Friends: The Reunion stars drop 'major' Ross and Rachel bombshell

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They had one of the most well-known on-again-off-again relationships of all time on Friends and now Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have admitted they had crushes on each other in real life during the first season of the show.

Speaking on Friends: The Reunion, which premiered on Binge at 5:02pm on May 27th, host James Corden asked the cast a question about whether or not they hooked up in real life while they were filming the iconic show.

Friends reunion cast
Friends: The Reunion revealed some major bombshells from the cast's time on the show. Photo: Binge

Shockingly, Jennifer, who played Rachel Green and David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, made a startling confession.


“Will you allow me to ask what I would consider to be a cheeky question?” James asked the cast members.

“It's impossible not to realise and see that you're all young, hot, good looking successful actors, that it's inconceivable to me that there weren't perhaps off-screen romances.”

Ross and Rachel are one of the most iconic TV couples ever. Photo: Getty Images
Ross and Rachel are one of the most iconic TV couples ever. Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston coughed and looked over towards David Schwimmer, saying: “Well.. I mean, David?”

“The first season, I had a major crush on Jen,” David admitted.

Jennifer agreed that the feelings were mutual, with David continuing: “At some point we were both crushing hard on each other but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship.

“So, and we never crossed that boundary, you know we respected that.”

Matt Le Blanc, who played Joey Tribiani on the show, then coughed and said “bullsh**t!” jokingly.

However, Jennifer and David insisted that nothing happened between them.

Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston
The Friends cast came together for a once-off special. Photo: Binge
Lady Gaga and Lisa Kudrow
Lady Gaga made an appearance to sing Smelly Cat with Lisa Kudrow. Photo: Binge

“I remember saying one time to David, ‘it's gonna be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television’,” Jennifer said.

“Sure enough, first time we kissed was in that coffee shop. So we just channelled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel.”

Fans have waited in anticipation for months for the Friends reunion and it didn't disappoint. 

Along with Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry graced the stage.

At one point, Lisa Kudrow was joined on the coffee shop couch by Lady Gaga, who sang a roaring rendition of Smelly Cat with Phoebe. 

Later, Cara Delevigne, Cindy Crawford and Justin Bieber modelled some of the most iconic fashion looks from the show. 

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