While it sounds like they aren’t each other’s real-life lobsters, the confirmation that they were indeed into each other was a big enough bombshell for 2021. “The first season,” Schwimmer said during the reunion, “I had a major crush on Jen.”
Aniston added, “It was reciprocated.”
So why didn’t they just date? “At some point we were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing,” the actor recalled, “because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary.”
Aniston and Brad Pitt divorced in 2005, the year after the Friends finale aired. After less than three years of marriage, she and Justin Theroux announced their separation in 2018. As for Schwimmer, he and ex-wife Zoë Buckman parted ways in 2017.