The one where fans had no concept their preferred Friends couple in fact had sensations for each other.
During the renowned NBC series’ HBO Max reunion unique, Aniston and Schwimmer confessed they nursed crushes on each other throughout the very first season.
As Schwimmer described, “Yeah, the first season we—I had a major crush on Jen.” Aniston countered, “It was reciprocated.”
So why didn’t Ross and Rachel’s real-life equivalents ever formally get together?
“At some point, we were both crushing hard on each other,” Schwimmer described, “but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship, and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that. But we both—”
Matt LeBlanc then cut off, stating, “Bulls–t. I’m kidding,” going on to recommend that the co-stars possibly did reveal a little PDA on set.
“Honestly, I remember saying one time to David, ‘It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television,'” Aniston admitted. “And sure enough, the first time we kissed was in that coffee shop.”
But the co-stars did benefit from their time on-set together, with Schwimmer stating, “I thought back on the very first year or two, you know, when we had breaks from rehearsal, like, there were moments where we would cuddle on the couch.” Aniston included, “Or we would spoon and fall asleep on the couch.”
Finally, Schwimmer confessed, “I’m thinking, how did not everyone know we were crushing on each other?”