The real-life partners of the actors in Friends have been revealed. “We were on a break!” the characters argue in the hit TV show. They’re not broke, and their jobs aren’t a joke… but are their love lives? Their off-screen relationships are just as public, some more successful and lasting than others.
Jennifer Aniston’s love life remains a hot topic.
Off-screen, Jennifer Aniston’s spoiled but spirited Rachel Green has had the most publicized love life. During their breakup, Aniston dated Tate Donovan, who played Rachel’s boyfriend Joshua on six Friends episodes. Filming the episodes was “harrowing and tough,” Donovan told Us Weekly.
David Schwimmer’s love life has shifted.
David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, appears to be single in 2020. His most recent relationship was with Zoe Buckman, a British artist and photographer he met in 2007 while directing Run in London. Buckman, 19 years younger than Schwimmer, moved to LA soon after. According to EW, Schwimmer and Buckman were engaged in March 2010 and married that same year. In 2011, they welcomed a daughter named Cleo. After seven years of marriage, they announced their divorce to Us Weekly.
Courteney Cox loves long-term relationships.
However, Courteney Cox’s love life has been a little more complicated. Cox, who played Monica Geller, is currently dating Snow Patrol’s, Johnny McDaid. The pair started dating in 2013, and by the following summer, Cox was tweeting about their engagement. A year later, HollywoodLife reported they broke off their engagement but remained a couple. From 1989 to 1995, Cox dated actor Michael Keaton.
Matthew Perry has dated A-listers and non-stars.
For the Friends cast, the creators took Matthew Perry to lunch. “I said two things,” Perry said on Dateline in 2004. “I’m not a bad guy. But I’m a wuss. And have major… relationship issues.”
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Matt LeBlanc is almost as much a ladies’ man as Joey Tribbiani. Few rumors linking LeBlanc to women, such as actress Kate Hudson, have been confirmed. He got married with Melissa McKnight (m 2003 – 2006) and they called of marriage in 2006.
Lisa Kudrow’s love life has been a breeze.
Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow, is the oddball of the Friends. But in real life, Kudrow has had the easiest love life of the cast. In the 1980s, she studied improv with Conan O’Brien. They dated for a while, but Kudrow told the Daily News they decided they were better as friends. She later thanked O’Brien for encouraging her to keep going despite rejection.
Maggie Wheeler is happily married!
Maggie Wheeler’s on-off relationship with Chandler’s obnoxious girlfriend Janice is on. She is 30 years married to sculptor Daniel Borden Wheeler. They married in 1990, four years before Friends aired, at Los Olivos’ Mattei’s Tavern.
Paul Rudd’s love is timeless, too.
Paul Rudd became a household name as Phoebe’s third husband, Mike Hannigan, on Friends. Rudd has been married to Julie Yaeger since 2003. “I don’t think I’ll sell many tabloids,” he told ELLE in 2011. “We’ve been married for 16 years.”
Jane Sibbett, too, is a divorcee.
Jane Sibbett divorced after playing Carol, Ross’s ex-wife, leaving him for Susan Bunch. After 24 years of marriage, they split in January 2016. Sibbett previously portrayed Heddy Newman on the Fox comedy Herman’s Head. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, she married the show’s writer-producer Karl Fink in 1992. Ruby was born the same year. Fink and Sibbett have lived all over Los Angeles, including at “Trust Ranch” in Topanga. 4 fireplaces, a vegetable garden, and a 6 horse barn. Sibbett started dating fellow actor Eric Lutes, but there’s been no update.
Cole Sprouse is dating other TV stars.
Cole Sprouse has grown up since playing Ross’ young son Ben. Sprouse had a massive crush on one of his older co-stars when he was eight to twelve. “I think I fell in love with Jennifer Aniston, like the rest of the world,” Sprouse told Today. “He remember a cameraman saying, ‘Little boy’s got a crush…’ I remember turning red.” He became a Disney star with The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. Victoria Justice and Alyson Stoner were among his early 2000s Disney and Nickelodeon stars.
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