David Schwimmer denies Jennifer Aniston romance speculation following Freinds Reunion

‘The chemistry they’d always had to bury is still there,’ source claimed

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 13 August 2021 12:08 BST
Friends Reunion: Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer reveal they almost had off-screen romance
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David Schwimmer has denied claims he is growing closer to Jennifer Aniston following the Friends Reunion.

According to reports, the actors have been spending more time together at Aniston’s LA home after the special “stirred up feelings” for one another.

The claim comes after both Aniston and Schwimmer, during the Friends cast’s reunion in June, revealed they had an off-screen romantic interest while shooting the hit sitcom in the 1990s.

“After the reunion, it became clear that reminiscing over the past had stirred up feelings for both of them and that chemistry they’d always had to bury was still there,” a source told Closer magazine.

The news excited Friends fans, who were left hoping it teased a possible romance between the pair.

However, Schwimmer’s reps have told Huff Post UK there is “no truth” to the rumours of a romance. The Independent has contacted Schwimmer and Aniston for comment.

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In the reunion, Schwimmer said he had a “major crush” on Aniston, who said it was “reciprocated”.

The Ross actor said that they never got together as “one of us was always in a relationship”, with Aniston, who played Rachel, adding: “We channelled all our adoration and love for one another into Ross and Rachel.”

Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer had an off-screen romantic interest while filming ‘Friends’

The actors said they would “spoon” and “cuddle” in between takes, with their co-stars saying they all “knew” they liked each other.

“They’ve been spending time at Jen’s home, where she’s cooked dinners in the evenings, and have enjoyed quality time together, chatting and laughing,” the source claimed.

The Independent has contacted Aniston’s representatives for comment.

In a recent interview with InStyle, promoting the second season of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, Aniston said that Schwimmer “stopped by” with his daughter after the reunion had completed filming.

She said all of her former co-stars “really did make a commitment” to see each other more, stating: “We were like, ‘That’s the last time we wait that long.’”

In the same interview, Aniston described the “unfortunate” loss she’d experienced of friends whose views towards the vaccine had been swayed by “fear and propaganda”.

Jennifer Aniston will net be seen in the second season of ‘The Morning Show’

Aniston doubled down on her comments, in a follow-up post, following criticism from anti-vaxxers, writing: “I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital or die.

“BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine or whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) – and I therefore I would put their lives at risk.”

The Morning Show, in which Aniston plays TV personality Alex Levy, returns to Apple TV+ on 17 September.

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