During its 10-year run from 1994 to 2004, “Friends” received several honors, plaudits, and fans as one of the most popular television sitcoms of all time. On paper, the show appears to be very average.
Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Monica Geller (Courtney Cox), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) are a group of six friends that enjoy life as young adults in New York City. The ensemble cast is followed as they romance, move in together, and advance their professions in Manhattan.
“Friends” is not only the highest-rated television program of all time, but it also had one of the most-watched television episodes in history, with 52.5 million viewers tuning in for the series finale. To put it mildly, this suggests that the NBC program has a sizable fan base that are looking forward to the cast reunion in 2020.
Stars such as Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon, Maggie Wheeler, and Thomas Lennon made guest appearances on the show, and will also appear in the HBO reunion special.
Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Courtney Cox conducted an online interview on Access Online just before the reunion special aired, recalling their favorite celebs that participated on the show, and one very particular name came up.
When Brad Pitt appeared as a guest star on the show, Aniston had the opportunity to talk about her ex-boyfriend and what it was like working with him. The actress has also addressed claims that she is unable to bear children, denying that this is the reason her previous relationships have failed. Continue reading to hear more about Aniston’s perspective on parenthood.
Aniston, Cox, and Kudrow talked about some of their favorite famous guests on “Friends” in an interview with Access Online. Tom Selleck, who portrayed Monica’s love interest, Richard, Ben Stiller, who appeared in season 3 as Rachel’s date “Tommy,” Resse Witherspoon, who played Rachel’s sister, and Paul Rudd, who played Phoebe’s boyfriend-turned-husband, Mike, were among their favorites.
Pitt and Aniston got married in 2001, and their romance was one of the most widely publicized. Pitt’s sexual relationships, in particular, have been the subject of gossip columns and tabloids for over a decade. His first marriage to Aniston was followed by the media for a period, as is the case with any prominent celebrity partnerships.
The public separation of this marriage, as well as suspicions of adultery with his co-star Angelina Jolie, sparked intense public interest in all parties involved. Arguments erupted for a while over those who identified as #TeamAniston or #TeamJolie, according to CNN.
Pitt eventually left Aniston for Jolie, and the supercouple, dubbed “Brangelina” by the press, became a media sensation in their own right for their marriage and burgeoning brood. Jolie and Pitt were married in 2014 after being together since 2005, but separated in 2017 and went their own wa
Both Pitt and Aniston have stated that their breakup was not how the media depicted it, but the drama stories have taken on a life of their own over the years. Since Pitt’s divorce in 2017, Marie Claire stated that the two were back on speaking terms and had restored their relationship. The friendship appears to be going well, and neither party appears to have any lingering negative sentiments from their divorce.
According to one myth, Aniston and Pitt separated because she didn’t want children. “I’ve never in my life declared I didn’t want to have children,” she said to Vanity Fair in 2006. I did, I’m doing, and I’m going to!”
In an interview with InStyle in 2018, Aniston addressed similar accusations once more. According to the celebrity,
“Jen can’t keep a boyfriend,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a kid because she’s selfish and focused on her profession,’ are two common myths.’ Or the fact that I’m depressed and devastated. First and foremost, with due respect, I am not heartbroken. Second, such are unfounded assumptions. Behind closed doors, no one knows what’s going on. No one thinks about how delicate it is for my boyfriend and myself. They have no idea how I’ve been treated medically or emotionally.”
“There is a push on women to be moms, and if they aren’t, they’re labeled broken goods,” the actress continued. “Perhaps my mission on this planet isn’t to reproduce. Maybe I’m intended to be doing something else.”