Amy Poehler Has a Beautiful (Imaginary) Friendship with Bette Midler


Amy Poehler was a guest speaker at Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project’s 13th Annual Spring Picnic on Sunday evening and, during her speech, remarked on her decades-long friendship with the hostess. Turns out that she and Midler have been best friends since the late ’70s…but only in Poehler’s imagination.

Poehler told the crowd:

“So I first met Bette Midler in my head when I watched the film The Rose in 1979. And since then, her and I have been best friends, in my head. In my head, she and I travel together, we have cut an album, and we pranked George Clooney. She’s the godmother to the children of mine that she has never met, and once, Bette turned to me in a dream and said, “Amy, you are the most talented person I’ve ever met. I hate to say this, this kills me, but you’re more talented than me. God bless you and I release you to God,” and then she turned into a million doves and flew away.”

Dodai Stewart to me: “The way Amy Poehler talks about Bette Midler is the way you talk about Amy Poehler.”

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