While working together on iCarly, Jennette McCurdy and Miranda Cosgrove became incredibly close in real life, a friendship they’ve maintained since the show’s first run ended. As McCurdy explained in an episode of her Podcast “Empty Inside”, her association with Cosgrove and her other co-stars did a lot to make the miserable filming experience worthwhile. “It was better in that aspect — having friends my age was rewarding and great. Even though you are all kids trying to be adults, you can still, for that matter, try to connect with each other,” she said.
Of course, we don’t just have to take McCurdy’s word for it, as Cosgrove also talked a bit about their connection. In an interview in 2017 BUILD series on YouTube, she noted that they live very close to each other, so they still see each other all the time, and she is very happy about this. Cosgrove also mentions that she is grateful that she had to work with McCurdy for as long as she did when establishing a friendship that lasted so long. As it turned out, they were born in the same hospital, so maybe they were destined to become best friends and post about each other on Instagram from the very beginning.
Sam Puckett and Carly Shay will go down in history as one of the most memorable television duos for a generation of Nickelodeon viewers. Even though Jennette McCurdy the experience of making the show was incredibly traumatic and left her with a lot of regrets, at least she struck up a friendship that one can only hope will never fade.