Move over, Brad Pitt. Here are 20 surprising people the cast of Friends has dated.
JEN WANTED DAVID SCHWIMMER TO BE HER BABY DADDY
In 2009, Jen reportedly wanted David Schwimmer to “give her a baby.” Jen had apparently picked David as her “top candidate.”
JENNIFER ANISTON DATED PAUL RUDD
“Is it weird to kiss on-screen?” GQ asked them. “We’ve made out for decades,” Paul replied. To be fair, Paul is quite the joker. When Elle asked him what his best feature is in 2015, he replied: “My wife.”
MATT LEBLANC’S GIRLFRIEND Aurora Mulligan
With a 17-year age gap, the Irish Aurora and former Friends star seem to make for a happy couple, but fans are speculating whether Aurora is too young for Matt. “They were very tactile. Matt keeps referring to her as his honey,” a source told The Sun. At 33 years old, Matt LeBlanc’s current girlfriend is 17 years younger than him.
ADAM DURITZ-THE ROCKER WHO DATED BOTH JEN AND COURTENEY
It’s the biggest “unspoken rule” ever. You don’t date a girl, then date her best friend. Adam Duritz dated Jennifer Aniston, then dumped her for Courteney Cox. “No one can find me on Tinder,” he said in 2018.
THE REASON JEN DIDN’T INVITE MATTHEW TO HER WEDDING
According to The Daily Mail, Matthew was invited to Brad and Jen’s $1 million zen-themed wedding in 2000, but something was driving a wedge between these two. Probably the fact that Jen and Matthew “briefly dated,” according to People. After the show, it all got a bit awkward when In Touch Weekly reported that things got really dicey between the cast members when lines started getting crossed.
LISA KUDROW DATED CONAN O’BRIEN
Lisa said that there was an instant attraction and that Conan “really encouraged” her career. “He was really smart, really funny, and he thought I was funny,” Lisa said. Despite both being the same age and in showbiz, Lisa revealed in 2011 that they were “better as friends.”
MATTHEW PERRY TECHNICALLY DATED “THE CHICK”
“That’s Yasmine Bleeth,” Chandler said to the pet chick while they watched Baywatch. “She’s a completely different kind of chick. I love you both. In very different ways.” Matthew Perry actually dated the model Yasmine.
MATTHEW DATED JULIA ROBERTS ON- AND OFF-SCREEN
Julia and Matthew actually dated, according to The Daily Mail. Julia has also famously dated Daniel Day-Lewis, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Gere, and Liam Neeson. Plus, Chandler, on and off-screen.
MATT LEBLANC “PULLED A JOEY” WITH A SOAP ACTRESS
When Matt was filming Episodes in London, a UK soap actress came out saying that Matt had told her it was “on-off.” Holly Magrath said that she had been “dumped by text,” with Matt saying, “I can’t see you anymore. Too much drama.” Maybe too many years playing Joey made him become a player.
COURTENEY COX AND JIM CARREY HAD A SPARK
Presumably, if anyone had interviewed Jim about his rumored relationship with Court, he would have played dumb. Of course, there was a Friends crossover in 2003, when Jim starred alongside Jen Aniston in Bruce Almighty.
JON STEWART TOOK JEN TO AN “AWKWARD” DINNER
“I asked you out,” Jon said. “And I remember thinking she’s so excited to be on a date with me.” Jen fired back with, “If I remember correctly, wasn’t it sort of a group of us are going out, do you want to join?”
GIOVANNI RIBISI MARRIED A SUPERMODEL
While Frank Jr. made an interesting relationship choice with a woman almost twice his age on Friends, the real-life Giovanni is far more “Hollywood.” The Avatar and Saving Private Ryan actor was married to Mariah O’Brien way back in the day, but they divorced in 2001.
THERE WERE COX AND PERRY RUMORS
” A source told the outlet that “they’ve leaned on each other before – during [Courteney’s] infertility struggles and [Matthew’s] personal battles.” The Star reported that “there isn’t any pressure to put a label on it just yet, but they’re excited to see where this might go.” Fans were disappointed to see zero evidence of this ever come to light. Still, they’ll always have the on-screen version to fall back on.
JEN ACTUALLY DATED HER FRIENDS CO-STAR
“Working with Jennifer Aniston was awful,” Tate said in an interview with HuffPostLive. “Jen and I were breaking up,” he continued. Saying that the producers throwing “six episodes” at him was really painful, Tate concluded: “It was bad.” Jen even thought that Tate filming more episodes was an April Fool’s joke. Ouch.
JUST HOW MANY FRIENDS STARS DID MINNIE DRIVER DATE?
When Chandler “crossed the line” with Kathy, Joey was super hurt. In real life though, Matt LeBlanc did something similar. David Schwimmer and Minnie Driver were “the line.”
MATTHEW PERRY DATED HEATHER GRAHAM
While the report pointed out that Heather has guest-starred on two of Matthew’s shows, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip and Go On, Heather just never showed up on cast lists. Was she swiftly replaced by someone else? “On good terms” is how these two are reported as being, but why wasn’t Heather cast?
DID MATTHEW BREAK RENEE ZELLWEGER’S HEART?
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Matthew Perry is Chandler’s literal opposite. Renee Zellweger is just one more lady proving it. The Bridget Jones’s Diary actress dated Matthew Perry between her many high-profile relationships.
“JANICE” DATED DAVID DUCHOVNY
TV’s most annoying character ever, Janice, was played by Maggie Wheeler. A million miles from the sniveling and clingy Janice, Maggie has actually dated the X-Files actor, David Duchovny.
JENNIFER ANISTON HAD A “DAY OFF” WITH FERRIS BUELLER
“A torrid romance” is what Jen and her Ferris Bueller co-star, Charlie Schlatter were said to have. Creepily, Jen played his sister in the TV series.
MATT LEBLANC DATED KATE HUDSON
Matt dated a young Kate Hudson. Although it’s not like the paparazzi had much in the way of sophisticated cameras back then, the couple was spotted in bars. You could say that Kate was literally “almost famous” in the late 90s, since her hit movie, Almost Famous came out in 2000. As to why Kate and Matt didn’t last, no one will ever know.