How Many Times Did Ross Get Married on ‘Friends’ and Who Was He Married To?

The cast of Friends loved a good punch line — especially if it had to do with Ross’ many marriages. And, although it might seem like he got married every season, that’s far from the truth. How many times did Ross get married on Friends? Keep reading to find out.

Ross Geller

Ross Geller’s friends loved poking fun at how many times he got married. | Netflix

How many times did Ross get married on ‘Friends’

It’s no secret that Ross Geller loved marriage — after all, his friends joked about it for nearly ten seasons. But, how many times did Ross get married on Friends? Compared to all the jokes, Ross didn’t say “I do” as many times as you’d think (though he was always looking for his next wife). Ross was married three times on Friends and one wasn’t even on the show.

Find out who Ross was married to, ahead.

Carol Willick

Carol was Ross’ first wife and mother of his son, Ben. However, they were married prior to the start of the series, so it wasn’t technically on the show.

In the pilot episode, Carol moves out of their shared New York City apartment after coming out as a lesbian. While married to Ross, she had met a woman named Susan Bunch at the gym and fell in love. Carol decides to leave Ross for Susan, but then finds out she is pregnant. The three agree to parent together and, although Ross is not fond of Susan, they have a pretty healthy relationship throughout the series. Ross even walked Carol down the aisle when she and Susan married.

Emily Waltham

In season four, Ross meets Emily, a British woman Rachel sets him up with. Despite a rocky first impression, Ross and Emily hit it off and ended up spending a weekend in Vermont together after their first date. After that, their relationship continued to progress quickly (and spontaneously). Because he didn’t want a long distance relationship, Ross asked Emily to move in with him — which quickly turned into a marriage proposal.

The two planned a wedding in London, and everyone (including Rachel) was invited. At first, Rachel decided to stay back with Phoebe (who was too close to her due date to travel abroad), but then realized she loved Ross and needed to tell him. So, she booked a plane ticket to London and arrived on their wedding day. During their vows, Ross accidentally said “Rachel” instead of “Emily,” and it didn’t end well.

Rachel Green

Fans (and Phoebe) all know that Ross is Rachel’s lobster. However, we didn’t get the wedding (or marriage) we thought we would. After getting drunk in Vegas together, Ross and Rachel decide to run away to a chapel and get married. In the morning, the two have no recollection of what happened but then are reminded of their actions at breakfast.

Ross agrees to file an annulment but then doesn’t go through with it. The two remained married for quite some time (though Rachel had no idea) before getting divorced.

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