They delighted Friends fans all over the world in May when they revealed they had been ‘crushing hard’ on one another during filming on the hit show’s early seasons.
And although Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer had sparked speculation they are becoming each other’s ‘lobsters’ in real life, it now seems they really are on a break and not seeing if there’s any romance, years after ‘crushing’ on the hit show.
It had been reported the duo were ‘growing close’ after the recent Friends special ‘stirred up feelings’, 17 years after Ross Geller and Rachel Green’s romantic reunion.
However on Wednesday, a representative for David, 54, told HuffPost UK that reports of a romance with his former co-star, 52, are not true.
On a break! David Schwimmer has denied speculation he and Jennifer Aniston are becoming each other’s ‘lobsters’ in real life, amid reports they are ‘growing close’ again, 17 years after Ross Geller and Rachel Green’s romantic reunion (pictured in May at the Friends reunion)
It was reported by a Closer Magazine that David and Jennifer were ‘spending time together once again’ after the reunion special ‘stirred up feelings’.
A source said: ‘After the reunion, it became clear that reminiscing over the past had stirred up feelings for both of them and that chemistry they’d always had to bury was still there.
‘They began texting immediately after filming and, just last month, David flew from his home in New York to see Jen in LA.’
It was claimed the pair have been spending time at Jennifer’s home, where she has treated David to dinners, with the source adding: ‘They were also spotted drinking wine, deep in conversation, as they walked around one of Jen’s favourite vineyards in Santa Barbara, where it was clear there was lots of chemistry between them.’
However this has now been denied by David’s representative. MailOnline has also contacted representatives for Aniston and Schwimmer for comment.
It’s always been you, Rach: Jennifer, 52, and David, 54, were said to be ‘spending time together once again’ after the reunion special ‘stirred up feelings’, according to Closer Magazine (pictured on the show in 1995)
Amid the reports of the duo potentially becoming an item, thousands of Friends fans shared their excitement over the idea and urged them to get together.
Writing on Twitter, one fan penned: ‘I really hope the rumour about Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer dating is true!!’
While another added: ‘If Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are actually together my whole life will be complete.’
‘I mean, the first season, I had a major crush on Jen. At some point, we were crushing hard on each other,’ David revealed.
I didn’t get a cat! A source said: ‘They began texting immediately after filming and, just last month, David flew from his home in New York to see Jen in LA’ (pictured 1995)
David explained: ‘But it was like two ships passing, because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary.
Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani, jokingly said: ‘Bulls**t.’
Jennifer said that she had a conversation with Ross prior to their character’s first kiss.
‘Honestly, I remember saying one time to David, ‘It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television,’ Jennifer said. ‘
Jennifer noted: ‘Sure enough, first time we kissed was in that coffee shop. So we just channeled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel.’
David and Jennifer also spent time together during breaks from rehearsal, with David recalling that they would ‘cuddle on the couch.’
‘We would spoon and fall asleep on the couch,’ Jennifer said.
Reaction: Thousands of devoted Friends fans shared their excitement over the potential real life romance, with some gushing their ‘lives would be made’ if the rumours were true
Candid: This comes after Jennifer and David confessed that they had crushes on each other when filming began on Friends in 1994 – with the revelation coming during the HBO Max reunion special
During the reunion special, footage of their characters snuggling aired, with David adding: ‘How did not everyone know we were crushing on each other?’
However, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry both said they ‘knew’ about David and Jennifer’s attraction to each other.
In the end, David said it ‘was a situation we couldn’t do anything about,’ with Courteney adding that it was for the best: ‘How great though, ultimately. Because if you had [acted on it] and it didn’t work out, it would have not been as great [on the show].’
The Friends cast had an ‘unspoken rule’ not to date one another.
Although Jennifer, David, Matt, Matthew and Courteney all saw their sitcom alter egos hook up with one another at various times on the show, the group – along with castmate Lisa Kudrow – insisted their chemistry never spilled over into real life because they were determined not to ‘mess with’ the bond they had on screen.
Matthew said: ‘There was a rule, it was really important to the six of us, that we kept a friendship. Hooking up could have caused a strangeness that might mess with things. And we are really good friends to this day.’
When were you under me? David explained: ‘But it was like two ships passing, because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary’ (pictured 1996)
David added: ‘We didn’t want to jeopardize any of the great relationships and friendships we had established. It was kind of an unspoken rule.’
Ross and Rachel’s on-off romance kept viewers hooked for ten seasons, culminating in their iconic reunion in the ‘I got off the plane’ finale scene.
The first season of the show saw Ross harbour unrequited feelings for his school crush Rachel, who was blissfully unaware until the season one finale when Chandler let slip while Ross was in China.
She rushed to meet him at the airport to tell him her feelings but he had found a new girlfriend – Julie – in the space of a week.
Rachel then got drunk and admitted she was ‘over’ Ross in a voicemail, which he heard the next morning.
Friends reunited: The cast was seen together at the Friends reunion in May: Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and David
The pair then shared the most legendary TV kiss of all time in the coffee shop, cementing their place in TV history.
After some false starts, the pair dated before famously ‘going on a break’ – with Ross sleeping with ‘the girl from the copy place’ in the interim.
Following the briefest of reunions, their relationship ended once again in season four with Ross then proposing to Brit Emily Waltham within weeks – before Rachel realised she was still in love with him.
Their fairytale wedding in London was gatecrashed by Rachel, who decided not to tell Ross she loved him after all, but the hapless paleontologist was the master of his own destruction when he said during the vows ‘I Ross, take thee Rachel.’
On-screen soulmates: Ross and Rachel’s on-off romance kept viewers hooked for ten seasons, culminating in their iconic reunion in the ‘I got off the plane’ finale scene (pictured 1996)
What is it with those names? Following the briefest of reunions, their relationship ended once again in season four with Ross then proposing to Brit Emily Waltham within weeks – with Ross memorably saying ‘I Ross, take thee Rachel’ during the vows
Family: The pair had a one-night stand in season seven, with Rachel giving birth to Emma in season eight
Although the pair remained friends and frequently showed their love for one another – as well as drunkenly marrying in Vegas and welcoming daughter Emma after a one-night stand in season eight – their reunion didn’t come until the show’s finale.
Following a one-night stand before Rachel’s move to Paris – Ross rushed to the airport to declare his love for her, but returned home alone after Rachel rebuffed him.
However, Rachel then realised she still loved Ross too, rushing back to his apartment and giving fans the ultimate Roschel reunion.
She got off the plane! Roschel was finally reborn in the show’s finale episode in season 10
They were on a break: The former sitcom stars recently chose some of their favorite moments from the early seasons of Friends – with Ross donning a sweater emblazoned with the pair’s first kiss
In June Howard Stern asked the actress during his SiriusXM show if she and David ever ‘banged.’
The Morning Show star, who had Friends vets Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow by her side while chatting with Stern, shared that they never did. ‘I would proudly say I banged Schwimmer if that happened but no,’ said the beauty.
‘We were in relationships and it was always never the right time and it wouldn’t have worked,’ shared the blonde.
Iconic: The Friends cast had an ‘unspoken rule’ not to date one another
‘The beauty of that was that whatever feelings we had we just literally channeled everything into Ross and Rachel and I think that’s maybe why it resonated the way it did,’ added the We’re The Millers star.
‘But no, we never, on my life [got together]. And Courteney and Lisa would know if it did because they would’ve heard about it. They can vouch for me,’ she said as Cox, 57, added it was ‘true.’
‘Howard’s not going to believe me,’ Aniston then replied. ‘No, I would proudly say I banged Schwimmer if that happened. But no.’
Jennifer also said of David: ‘He was lovely, David was great.’
Her take: Aniston added, ‘Honestly, I remember saying one time to David, “It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television.” Sure enough, first time we kissed was in that coffee shop’
His ex: Schwimmer was married to Zoe Buckman from 2010 until they split in 2017; the share daughter Chloe. Seen in 2016
The former sitcom stars chose some of their favorite moments from the early seasons of Friends for the range – with Ross and Rachel’s first kiss and the moment Ross finds out about Rachel’s crush on him picked by the stars for the attire.
Jennifer also spoke recently about how David had jetted to LA and how she was able to meet his daughter Cleo, 10, for the first time, who he shares with ex-wife Zoe Buckman.
Past:Jennifer was previously married to Brad Pitt from 2000-2005 and Justin Theroux(above in 2016) from 2015-2017