New Proof That Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Are Still Best ‘Friends’

Because Monica Geller and Rachel Green were so close on Friends, we’d all like to think that Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are still best friends in real life. Fortunately, life imitates art in this case. The the two actresses are still close, nearly 15 years after Friends ended in 2004.

They’ve served as maids of honor at each other’s weddings. They helped each other through breakups and divorces. Plus, they’ve become godmothers to each other’s daughters. They’ve also traveled together. The two have celebrated birthdays together. And they’ve supported each other throughout their careers.

Want more proof that the Friends co-stars are best friends in real life? We got even more proof that Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox still hang out on a recent milestone for the Friends cast.

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox celebrated this milestone together

Courteney Cox (L) and Jennifer Aniston speak onstage during the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston speak onstage during the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney. | Kevin Winter/ Getty Images for Turner

The latest proof that the two Friends stars are still best friends came on the 24th anniversary of the Friends premiere. The two actresses went to dinner together to celebrate the milestone. Metro reports that Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were spotted leaving the Giorgio Baldi restaurant with big smiles on their faces. “It appeared they were trying to remain low key, as they headed out of the back of the venue,” the publication reported.

Aniston isn’t the only Friends co-star whom Cox has recently joined for dinner. InStyle reports that “Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow (Friends’ Monica and Phoebe, respectively) had one of their semi-regular dinner dates in Beverly Hills” earlier the same week. And in March, Cox revealed that she, Kudrow, and Aniston share a group text thread, too. What Friends fan wouldn’t love to sneak a peek at that iMessage thread?

Aniston and Cox have talked about a Friends reunion

Following Aniston and Cox’s appearance together, fans took to social media to say that they wished the actresses would get the Friends crew together for a reunion. Today reports, though, that “a gathering to re-enact Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, and Joey is not so much on the schedule.” The publication explains, “when asked about a reunion this past January, David Schwimmer said, ‘I doubt it.'”

Another cast member has opposed to the idea of a reunion, too. Matthew Perry recently revealed that he has nightmares about the prospect. “I have this recurring nightmare — I’m not kidding about this. When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again, and nobody cares,” the actor explained. So Chandler is out.

But as she told InStyle, Aniston has an idea that could get Friends back together. Even if the show’s male leads aren’t interested. “Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it.”

Aniston added, “So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. If we give it some time, Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture.”

Courteney Cox referred to Jennifer Aniston as ‘the greatest BFF’

Courteney Cox (L) and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston attend the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney. | Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images for Turner

People, chronicling the long relationship between Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during and after Friends, noted that the actresses have referred to each other as best friends on at least one occasion. “She’s the greatest BFF,” Cox said of Aniston in a 2015 interview. And Aniston said of Cox in 2014, “I’ve slept in her guest bedroom a lot. Without giving away too much of my private stuff, all I can say is she’s been there for me through thick and thin.”

E! News reports that Cox also said of Aniston, “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable, and it’s great.” The publication adds, “Surely the two ladies, who once upon a time auditioned for each other’s iconic roles and who’ve since celebrated good times and consoled each other through the tough times, felt the weird weight of the world’s expectations that they be besties early on.”

But they navigated that pressure and became close friends in spite of it. Two decades later, Aniston and Cox are still in each other’s lives and still have each other’s backs — just like Rachel and Monica would have wanted.

Read more: Here’s What the ‘Friends’ Apartment Would Be Worth in New York Today

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