What the Friends cast have said about Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer’s near relationship amid romance rumours

‘Friends’ stars admitted that they’d had feelings for each other while filming TV sitcom

Isobel Lewis
Wednesday 11 August 2021 13:16
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer reveal they almost had off-screen romance as dating rumours emerge

Friends fans have shared their excitement amid rumours that David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston are dating.

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

Schwimmer’s representatives have denied the claims, however.

Reports of a potential romance first emerged during the long-awaited Friends reunion, which aired in May, in which Schwimmer dropped a bombshell that he’d had a “major crush” on Aniston while shooting the original TV series. Aniston also revealed that his feelings were reciprocated.

The 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.”

The We’re The Millers star also admitted that she thought it was “such a bummer” that the first time the pair kissed was for the TV show and that the pair would cuddle and spoon between scenes.

The other members of the cast of Friends have spoken about the will-they-won’t-they off-screen romance between the pair.

Schwimmer and Aniston with Matthew Perry in 1995, when the pair had feeling for each other

During the special, Schwimmer said that he didn’t know how the rest of the cast and crew hadn’t known something was going on, with Matthew Perry saying: “We knew” and Courtney Cox adding: “For sure.”

Cox described the pair’s feelings for one another as “palpable” and suggested it was a good thing they never had a romance as, if they had broken up, their scenes together “probably wouldn’t have been as great”.

In the run-up to the Friends reunion, the cast of the show took part in an interview with People, during which they claimed that Schwimmer and Aniston were the biggest flirts on set.

Asked if anything more serious happened between them, Courteney Cox said that there was a real crush “in the beginning”, while both Aniston and Schwimmer asked for the next question.

However, during an interview with Howard Stern, Cox and Lisa Kudrow corroborated Aniston’s claim that she never “banged” her co-star.

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