Friends Fans Horrified After Learning ‘Mortifying’ Fact About Courteney Cox And David Schwimmer’s Ages

Friends fans are horrified after discovering a 'mortifying' fact about Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer's ages.
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Friends fans are horrified after discovering a ‘mortifying’ fact about Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer’s ages.

The hit sitcom, which ran between 1994 and 2004, was one of the biggest shows on TV.

Even though it’s now been off our screens for almost 20 years, people are still talking about it and watching it!

And now, fans of Friends have come to a horrifying revelation about Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer’s ages.

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The comedy followed the lives of six young friends, who lived in Manhattan and navigated the trials and tribulations of their late 20s and early 30s.

And because we keep on rewatching the classic show, it seems as though the actors will forever remain around that age, in our eyes.

Friends is one of the most popular sitcoms of all time – despite having started almost thirty years ago! Credit: NBC

Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will always be Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller to us!

But the fact is, time keeps marching on, and now the Friends stars are a far cry from the fresh faces that first burst onto our screens nearly 30 years ago.

Fans of Friends are getting depressed after learning how old the cast are now. Credit: NBC

Aniston – the youngest cast member after the late Matthew Perry – is now 55 years old, LeBlanc is 56 and Kudrow is 60.

And when it comes to Cox and Schwimmer’s age, people have been left feeling depressed!

“Time goes too fast!” one person comments.

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Another fan jokes: “I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life.”

A third adds: “No, no, nooooooooo! Where has the time gone?!”

While another gets more nostalgic, commenting: “We are all getting old, so glad I had my teen/early 20s with this group of friends.”

Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer are around the same age as their onscreen parents. Credit: NBC

It turns out that Cox and Schwimmer are now about the ages their onscreen parents were when the show began!

Elliot Gould is now 85 years old while Christina Pickles is 89, meaning that when Friends began in 1994, they were around 55 and 59 years old.

Cox is actually older than her former on-screen sibling and is now 59 years old.

Schwimmer is now 57 years old, making him older than Gould would have been when he started playing Ross’ dad.

And speaking of the beloved parents of Friends, the pair were recently interviewed about their time on the sitcom, in which they shared they’re ‘extremely grateful for the experience’.

In an interview with E! News, Gould said: “… the opportunity and the success and to be able to work with new, younger people, I mean, who have become iconic on their own right, it’s a wonderful evolutionary aspect to my existence. And I’m extremely grateful for it.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.