The Truth About Courteney Cox And Jennifer Aniston's Friendship

Perhaps one of the best things to come out of NBC's hit show Friends was that Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were not only best friends on-screen but also in real life, too. In the comedy series, Aniston played Rachel Green, who reconnects with Cox's character, Monica Gellar, in New York City. Soon enough, Rachel and Monica — who went to high school together — form a group of friends, which includes Ross Gellar (David Schwimmer), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).

Of course, fans couldn't get enough of Rachel and Monica's shenanigans, which included everything from going on a double date with doctors to prank calling Ross with a fake accent. Also, who could forget about the epic prom flashback? As a result, they became #friendshipgoals. But the cherry on top of it all is that even though it's been more than a decade since Friends ended, Cox and Aniston's unbreakable bond is even stronger. "No matter how hard you might try ... there's only one Jennifer Aniston," Cox captioned a photo of herself dressed like Aniston on Instagram in February 2020. "Happy birthday my dear friend @jenniferaniston! I love you!"

Whether the Hollywood stars are reuniting on a red carpet or on Instagram, they never cease to amaze die-hard Friends fanatics. So, how did Aniston and Cox become so close when the cameras weren't rolling? We dissect their relationship below.

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox reveal why their friendship works

It's no secret that Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox became close on the set of Friends, which ran from 1994 until 2004. So, what makes their friendship work so well all these years later? "We just have fun, we laugh, we're inseparable, and it's great," Cox reportedly told TV Week (via E! News). Luckily, Aniston feels the same way about Cox and couldn't help but gush over her BFF's outstanding personality traits. "There's absolutely no judgment in Court," Aniston told More magazine in 2014 (via E! News). "You'll never feel scolded. She's extremely fair, ridiculously loyal, and fiercely loving."

The two Hollywood stars have experienced many milestones together. For example, Cox — among their other Friends castmates — was at Aniston's wedding to Brad Pitt in 2000, per E! News. In 2015, Cox also attended Aniston's wedding when she tied the knot with Justin Theroux, where she was the "last guest to leave," People reported. It's also worth mentioning that the two frequently vacation together. In June 2019, Aniston, Cox, and some of their famous pals celebrated Cox's 55th birthday on a getaway to Cabo San Lucas, per TMZ.

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox will always be there for each other

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox have both been through their fair share of heartbreak. In 2005, Aniston and her then-husband, Brad Pitt, called it quits after five years of marriage, per Marie Claire magazine. Meanwhile, Cox and David Arquette split in 2010 after 11 years of marriage, per Us Weekly

Luckily, Cox could lean on Aniston, since she could relate to Cox's situation. "It's funny, a lot of really close friends are kind of going through this right now or like Jennifer, [who] has gone through it," she reportedly told TV Week (via E! News) amid her separation from Arquette. "I don't know what's going on in the planets or what, but things are being shaken up, and I don't know what's going to happen, but yeah, Jennifer has been amazing for sure."

Clearly, Cox and Aniston will be there for one another — cue the Friends theme song — during the good and the bad times. "I've slept in [Cox's] guest bedroom a lot," Aniston told More magazine in 2014 (via E! News). "Without giving away too much of my private stuff, all I can say is she's been there for me through thick and thin."

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox watch 'Friends' bloopers together

Normally after a successful television show wraps, the actors have no interest in re-watching it on their own time. But Jennifer Aniston admitted she reminisced with Courteney Cox after they found old clips from the NBC show on the internet. "I love stumbling on a Friends episode," Aniston told former costar Lisa Kudrow for Variety's Actors on Actors issue in June 2020.

"This one time I was with Courteney, and we were trying to find something to reference, an old Friends thing," she continued. "And then we stumbled on — there's bloopers online — and we sat there at the computer like two nerds watching these bloopers laughing at ourselves." Could these two BE any cuter?

The six original cast members were supposed to reunite for a HBO Max special in May 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was pushed back, per Page Six. However, Aniston is looking forward to spending time with her former costars in the future. "I think it's going to be really fun also when we, if we ever get out of quarantine, get to do our reunion show," she told Kudrow. 

Well, there you have it: Aniston and Cox are what Hollywood friendships are made of, and we wouldn't have it any other way.