Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, the actresses who portrayed Rachel and Monica on the hit sitcom Friends, continue to exemplify friendship goals nearly 30 years after the show first aired. As the 20th anniversary of the Friends finale approaches, the bond between the six main cast members remains as strong as ever, particularly between Aniston and Cox. In a heartwarming gesture, Aniston recently celebrated Cox’s birthday by sharing nostalgic throwback photos of their enduring friendship.
While the romantic relationships on Friends often take centre stage in discussions, it’s time to acknowledge the unwavering support and camaraderie between Monica and Rachel. Through countless first dates, breakups, weddings, and pregnancies, these roommates were there for each other from the beginning to the end of the series. Aniston’s Instagram post honouring their off-screen friendship stirred up emotions, reminding fans of the incredible bond shared by the Friends besties.
On the morning of Cox’s 59th birthday, Aniston treated fans to a collection of photos featuring the two actresses throughout the years. Alongside the pictures, she expressed her admiration for Cox as an “incredible” person with the “biggest heart” and praised her as the epitome of generosity. The images capture the joy and laughter they shared on and off the Friends set, from stolen kisses to playful moments during their scenes on the iconic sitcom.
Aniston and Cox have been friends since 1994 when Friends first debuted during the fall season. They spent nearly every day together on set until the show’s finale in 2004, and their bond has endured since then. Aniston recently affirmed that the Friends cast remains in touch and considers themselves a forever family. Just last month, she took to social media, celebrating her friendship with Cox alongside other famous gal pals like Lisa Kudrow and Reese Witherspoon, stating, “thank god for girlfriends.”
During the filming of Friends, Aniston and Cox would have lunch together every day, a ritual that undoubtedly solidified their lifelong connection. Over the course of nearly three decades, the two friends have embarked on vacations together, exploring destinations such as Cabo and Tahiti, often accompanied by their co-star Lisa Kudrow. They have also supported each other through personal milestones, including weddings and divorces. Aniston even holds the title of godmother to Cox’s daughter, Coco.
In 2021, the entire Friends cast came together for a highly anticipated reunion, which can be enjoyed by fans with a subscription to Max, alongside all ten seasons of the beloved show. Both Aniston and Cox continue to thrive in their respective acting careers, with Cox recently appearing in Scream VI and Aniston set to return for Season 3 of The Morning Show. While fans eagerly await the possibility of seeing these two friends reunite onscreen, it is undeniable that their friendship has stood the test of time, solidifying their status as true friends for three decades and counting.