Jennifer Aniston Explained Why The 'Intense''Friends' Reunion Was A 'Sucker Punch' For The Cast!

Jennifer Aniston is getting candid about her past romantic feelings for her Friends costar David Schwimmer.

Jen and David, who portrayed onscreen lovers Rachel and Ross in the hit NBC sitcom, have found themselves at the center of real-life romance speculation several times since the show first aired in 1994.

In fact, these rumors that the pair were an item IRL circulated as recently as 2021 following the memorable Friends reunion — though they were quickly shut down by David’s rep.

For those who need reminding, the televised special saw David candidly opening up about his and Jen’s offscreen relationship and revealing that they had mutual crushes on one another during the early seasons.

“The first season I had a major crush on Jen,” he told their costars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc. “I think we both, at some point, were crushing hard on each other.”


However, David made it clear that in spite of their feelings, he and Jen never pursued anything romantic offscreen.

“It was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship, and we never crossed that boundary,” he said.

A month later, Jen further clarified that she and David couldn’t be together because it was “never the right time.”

“We were in relationships, it was always never the right time, and it wouldn’t have worked,” she said during an interview with Howard Stern.

Now, Jen is reflecting on the subject once more.