“Great, thanks,” David told his castmates. “It was a situation that we couldn’t—we couldn’t do anything about it,” he said, perhaps referring to the stars’ off-screen love lives.
Jen was reportedly dating Daniel McDonald until 1994, then Tate Donovan (who later appeared on Friends) from about 1995 to 1998. Of course, the Emmy winner went on to marry yet another Friends guest actor, Brat Pitt, from 2000 to 2005, followed by a two-year marriage to Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017.
David, on the other hand, tied the knot with artist Zoe Buckman in 2010, though they split in 2017. While filming Friends, he was reportedly linked to singer Natalie Imbruglia from 1996 to 1997.
Courteney seems to think it worked out for the best that Ross and Rachel’s romance remained on-screen, for the most part. “How great though, ultimately,” she mused, “’cause if you had and it didn’t work out, it would have not probably been as great.”
The Friends reunion special dropped on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27.