The two first appeared in the public eye together in 2008. How have they maintained a relationship over the years and where did it really begin? Let’s take a look.
How Martha Became Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart was born Martha Kostyra in New Jersey as the second of six children. She first began modeling as a teenager and then met her husband, Andy Stewart, in college. She worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street for a number of years before pivoting into the home and hospitality world.
She was a self-trained cook by reading Julia Child’s cookbooks and began her own catering company that went on to serve high-end clients.
How Calvin Became Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born in Long Beach, California. The stage name Snoop Dogg had its roots in a childhood nickname given to him by his mother, who thought he looked like Snoopy. Young Calvin had a strong interest in music and grew up singing and playing the piano.
He began experimenting with rap in the sixth grade and took solace in music after going through some difficult times in his youth. One of his amateur tracks eventually caught the ear of the famous Dr. Dre.
Martha Stewart Living
When most people think of Martha Stewart, they probably think of her home and lifestyle brand, Martha Stewart Living. Stewart considers herself a late bloomer when it comes to finding what she was passionate about.
It wasn’t until her late 40s that she finally began turning her domestic skills into what would become a franchise. She published the first edition of “Martha Stewart Living” in 1990 and her niche skills and advice only took off from there.
Snoop Heads to the Top
After Calvin, or shall we say, Snoop Dogg, garnered the attention of Dr. Dre, he was featured in his album “The Chronic” in 1992. He then gained a lot of public attention and went on to create his first album “Doggystyle” in 1993.
Then he went on to release another album, “Tha Doggfather” in 1996. His first huge hit, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” made it to number one on the music charts.
A Former Babysitter
As a part of her entrepreneurial spirit, even as a young girl, Martha knew how to stay in business. Like many young girls, at one time, she was a babysitter. And while that may sound pretty ordinary, Martha was a babysitter for a couple of famous folks.
She once babysat for the kids of baseball legends Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. She must have kept the kids busy with plenty of crafts. Martha certainly has had an interesting life!
Some Unexpected Musical Tastes
While you might think a rapper like Snoop Dogg might primarily listen to only rap or hip-hop, he actually has a rather varied musical taste. When he’s not working on his own music, he might be chilling out with Lionel Richie, Journey, and even Nancy Sinatra.
Reportedly, he likes “All Night Long,”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and “These Boots Are Made for Walking”. It just goes to show you that you can’t judge a book by its cover or a rap artist by his music genre.
A Unique Education
For someone with as many diverse skills and talents as Martha Stewart, you would be curious to know what her majors were in college. It turns out that Martha actually went to school for some rather niche subjects.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in what appeared to be a joint major for art, European history, and architectural history. Her art and architectural background may have helped her as she began her home and lifestyle brand.
So, once he took off, how far did Snoop’s fame take him? Well, it took him all the way to Bollywood! That’s right, Snoop Dogg starred in the 2008 Bollywood rom-com film called “Singh Is Kinng”.
The movie's theme song (which was filmed in Chicago) combined Bhangra and English lyrics. He also made an appearance in Korean singer Psy's song “Hangover”. Needless to say, Snoop has definitely been seen and heard worldwide.
Wall Street Martha
Before she was the queen of all things home and hospitality, Martha Stewart was running in the rat race, on Wall Street that is. She was a stockbroker for a boutique firm but it seemed that Stewart’s creative and entrepreneurial bends overtook her white-collar profession, which is why she worked on Wall Street until 1972 and then let her entrepreneurial streak come to full fruition.
It was Stewart’s ability to reinvent herself that helped her succeed in different professional and creative spheres.
Snoop Dogg Gives Back
Many know him as a famous rapper, but Snoop Dogg also appears to have a heart for the disadvantaged and those in need. In 2005, he helped found a nonprofit organization (Snoop Youth Football League) for inner-city kids in Los Angeles to participate in cheerleading and football.
Snoop Youth Football League became the largest youth football organization in Southern California and even expanded into Texas. He also co-founded a charity in Jamaica and was part of an auction for Habitat for Humanity.
One of the ways that Martha began making her money was through modeling gigs-and she actually made a decent amount doing so. During the 50s and 60s, young Martha had a handful of clients including big names like Unilever and even Chanel!
She even made as much as $60 dollars an hour for her gigs which was a considerable amount of money at the time. It sounds like Martha was never one to turn down a lucrative opportunity.
A Longtime Relationship
Despite the lifestyle that many rappers sing about in their songs or portray in their music videos, Snoop Dogg has actually been married to the same woman for decades! That’s right, the world-famous rapper has been married to his childhood love, Shante Taylor, for ages.
The two did endure some very rough blows to their relationship but have remained married to this day. Shante has helped Snoop with his career and the two even share three kids together.
Behind the Wall
Martha is known for many things, unfortunately not all on this side of the wall. In 2001, Martha was involved in a trading scandal that led to her arrest and imprisonment. She sat behind the prison walls for five months. The sentence left a black mark on her reputation, however, that mark has been fading away.
Martha has spoken openly about her time in jail which helped her gain once again her audience's loyalty and bring her back under the (good) spotlight.
Her Cooking Inspiration
Of all the things that Martha Stewart is known for, one of the most prolific is her cooking. You might recall that it was a catering business that was her first entrepreneurial venture. And it was actually another famous lady that first got her interested in the culinary world.
You may have already guessed it, but Julia Child was Stewart’s original inspiration in the kitchen. Considering Child’s worldwide success, she may have inspired Stewart in more ways than one.
A Real Star
Over the years, Snoop has slowly achieved recognition, even outside of the music industry. And, while most people associate Snoop Dogg with the world of rap music, he was given a very prestigious award back in 2018.
The legendary rapper was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star on the famous street was given to Snoop for his work at the equally famous 6840 Hollywood Boulevard. That must be one of the ways you know that you’re a star!
A Famous Date
Although she is a celebrity now, many may be surprised to know that Martha Stewart once dated someone very, very famous. Reportedly, Stewart dated Academy Award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins.
The two had at least one date but their relationship didn’t last long. So, why didn’t it go any further? Stewart admitted that Hopkins’s role as Hannibal Lecter blew her mind and that she was apprehensive to get any closer. Alright then, Martha!
Behind the Name
What’s in a name? Names, whether given to us at birth or nicknames we acquire over time, have both a personal impact on how we see ourselves and also on how others see us. We’ve already covered the story behind Snoop Dogg’s stage name, but what about his birth name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.?
The lengthy moniker was given to him in honor of his stepfather. Unfortunately, Snoop’s mom (Beverly Broadus) and stepdad divorced in 1975 but he has his name forever.
Short on the Shut Eye
Most everyone knows that sleep is very important, even if we skimp on it quite often. But some (might we call them the “elite”), can function just fine on only a few hours of sleep. As miserable as it sounds, some people seem to only need a few hours to feel rested and do all they need to during the day.
Martha Stewart is reportedly one of these remarkable people who only need approximately four hours of sleep per night. Yikes!
A Famous Collaboration
Over the course of his career, Snoop Dogg has had many collaborations with other musicians and even in other countries. One such collaboration was with legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.
Before his untimely death, Tupac Shakur was one of the best-known rappers and, in 1996, the two artists were able to collaborate on the single 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted. This was one of Tupac’s last songs before his death that same year.
An Animal Lover
Anyone who is familiar with “Martha Stewart Living” knows that, along with her baking, cooking, gardening, and other skills, Martha Stewart also loves animals. While many dog owners may define themselves as “animal lovers”, Martha actually owns a number of dogs along with horses, cats, birds, chickens, and even turkeys and donkeys!
Martha even has a barn on her estate to house her horses (and she can certainly afford it too). What can be better than your own farm and someone to take care of everything?
We all have them, even the greatest celebs around. There is one eating habit Martha just can't get rid of. When it comes to buttermilk, drinking it out of the carton is the only way for her. It just doesn't take the same any other way.
One other guilty pleasure Martha sticks to is, the combination of cheese (the American stuff), herring (the picked one), and liverwurst. And to think this lady is a cook.
Dish of the Day
Having bizarre eating habits, Martha's favorite meal to cook is actually breakfast. She has described herself as being a walking breakfast cookbook. She finds the first meal of the day the most creative one of them all.
As she grows her own chickens, and therefore has her own personal supply of eggs, breakfast has never been fresher. She tries to be as creative as she can with the eggs and make an effort in including chicken in her breakfast dishes.
Ask Her Anything
As a favor to her fans (and perhaps for her own entertainment), Martha did an “Ask Me Anything” segment on Reddit. Martha gave an exposé of thoughts like who her favorite James Bond actor was, whether she changes her sheets every day and whether she thought she could beat Gordon Ramsay in a cook-off.
Martha was happy to answer the questions, even stating she thought she could beat Gordon Ramsay in a bake-off.
So, you would think with all of her tips and tricks for life that Martha Stewart would be a minimalist when it comes to packing for a trip, well think again! Martha confessed she’s not one to leave her suitcase close to empty, or should we say suitcases.
Stewart will take more than one suitcase and prefers the largest size carry-on allowed. Why? Well, as a home and lifestyle guru, she always prefers to be prepared, no matter what the scenario.
It’s in the Mix
So, if Snoop Dogg was named after his stepfather, where was his biological father? Unfortunately, Snoop’s biological father decided to leave the family when Snoop was only a few months old. When he appeared on Lopez Tonight with George Lopez, Snoop’s DNA test was read and it was discovered that he wasn’t entirely African American!
The test also revealed that he was 6% European and 23% Native American (along with 71% African American).
Homes Are Where the Heart Is
Most everyone wants a place to call home, a place of refuge and relaxation from the busy, overwhelming world around them. But how about seven homes? Could you handle that? Martha Stewart can! That’s right, Stewart, at one point in her life, had seven homes.
She had an estate in Maine (called Skylands), two Manhattan Apartments, a home in Westport, Connecticut, two houses in the Hamptons, and a 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York.
An Almost Actor
While you may have been used to seeing Snoop Dogg appear in various commercials, the rapper has also tried some more extensive and diverse roles. Snoop Dogg also appeared on various TV shows including: “One Life to Live”, “Entourage”, “Weeds”, “Monk” and “King of the Hill”.
It seems that Snoop has had the most success in his music career. Aside from the occasional commercial, you probably won’t be seeing Snoop a lot on the big screen.
On Her Divorce
Despite all of her public successes, Martha’s personal life hasn’t always been easy. Stewart’s marriage eventually headed to divorce court when she ended her marriage with her husband (Andrew Stewart) of approximately twenty-six years.
When she was eventually asked about her divorce, Martha put on a brave, albeit philosophical, face. She remarked that that chapter of her life ended and that she had embraced her new reality, even claiming that it was “better”.
Smarty Pants Snoop
So, you know that Snoop Dogg is much more than just his musical abilities, but is he exceptionally smart? Well, there’s a rumor that Snoop Dogg is not just a smarty pants but has an IQ of 147, which by the standard is a genius.
There has been speculation whether these rumors are true but, smart or not, it seems that Snoop must be doing something right to not only be successful in his industry but to branch out from music too.
Waste No Time
“A woman's work is never done” goes the archaic saying. You know now that Martha Stewart doesn’t need a lot of sleep to be the multi-hyphenate that she is, but that doesn’t mean she’s opposed to a little cat nap.
Martha will take the occasional nap but has said even then she makes sure to “think” while she naps so she doesn’t waste any time. Apparently, no one can compete with Martha!
A Famous Fam
People are often fascinated by famous families so you're going to like this fact. Apparently, Snoop Dogg isn’t the only famous person in his family and he isn’t the only one in the music industry.
Snoop is a second cousin to singers Brandy and Ray J. Brandy even collaborated with her famous hip-hop cousin, appearing in a song together. Why not make it a family affair? It certainly is a small world (or family tree?) after all.
Friendships are essential to a full and healthy life. And, while Martha Stewart is now a household name and she has interacted with many people over the years, she has also had some famous connections through the decades up until now.
Martha has made friends with celebrity chefs like Daniel Boulud and received accolades for her recipes from stars like Jennifer Garner. And, of all of her fellow famous friends, who can forget her friendship with…Snoop Dogg.
So, how did this unusual union between Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart actually begin? Well, their meeting began pretty simply when Snoop was invited to be a guest on Martha’s show (“The Martha Stewart Show” of course).
The two became more of a duo as they clicked while making mashed potatoes together on the show (you really can’t make this stuff up). While some hosts may not invite a guest back, others really hit it off and are invited back another time. That’s how it went for Snoop.
That’s right, Snoop Dogg showed up yet another time on “The Martha Stewart Show”. In December 2009, the rapper appeared on the home and lifestyle show alongside America’s perfect hostess, Martha Stewart, in order to make green, Christmas brownies (yes, green, Christmas brownies).
Viewers were fascinated by the two on-screen and they became not only an unlikely pairing but also developed a friendship off of the set.
The evidence of their off-screen friendship appeared as Snoop playfully tweeted at Martha Stewart. He first appeared to tweet her asking for some brownies for Prince William’s bachelor party (it certainly leaves one with many questions and precious few answers).
Another time he tweeted at Martha with a photo of the two of them baking brownies together. Brownies certainly have played a role in their relationship and why not, they’re delicious.
So, how did Martha Stewart respond to Snoop’s social media outreach? Well, in a Reddit interview when asked about her collaboration with Snoop Dogg on her show, Stewart shared that she wished that she and the rapper were closer in real life.
It seems the two must have found a lot to enjoy about one another, despite their different professions, interests, and seemingly different personalities. You simply can’t judge two very different books by their covers!
Snoop Dogg has dipped his fingers in a handful of different entrepreneurial activities, but one of the most surprising was his line of candles. Yes, candles. “The Broadus Family Collection” of candles also had some very unique inspiration.
Snoop tweeted about the specialty candles and tagged Martha Stewart in the tweet, citing that she was the inspiration behind his new venture. Because friends not only help friends, they inspire them too.
It can be a great time of fun, joy, and renewed bonding when friends reunite and it looks like that’s what happened for Martha and Snoop Dogg when the two saw each other again. The public finally saw Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg together again when they were guests at a Roast for Justin Beiber.
By the looks of the photos, the two had a great time laughing side-by-side, at Justin Beiber’s expense of course.
Participating in fellow-celebrity roasts isn’t the only activity that Snoop and Martha enjoy together, oh no. They also enjoy being contestants and teammates on game shows, a niche activity indeed.
The pair competed on the game show “$100,000 Pyramid” and, probably to the surprise of the viewers, Snoop did quite well with questions relating to home decor. His hangouts with Martha must really be improving his interior design knowledge.
Cooking With Friends
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg soon found themselves back in the kitchen (so to speak) when, in 2016, the two launched a show on VH1 called “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”. The show centered around the pair inviting their fellow celebrities over for cocktails, dinner, and entertaining conversation.
The show did remarkably well, earning a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and even an Emmy nomination! It seems these two are indeed a dynamic duo.
These days, one of the marks of a close friendship is a bunch of photos together. And, wouldn’t you know it, Snoop and Martha have some photos together too!
In fact, when he was interviewed by Rolling Stone, Snoop Dogg not only praised his friendship with Stewart but shared a selfie of the two of them on Twitter. The pair definitely seem to appreciate the good relationship that they have.
What other quality signifies that two friends are close? They give each other very personal gifts. Snoop Dogg gave Martha Stewart a personal (and handmade) gift. Stewart was so touched by the gesture that she dedicated a tweet to show off her new painting created by the one and only Snoop Dogg.
It’s unclear exactly what's in the painting (a dog? A bear?) but Martha was clearly excited about it. Maybe it's worth a buck?
Talk Show Teammates
Yet another marker of a solid friendship? Appearing on “Ellen” together. Well, maybe just if you’re a celebrity friend duo. Snoop and Martha appeared together on the humorous talk show in 2016.
Anyone who is familiar with the “Ellen” show knows that Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t let her guests leave without playing a fun game so Stewart and Snoop Dogg played “Never Have I Ever” alongside actress Anna Kendrick.
A Special Forward
When Snoop Dogg branched out even further from his music career, he decided to write a cookbook (yeah, a cookbook). The book was titled “From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes From Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen” (pretty clever) and the very first pages contained a “forward” portion from a very special friend, you guessed it, Martha Stewart.
If there were any doubt about Snoop’s culinary abilities, having an accolade from Martha Stewart certainly must have helped.
Starring Snoop & Martha
In season three of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”, Snoop Dogg and Martha decided to change the name of their show to “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge”. The two really enjoyed being creative in season three and even chose to recreate a scene from the iconic film, “Titanic”.
The revamped show also featured celebrity judges like William Shatner, Isla Fisher, and Kandi Burress.
Despite the many challenges of 2020, Snoop and Martha still made sure to stay connected, even if it was just digitally. The pair once again appeared on-screen together for Stewart’s show on HGTV, “Martha Knows Best” when she gave Snoop advice on gardening.
The two chatted via Facetime as Martha gave Snoop the best tips on how to care for his tomato plant. After all, that’s what friends are for, right?
It seems that the public couldn’t get enough of Snoop and Martha. In December 2020, the pair was seen yet again at an event sponsored by Salesforce. Together, Martha and Snoop baked and decorated Christmas cookies as the audience looked on.
They were both traditional and creative with their designs as some of the cookies were shaped like Christmas trees and others like dog bones. Approximately 40,000 people joined to watch the curious duo bake together for the holidays.
The “Puppy Bowl” is a cute, puppy-centric event that runs parallel to the Super Bowl on the “Animal Planet” channel. In February of 2021, Martha and Snoop were seen together at the famous “Puppy Bowl” alongside many adorable, energetic puppies, of course.
The pair hosted the event and also made drinks and snacks, as one would for any “bowl” event. Leave it to Snoop and Martha to make the most of any event.
The Friendship Challenge
Later in the year, in April, Martha and Snoop put their friendship to the test (albeit a friendly test) when they took “the friendship challenge” on “The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon”.
Reportedly, the pair didn’t yield great results for their friendship knowledge test but the two still had a great time together on the show. Their appearance on “The Late Show” helped to promote Snoop Dogg’s appearance on “The Voice” and Martha’s new show on the “Discovery Plus” channel.
Holiday specials are a tradition in the lifestyle and entertainment world so Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg decided to join together and have their own holiday special in October 2021 for Halloween. The holiday special was, of course, a competitive baking show called “Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween”.
The two appeared as judges as they observed groups of bakers from across the country competing against one another to create Halloween treats.
Happy Birthday, Snoop!
Snoop’s birthday is in October so Martha took to social media to make her friend feel special in front of her personal audience. It was a milestone birthday for Snoop as he turned 50 years old and Martha made sure that her friend felt celebrated by sharing a video of the two of them on Instagram.
In her post, Stewart invited others to leave their good wishes for Snoop in the comments below. Friends don’t let friends go uncelebrated on their birthday!
But Is It for Real?
Despite their strong on-screen and social media presence as friends, some have questioned if the friendship between Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg is genuine or if it was a union for shock value and publicity. In interviews, the two admitted individually that they were an unusual pairing but that somehow, they just clicked as people.
For those who doubted the authenticity of their friendship, the fact that they have been friends now for so long, even outside of their collaborative projects, shows that the friendship is here to stay.
The Heart of Friendship
Through all of the public appearances, social media posts, and speculation, what is at the core of Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s relationship? Well, it seems to be a genuine case of two people who simply love and accept one another.
Snoop Dogg revealed in an interview that one of the biggest reasons he and Martha connected so easily was that she let him be his authentic self. He went on to say that she never tried to change him but they have a naturally harmonious, loving friendship.
It’s Martha’s Kitchen
Although Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart do have a highly congenial, harmonious friendship, when the two cook together it’s clear that there is a bit of a hierarchy. Most everyone knows that Martha Stewart is a force to be reckoned with in the culinary world and Snoop knows this too.
Martha has admitted she can be rather bossy in the kitchen but Snoop still allows her to teach him her tips and tricks.
Actions do speak louder than words but words matter too. How we speak about ourselves, people we do not like, and also about our friends and those who are closest to us. When asked about their friendship, Snoop had nothing but kind words for his dear friend Martha Stewart.
He even referred to Martha as his “homegirl” and said that she was “the big sister” he never had. For lifelong fans of Martha Stewart, Snoop’s words must have revealed a new side to the home and lifestyle mogul.
That’s What Friends Are for
The best of friends enrich each other’s lives. After all, isn’t that what true friendship is all about? What specifically have Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg appreciated about each other over the years? Well, for Snoop it’s rather obvious.
The rap star has admitted that his kitchen knowledge has vastly improved since meeting the home and lifestyle guru and Martha says that Snoop Dogg has opened up the world of her musical tastes. No surprise there either.
Nothing to Wine About
There is often speculation about whether friends should go into business together but this has never stopped Martha Stewart or Snoop Dogg. In early 2022, Martha decided to once again join her friend in releasing a special wine (a California Chardonnay to be exact) under Snoop’s wine label, “19 Crimes”.
What is certainly far more surprising than the two joining forces to release wines is the fact that Snoop Dogg is the one with the wine label.
Their Friendship Sure Is Lit
Why stop at wines? Martha and Snoop then decided to collaborate once again and this time with the lighter manufacturer, Bic. Under the company, Snoop and Martha released lighters that were specifically designed for fireplaces, candles, and many other household items.
What makes them special is their aesthetic design and the long wand to keep your skin safe from the flames. So be sure to pick up your Bic lighter especially designed by Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart.
Prepared for Snacktime
Everyone has their quirks, even celebrities like Martha Stewart. Stewart is known to be ready with snacks on the go. And what is her snack of choice you might ask? It certainly isn’t junk food.
Martha Stewart is known to carry around hard-boiled eggs to satiate her hunger when she’s away from home. It may seem like a strange choice but given her healthy habits, hard-boiled eggs make a lot of sense.
Amidst the reports of their budding and now full-blown friendship, you’ve probably heard rumors that Snoop Dogg and Martha are more than just friends. Some say opposites attract so, why not Martha and Snoop?
So with all the rumors, what’s the truth? Well, Snoop Dogg certainly set the record straight when he confessed that Martha was more of a sister to him. So, despite the gossip, it seems the pair are strictly platonic.
Martha’s Love Life Today
So, if Martha isn’t in a romantic relationship with Snoop Dogg then has she had any romance in her life since her divorce? Well, yes she has. Since her divorce, Martha has been linked to millionaire Charles Simonyi, whom she dated for over a decade until 2008.
Reportedly, she went on a couple of dates (at least that she mentioned publicly) with other people since, but nothing came of them. Recently, however, she confessed that her romantic life was alive and well but didn’t confess who the special man in her life was.
A Good Grandma
Despite being an extremely busy entrepreneur, Martha definitely makes time for her personal life and the things that are important to her, like her grandkids. Martha makes sure that she spends time with her grandkids, Truman and Jude.
It’s certain they can learn a lot from their grandma — anything from how to make the best-roasted turkey to how to cultivate a friendship. It must be pretty cool having Martha Stewart for your grandma!
Documenting Their Friendship
While you’ve seen Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s relationship documented on various news outlets and on social media, Martha made a point to speak about their relationship herself.
On her own website, “marthastewart.com”, there is an article addressing her friendship with Snoop Dogg, how the two met, and how their friendship has evolved over the years. Clearly, Snoop Dogg is a significant part of Martha’s life and he’s here to stay.
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have their differences and their similarities and they have managed to bond within both categories, which is pretty remarkable. One of the areas where they have connected is in their shared sense of humor.
An example of how their humor works well together? The two did a parody of the infamous scene from “Ghost” to promote their show “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”. After all, you should be able to share some laughs with your friends.
Snoop Can Cook
When most people think of Snoop Dogg, they don’t think of a man who knows his way around the kitchen. But, since hanging out with Martha Stewart anyway, Snoop has actually made a bit of a name for himself in the culinary department.
Not only did Martha write the forward for Snoop’s cookbook but she also had some accolades for the rap star turned chef. Martha confessed that Snoop is, in fact, “a good cook”.
Keeping It Cool
You can imagine that with all of her activities as a lifestyle guru Martha Stewart gets a little bit stressed now and then. So, what’s another quality of Snoop’s that Martha appreciates? His chill attitude.
Martha admitted that she really liked Snoop’s “laid-back” style, probably because it helped to offset her ultra-driven personality. For someone who is rumored to only sleep a few hours a night, she probably needs a friend to chill with now and then.
She Likes His Style
Along with appreciating Snoop for his personality and his character, Martha Stewart also apparently appreciates Snoop Dogg for the more superficial things, like his sense of style.
When asked about his style choices, Martha has said that Snoop has been the best dressed (although Snoop sports a wildly different style from herself) in at least one televised event. She has even admitted that his style has inspired her own in subtle ways.
Her First Guest
Along with her many ventures, Martha Stewart recently launched a podcast called (no surprise) “The Martha Stewart Podcast”. And of all the guests she could have for her very first one, she chose her good friend Snoop Dogg.
Apparently, the people cannot get enough of the dynamic duo and Martha remarked how many people asked her about how Snoop was. So she decided it only made sense to have him be her first guest.
A Little Shady
Good friends also know the perfect gift to buy for each other and, if you’re a celebrity entrepreneur, it doesn’t hurt to promote your products by giving them to your friends. Fans of both Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have enjoyed seeing the pair post on social media, on their show together, and on other TV appearances together.
At the “Puppy Bowl”, Snoop gifted his friend a pair of stylish eyeglasses. The duo made sure to pose together, each in their respective specs.
The Producer’s Take
So, for those who are close to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, what do they think of their relationship? Well, a producer of their show “Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween” decided to weigh in on their relationship.
The producer addressed the rumors that Snoop and Martha’s relationship is just for the cameras, saying their friendship is, in fact, real and that the two are friends no matter if the cameras are rolling or not.
A Symbiotic Relationship
While Snoop Dogg and Martha’s friendship is authentic, it’s not lost on either of them that their relationship (at least on the public side) does bring in much-wanted publicity.
From their TV appearances to their “Bic” lighter brand deal, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg realize that their individual brands can be stronger together. The two may get plenty of recognition individually, but together, the public’s curiosity definitely yields more money.
Two Big Hearts
Snoop Dogg and Martha’s producer for “Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween” had more to say about the evolution of their relationship. Along with the fact that their friendship is genuine, the producer also noted that this is because Martha and Snoop sincerely care about one another, know who each other really is, and enjoy each other‘s company.
How refreshing to see two friends in show business be true friends to one another. This doesn't happen as often as we might think.
She Appreciates Loyalty
Loyalty is one of the most significant hallmarks for individuals of upstanding character, and of course for people who make really good friends. So, it’s no surprise that loyalty plays a role in Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s relationship.
As both his friend and colleague, one of the qualities that Martha appreciates most about Snoop Dogg is his loyalty. His loyalty to her, to his many, many friends, and even his loyalty to himself and what he believes.
Many know the name “Martha Stewart” not simply as a name but also as a brand. But Martha Stewart is actually even more than a name or a home and lifestyle brand.
With various products, over 90 cookbooks, a magazine, and brand deals, Martha Stewart also became the very first female billionaire. Pretty impressive for someone who honed their domestic skills into an empire.
What She Won’t Cook
Martha Stewart has a lot of domestic skills, the primary one being culinary skills. She knows how to prepare many dishes and desserts but there are a few things that you’ll never see cooking in her kitchen.
Stewart has said she won’t be looking at any recipes for organ meats, sweetbreads, or, especially…brains. If you think about Martha’s gourmet brand, it makes sense she wouldn’t dabble in the ultra-exotic.
A Film Star
Many musicians make their way over to Hollywood and Snoop Dogg is no different. Aside from his music career, Snoop Dogg has also managed to make quite a name for himself on the silver screen.
In fact, Snoop Dogg has appeared in over thirty films including “Baby Boy”, “Scary Movie 5”, and “Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping” among others. They may not be blockbusters but they certainly are movie credits.
So you know that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are good friends, in fact, they are very good friends it seems. But just how close are they? Well, Martha even became close with Snoop’s mom!
Snoop’s late mother, Beverly Tate, was actually a big Martha Stewart fan herself and had apparently been able to get to know her personally since Martha is good friends with her son. It has certainly been a family affair.
His Fans, Her Fans
Now, if it was strange enough that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg could be friends, you would think that their fan groups would never intersect. While there are no reports of Martha Stewart’s fans listening to Snoop Dogg’s hip-hop genre of music, Snoop Dogg has remarked that his fans also appreciate Martha.
Snoop said that fans will approach him and ask him if he can get them a photo of Martha or her autograph.
What About Snoop?
In the same way, Martha says that she gets asked a lot about her relationship with Snoop Dogg. What can be said other than, even after all these years the public is still fascinated by the relationship between this unlikely pair?
Martha says that, when she attends a party, for instance, she also gets asked about how Snoop Dogg is doing. Hey, when you’re friends this long, it shouldn’t really be surprising when the pair receives inquiries about one other.
Their Favorite Recipes
So, what exactly do Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg enjoy whipping up together in the kitchen? Well, according to “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party'' the dynamic, culinary duo has recipes for “Honey Blazed Ham”, “Perfect Roast Turkey”, “Stuffed Cabbage”, “Fried Catfish and Shrimp”, “Spiced Meatballs With Yogurt” and “Steak au Poivre'' just to name a few.
If you want to make an impressive dish for your dinner guests, you’d best consult Martha and Snoop! You can't go wrong with Martha's dishes. This is guaranteed!
Martha Gets Schooled
So, in the case of cooking with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, can the student ever become the teacher? The answer is, “yes”! Snoop actually taught Martha how to make a fancy lobster dish that involved cooking sherry. Reportedly, it was the hip-hop star’s take on the lobster Newburg dish.
Ironically, Snoop no longer enjoys this dish because he has since tried to maintain a plant-based diet. But apparently, that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten how to make it!
He’s Not the First
So, while it may seem really special that Snoop Dogg has had his own cooking shows, he’s actually not the first musician to make a name for himself in the kitchen.
Fellow music stars Ludacris, Selena Gomez, and Trisha Yearwood have all made appearances behind the camera and in the kitchen to share their favorite dishes with their fans. It gives their audience the chance to know them on a whole other level.
The Recipe for Success
It’s clear that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are remarkable successes individually and also as partners, whether it be in business or in the kitchen. And, the proof of that is in their cookbook. Although they released the cookbook a few years ago, the unique recipe book once again made it on the best-seller list.
The cookbook also made it to the top spot on Amazon’s celebrity cookbook list. If you crack the book open you will not only find recipes, but photos of Martha and Snoop doing one of the activities that they like to do best: hanging out in the kitchen.