Jennifer Aniston Confirms David Schwimmer Rumour Live On-Air

Jennifer Aniston has confirmed a long-standing David Schwimmer rumour on live television.
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Jennifer Aniston has confirmed a long-standing David Schwimmer rumour on live television.

Aniston, 55, and Schwimmer, 57, starred in Friends as Rachel Green and Ross Geller for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004.

Friends is a beloved sitcom that follows the lives, relationships and humorous escapades of six close-knit friends living in New York City.

They navigate careers, romance and the challenges of adulthood, all while providing endless laughs and heartwarming moments.

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And now, Aniston has made an intriguing revelation which concerns her former co-star.

The Just Go with It actress candidly delved into the dynamics of their on-screen romance during an episode of Live with Kelly and Mark.

Aniston’s onscreen on-off relationship with Schwimmer captivated viewers – and curiosity lingered, did the palpable chemistry between the two extend beyond the confines of the television screen?

The answer, it seems, has finally emerged.

Ross and Rachel kiss in Friends.
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer played an on-and-off relationship in Friends. Credit: NBC

This isn’t the first time the pair have touched upon their off-screen relationship.

During the Friends: The Reunion documentary, Schwimmer candidly confessed to nurturing a ‘major crush’ on Aniston during the show’s inaugural season, a sentiment that Aniston corroborated.

“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, and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that,” Schwimmer revealed.

He added that they’d often ‘cuddle on the couch’ during rehearsal breaks.

Friends: The Reunion (2021).
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer’s relationship was addressed in Friends: The Reunion. Credit: HBO Max

Schwimmer continued: “We would spoon and fall asleep on the couch and I kept thinking, ‘How did not everyone know we were crushing on each other?’ It was a situation that we couldn’t do anything about it.”

During an interview with Howard Stern, Aniston would say: “He was lovely, David was great. But no, we never, on my life [got together]… We were in relationships, and it was always never the right time, and it wouldn’t have worked.”

But now, it looks as though Aniston has finally addressed one rumour…

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In a viral clip that has set social media ablaze, host Kelly Ripa broached the topic and said: “In the early years, you [and Schwimmer] had a crush on each other.”

Aniston swiftly validated the speculation, declaring: “Yes we did.”

The revelation sparked cheers from the audience, underlining the enduring fascination surrounding the show’s central pair.

As the conversation unfolded, Aniston elaborated, emphasising the distinction between their real-life sentiments and the fictional narrative they portrayed.

“We just let it play out on TV,” she said, alluding to how they navigated their character’s relationship.

Ross and Rachel kiss in Friends.
Jennifer Aniston has confirmed her first kiss with David Schwimmer was on-screen. Credit: NBC

The disclosure gathered momentum as Ryan Seacrest, who has temporarily taken the reins from Mark Consuelos as co-host, sought further insight.

Seizing the opportunity, Seacrest probed: “So, was your first kiss a TV kiss?”

Aniston replied: “Yes.”

The conversation took an amusing turn as Ripa inquired whether the experience was peculiar.

Aniston commented “Well, no, it was quite enjoyable, actually,” adding: “Sure enough, the first time we kissed was in that coffee shop, so we just channelled all of our love and adoration for each other into Ross and Rachel.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.