The Truth About Snoop Dogg's Relationship With Martha Stewart

Similar to how "Hocus Pocus" star Bette Midler is pals with rapper 50 Cent, or comedian Russell Brand's friendship with Dame Helen Mirren, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's relationship came as a complete shock to the masses. Stewart, who rose to prominence as a cook and lifestyle guru after reading Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" (via Biography), found an unlikely friendship with '90s rap hitmaker Snoop Dogg after an appearance on television more than two decades ago (more on that later).

From there, this improbable duo has gone on to appear on small screens across America together numerous times, and it turns out they've supported one another off-camera, too. "I love me some Martha Stewart," Snoop gushed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2019, adding that they talk "once a week."

Their fans have, ahem, high hopes that their friendship won't ever falter, and by the looks of it these two A-listers are still going strong. Here is the truth about Snoop Dogg's relationship with Martha Stewart.

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart have been friends for over a decade

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's unlikely friendship started all the way back in 2008. As she explained on her show, "Martha," Stewart met the rapper "backstage at [the] 'David Letterman Show,'" and they immediately "hit it off." As it turns out, he ended up emailing her afterward, saying that he would "love to hang out whenever time permits."

Well, he didn't have to wait long, as the cook invited him to her show after reading his email to the crowd, per People. Their hilarious chemistry was immediate, as the lifestyle icon taught Snoop how to make mashed potatoes using her mother's recipe. "I just have fun talking," the "Gin and Juice" hitmaker explained to Stewart, who proceeded to ask questions about his upcoming album.

"He and his posse add 'izzles' onto the ends of words," a perplexed Stewart wrote on her blog after the segment and the pair's chat (via People). "It's kind of a code, or a way of communicating so that others won't know what they're talking about. Example: fo' shizzle is how they say, for sure," she adorably explained. Audiences loved watching the pair cook together, and Stewart invited him back on again. As Inc notes, these appearances "saw a measurable spike in the ratings" for "Martha."

Their talents complement each other

There's a reason why Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are infectious as a unit: they actually enjoy spending time together. "I've never met anyone like Martha Stewart," Snoop explained to Rolling Stone in 2016, boasting about his pal. "When we come together, it's a natural combination of love, peace and harmony."

The rapper isn't wrong, either. As Inc explains, their formula for collaborating together simply attracts an audience. Stewart brings to the table her professional cooking background — after all, the chef and lifestyle aficionado released her first best-selling book, "Entertaining," back in 1988. According to her website, by 1990, she had published the first issue of her magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

Snoop Dogg is a legend in his own right, having first rose to prominence guest-rapping on Dr. Dre's debut album, "The Chronic," in 1992 (via Biography). From there, Snoop became an A-list rapper of the '90s, dominating the charts with 1993's "Doggystyle," and his sophomore effort, "Tha Doggfather." As Inc notes, while the California native isn't exactly a cooking whiz, he brings "raw [entertainment]" to the table alongside Stewart, and he knows how to keep an audience laughing and engaged. As Snoop told Rolling Stone, as a result, audiences can expect "A little bit of food, drinkin' and maybe some of that sticky-icky in the air" when the two collaborate on camera together.

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart reconnected years later thanks to a 'big fat' joint

After years apart, Martha Stewart made it clear she missed her blossoming friendship with Snoop Dogg. During a Reddit Ask Me Anything in 2014, a fan inquired what it's "like being friends with Snoop Dogg," to which she bluntly responded, "I wish I were closer friends with Snoop Dogg." Naturally, fans went wild, and Stewart updated her initial post to read, "Where's Snoop? I have brownies FOR YOU!"

Although the rapper didn't get in touch right then, the duo finally reunited the following year, during the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber," where Stewart and Snoop sat next to one another. While many expected the rapper to have the wittiest jokes out of the two, it was Stewart who blew the crowd away, quipping that she ate her and Snoop's famous pot brownies before taking the stage. Hilariously enough, she wasn't entirely joking. "I got high just sitting there," Stewart admitted while on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," adding Snoop that had a "big fat" joint and saying "the secondary smoke is just as powerful as primary smoke."

As for Snoop? He was impressed by the lifestyle guru's ability to crack some seriously witty jokes. As he told "Today" in 2019, "She stole the show!"

Martha Stewart has admitted that Snoop Dogg is actually a good cook

When Snoop Dogg first appeared on Martha Stewart's cooking show, "Martha," in 2008, no one would have ever guessed that the rapper had an interest in cooking — or even knew what he was doing. As the duo tried making mashed potatoes, Snoop hilariously needed help even peeling the potatoes, with Stewart showing him how.

However, after appearing on more cooking segments and shows, it looks like the Doggfather was finally learning some skills. "I actually like to watch him cook," Stewart admitted while on the "Today" show in 2019. "He's so particular ... it all finally comes together," she explained. As it turned out, the previous year, Snoop released his first-ever cookbook, "From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen." The best part? His foreword was written by none other than Stewart herself, in which she proudly told readers that her unconventional pal even "surprised" her "with his unique cooking techniques and recipes."

While on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2019, the pot connoisseur noted that none of his recipes in the book include any marijuana-infused ingredients. "This is my first book; I want to keep it clean," Snoop quipped, confirming that his next effort would definitely include some sticky-icky.

Does Martha Stewart partake in Snoop Dogg's favorite pastime?

It's no secret that Snoop Dogg is a marijuana aficionado. In Reddit's Ask Me Anything series, the rapper revealed he smokes a whopping 81 blunts a day. Trying weed for the first time when he was "eight or nine" in the 1970s, Snoop told Esquire that it simply "makes [him] feel the way [he needs] to feel." So, does he egg his on-screen bestie to indulge with him while they cook? It's hard to say.

"When do we add the, um...," Snoop sheepishly asked Martha Stewart while they were baking brownies on "Martha." Stewart was ever-so-quick to quip, "Later, and that's [a] secret!" 

In 2019, during the 37th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (via Forbes), the lifestyle whiz was asked what her "favorite thing to share with Snoop Dogg" is. "Well, um, maybe — maybe a little smoke," she replied, while adding, "He actually does a good job at sharing his smoke with me, and I don't even smoke!"

While Stewart may not partake in one of the Doggfather's 81-a-day blunts, she does enjoy a nice alcoholic beverage. Snoop Dogg complimented Stewart's drink-making abilities to Us Food, explaining, "I'm not a drinker. But whenever I'm in the presence of Martha, I just somehow, someway get a glass of vodka or some sort of drink."

They launched a show together in 2016

On November 6, 2016, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg launched "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge" on VH1. The verdict? Considering it was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, it's safe to say that fans were overjoyed. "It just made sense," explained SallyAnn Salsano, the producer of the show, to Inc. "It's like they are a unit ... It's not fake," she added, noting that their genuine friendship is what draws viewers in.

The show sees Stewart and Snoop cooking together while bringing in various A-list guests to join in on the fun. Since the debut of the VH1 series, the duo has hosted Matthew McConaughey, Post Malone, and even the Jonas Brothers, to name a few. "​​This [show] shows you that people can get along, people can work together, people can love each other, no matter where they come from," Snoop Dogg wisely explained to NBC's "Today," with Stewart adding that they simply blend different "cultures" together.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, both the rapper and the lifestyle icon sweetly shared that the show is beneficial for both of them, with Snoop revealing that although he enjoys cooking, it's an "honor" for him to learn even more from Stewart, while she gets to absorb as much pop culture information as possible. "Many of our guests were just names to me," she said, adding, "and I now know what kind of music they play or what jobs they do."

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are movie buffs

Although he's a rapper, Snoop Dogg has also dabbled on the silver screen. "When I got the chance to act ...[I decided] I'm not going to blow that opportunity," he explained to "All The Smoke." As such, his hard work ethic has translated to the big screen, and he's been in flicks such as "Soul Plane" and the "Starsky & Hutch" remake.

As for Martha Stewart? While she's made appearances in movies including "Bad Moms" and "Men in Black II," she's always playing herself — after all, her name is synonymous with her lifestyle empire. That being said, it's quite clear she's a movie buff along with Snoop, as the pair have come up with elaborate trailers for their VH1 show, "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge." Paying homage to Hollywood classics, the unexpected twosome decided to reenact scenes from 1990's "Ghost" and 1997's "Titanic" for their second and third seasons, respectively.

In the "Ghost" spoof, Stewart and Snoop reenact the now-cult pottery scene between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, but instead of molding clay, they're icing a cake while giving tantalizing looks to the camera. As for their "Titanic" promo, as Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" plays in the background, the rapper stands at the front of the kitchen — which looks like the bow of a ship — holding his arms out with two wire baskets filled with fries and declaring, "I'm frying! Martha, I'm frying!" while she beams behind him.

No, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart never dated

Snoop Dogg has been married to Shante Broadus since 1997. In fact, according to E!, these former teenage sweethearts even renewed their wedding vows in January 2008. Martha Stewart married publisher Andrew Stewart in 1961, before ultimately getting divorced in 1990 (via People).

Although this information is relatively common knowledge for fans of the "Vato" rapper and the homeware maven, it still hasn't stopped them — and some outlets — from wondering if the two have ever been involved romantically. "Everybody's trying to figure that out," Stewart said of their friendship to Us Food. "I think it's just that we're an odd pair and people like contrast, right?"

It doesn't help that the pair has toyed with the public, resulting in numerous scuttlebutts, such as the time Snoop told "Today" that after seeing Stewart deliver some serious sass at the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber," he "knew [he] wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of [his] life." 

Jokes aside, the two are nothing more or less than close friends, and, as the rapper explained to Us Food, it's their "energy" together that attracts others. "You just put two people together that love people," he explained.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg support each other's side projects

When they're not hosting their cooking show, "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge," Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart stay in touch. In fact, throughout the years — and even before the VH1 show — the pair have supported each other's side projects. In 2014, the rapper gave his lifestyle pal a little Twitter shout-out, dubbing Stewart the inspiration behind his line of candles with Broadus Family Collection. Two years later, Stewart returned the Twitter nod, sharing a photo of a painting that Snoop had given her (it was of a dog, of course). "This is an original Snoop Dogg painting," she wrote, adding, "Very nice, don't you think?"

Snoop is also quick to lend a hand to whatever side-hustle Stewart has going on. In 2020, the Doggfather made an appearance on the A-lister's HGTV gardening show, "Martha Knows Best," where, on a video call, she guided the rapper through the process of potting a tomato plant (via USA Today). It was during this appearance that Stewart also told viewers that she and Snoop "share things all the time."

Adorably enough, when they aren't filming, the rap icon will sometimes visit Stewart at her vast property in Katonah, New York. "I like to stay at her house," Snoop revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," quipping, "Her house is so big, her horses' house is bigger than my house!"

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg don't just host cooking shows together

Although Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart initially bonded on her cooking show in the late noughties before eventually landing their own series on VH1, they've also graced the small screen with some shared guest appearances, like the time in 2016 when they competed together on "$100,000 Pyramid." According to ET, the pair appeared for the show's revival "to demonstrate how the game is played" — and they did surprisingly well. In fact, the rapper managed to correctly (albeit unexpectedly) guess all of the names of elaborate home decor pieces such as "sham," "ottoman," and "sconce" (via ET).

In 2021, Stewart and Snoop took a break from appearing on "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge" to host another televised event: the 2021 Puppy Bowl XVII — Discovery+ and Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl. Per People, the event was a dog-centric sporting event that saw "70 adoptable puppies ... compete for the coveted 'Lombarky' trophy."

As for other joint business ventures outside their VH1 series? "Give us a little time and there may be products," Stewart revealed to the Los Angeles Times, hinting at "a funny anecdotal book with recipes."

These two besties know each other very well

Considering Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have built a strong friendship since his appearance on "Martha" in 2008, it only makes sense that they would know a lot about one another. "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge" producer ​​SallyAnn Salsano told the Washington Post, "These guys are genuinely friends," noting that "their relationship is real."

Well, both Snoop and Stewart decided to put their friendship to the test during an April 2021 appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where they had to take part in the "Best Friends Challenge." The rules were simple: Fallon read out questions the celebs, and both of them wrote down what they thought the correct answer would be. "What is Snoop's favorite thing to cook?" asked the host. Stewart wrote down "fried chicken with corn flakes" and Snoop gave the correct answer of "chicken wings." Close enough.

But what was perhaps most endearing about the entire game was the final question. Fallon asked the pair to finish the following sentence: "Martha has the world's greatest [blank]." Snoop sweetly wrote about her "outlook on cooking," while Stewart herself revealed, "grandchildren, other than Snoop." There's no denying the tremendous mutual respect these two besties have for one another.