One of the biggest surprises fans received from the “Friends” HBO Max reunion this past May was learning that David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston — who played on-off (and ultimately on) couple Ross and Rachel — had secret crushes on each other in the show’s early days.
The pair’s confession on the friends reunion seemed to get everybody talking (including Schwimmer’s ex-girlfriend Natalie Imbruglia), and even inspired rumors that Schwimmer and Aniston, who both split with their spouses in 2018, were now dating in real life.
The rumors intensified days after the reunion aired when Schwimmer posted a sweet photo of him and Aniston embracing behind the scenes on the special.
But as much as some “Friends” are hoping that Schwimmer and Aniston are each other’s lobsters in real life, Aniston says the rumors about the duo dating are, well, weird.
“That was bizarre. I could not believe that, actually. Like, really? That’s my brother,” Aniston star told “Entertainment Tonight” during a joint interview with her “Morning Show” co-star Reese Witherspoon.
“But I understand it, though,” added Aniston. “It just shows you how hopeful people are for fantasies, for dreams to come true.”