Are Jennifer Aniston & David Schwimmer quietly dating post-Friends reunion?

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Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer never dated when they worked together on Friends. In interviews with the group of actors, it always seemed like Aniston was actually a lot closer to Matt LeBlanc, and it was also clear that all three women cared for Matthew Perry as sort of a “little brother” figure. Schwimmer was the more organized and political person off-camera. He convinced the other Friends actors to negotiate their contracts together so they would all get paid the same and have the same bonus structure. He was the one arguing for more diversity on the show. But yes, everybody did get along and during the recent reunion, David and Jennifer “confessed” to having crushes on each other back in the day. So now the Daily Mirror claims that David and Jennifer – Ross and Rachel – are seeing each other now?

In news that will delight Friends fans across the globe, it appears that Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer could be heading for a Ross and Rachel style happy ending together. It has been reported that the two former co-stars have grown close again following the show 25th anniversary special earlier this year, with insiders claiming the pair have been spending time together at Jennifer’s LA home.

Speaking to Closer magazine, 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.”

“I had a major crush on Jen,” David confessed during the HBO special in May, with Jennifer replying “It was reciprocated.” The The People v. O. J. Simpson actor continued, adding: “We were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing. One of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary.”

However, it seems that almost three decades on from first meeting, the on-screen couple may be seeing life intimating art as the pair, both currently single, have been enjoying “quality time” together. The source continued: “They’ve been spending time at Jen’s home, where she’s cooked dinners in the evenings, and have enjoyed quality time together, chatting and laughing. 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.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

In retrospect, Schwimmer deserves more credit for being pretty cool, aware and woke before that was a thing. I don’t really see him having much in common with Aniston these days, but who knows. Like Bennifer, there is that familiarity – not romantic familiarity, but they were close colleagues and friends for a decade. In that way, I could sort of see it. Actually, this is less Bennifer and more like when Melrose Place alums Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner got together in middle age.

PS… Schwimmer’s divorce to Zoe Buckman came through in 2017, the same year Aniston and Justin Theroux were fake-divorced.

Update: Schwimmer’s rep just said there’s no truth to this.

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Jennifer Aniston at the Apple TV's The Morning Show World Premiere at David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York city.

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  1. Darla says:

    Deuxmoi says no, and that they have it on “very good authority”. How accurate is that account? I don’t know. As Gen X I would love this of course, but it almost seems made up as clickbait by outlets trying to capitalize on Bennifer, like hoping to start a trend or something.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      dang, I hope whatever’s going on it doesn’t end like Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear. That was sad.

  2. Bettyrose says:

    They can double date with Jackie and Kelso. #the90are4eva

  3. Loretta says:

    This sounds BS to me

  4. Chaine says:

    Sounds totally made up. Plus, she goes for relatively good looking guys, and Schwimmer at this point looks like an aging Cabbage Patch doll.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    The Sussexes move to California has made me realise that the British tabloids know absolutely nothing about Hollywood, have no contacts in LA and all they do is pay paparazzi to stalk British celebrities in LA. So any report by the Daily Mirror and its counterparts is false as confirmed by Schwimmer’s rep.

  6. Merricat says:

    I thought Lisa Kudrow was the one who persuaded the cast to act as one in contract negotiations.
    This would be a “road not taken” romance, and I don’t actually believe it. I mean, anything could happen, but there’s no actual smoke, so probably no fire.

    • Noki says:

      I remember pretty clearly it was David,after the first season sky rocketed the show he was supposedly a fan favourite and the producers approached only him for a mega bucks deal and he told the rest he wanted everyone on a level playing field. I specifically remember Matthew Perry joking on Oprah that he thought David was an idiot for this.

  7. milliemollie says:

    Since her divorce from Pitt, the rumor she’s dating Schwimmer comes up every other year.

  8. Susan says:

    I feel like Jen likes and needs the “fun guy,” and maybe this is my bias talking but he seems like the LEAST FUN GUY EVER.

  9. DuchessL says:

    I was hoping it was true. People you know since a long time, before you were this rich celebrity persona would be the best person for both of them. There is already trust, and trust in a relationship, is what you absolutely need to start with

  10. Lively says:

    I think Jen Pr works hard

  11. Linabear says:

    I thought they hated each other during filming?

  12. Lucy2 says:

    After seeing them both admit to crushing on each other at the start of the show, I was kind of hoping this was true! But knew it probably wasn’t.

  13. TeamMeg says:

    What is that white circle showing through her dress in the third pic down, like a bullseye on her left boob? Is it a “nipple patch” for going braless? I mean, I never heard of a nipple patch, but it really looks like it might be something like that!

    • Ann says:

      I think nipple patches are a thing. I don’t/can’t use them, but they are a thing!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yes, as noted, they are a thing. considering the lewd comments and stares that inadvertently erect nipples elicit from creepy men (and sometimes shaming from other women), I don’t blame any woman for using them. even though they SHOULD. NOT. HAVE. TO.

      simple fabric friction sends mine into high alert and I HATE it.

  14. VitaBANitaLANita says:

    I don’t think “woke” people want credit for being woke nor should they have it. Being a decent human being is a bare minimum requirement for all of us it should be, at least. No one should get cookies for doing the right thing or having common sense.

    David seems like someone who had common sense and applied it.

  15. Lena says:

    It’s too bad this isn’t true. It makes more sense to me to get together with an old friend and colleague of many years that you secretly crushed on than to replay an old relationship that didn’t work out the first time like Jenjamin. I didn’t know about heather Locklear and Jack Wagner. I don’t know why someone above said that was sad? I know she is an alcoholic.

  16. Kate says:

    Oh god, please, can I have this? I need this, I don’t know why but I really, really do. I can see them being each other’s end game

  17. Twin falls says:

    David Schwimmer seems like a nice guy.

    She wished Justin Theroux a happy birthday and the pics she chose of him…. For my own happiness, I hope they are friends with benefits when it suits them.

  18. forgotuser12 says:

    Plant and deny, nothing to see here.

  19. Sunnyjyl says:

    Nope, not happening.

  20. Ad says:

    Anything for attention, Pr job

  21. jferber says:

    Wait, I thought he married or was dating a much younger woman? Just responding to the title of the article. Yes, her picker is defective, for sure. Don’t even know how to fix that. Maybe get a really good group of girl friends with a lot of experience and successful relationships. Her next choice should be a group vote by her girls. I’m not kidding.

  22. Nikkitabby says:

    I thought she seemed visibly annoyed with him during the Friends reunion at a couple of points on the couch. Not aggressively so, but eye rolling and obviously used to how seriously he takes himself. I’m sure he is a decent person, but like a lot of actors, very self important and it can be a little much. I agree with another poster, he is not “fun” enough for her taste, likely. Doesn’t mean they wouldn’t bang it out to check a box on the bucket list. :)

  23. jferber says:

    By the way, I like her a lot more now that she stood up for vaccinations.