork 'em. This is when I met a Guy who was not a food snob," McConaughey continues in his heartwarming tribute to his friend. "This is a Guy I met who was curious, who was also dealing with some new-found fame and wanted to talk about how best to navigate it. We cooked a lot of food. We ate a lot of food. We drank a lot of spirits. We talked about life and we talked about being authentic to who you are. And that's the night that I met you, Guy Fieri." You can watch the full ceremony here, with McConaughey's speech starting around the 19:41 mark.
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If only we could have been a fly on the wall at these two's first dinner party. We hope they cooked up some Texas favorites in Flavortown.