Friends Reunion: David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston REVEAL they almost dated; Recreate Ross, Rachel's epic kiss

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David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston admitted that they "never crossed that boundary" of a romantic relationship.
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*SPOILERS ALERT* The one where David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston were almost 'lobsters' in real life! In what was the most shocking moment during Friends: The Reunion, David and Jennifer, who fans loved as the eternal 'will they, won't they' Friends couple Ross Geller and Rachel Green, revealed to the world that the two were "crushing hard on each other" during the early seasons of the legendary sitcom but fate played spoilsport and they eventually fell into the 'the one that got away' cliche.

James Corden, who hosted the special, couldn't help but ask the Friends cast if they'd ever had feelings for each other IRL, an off-screen romance perhaps, to which a flustered Aniston started, "Well, I mean, David..." Taking charge of the conversation was Schwimmer, who confessed, "The first season, we, I had a major crush on Jen. [Jennifer says, "It was reciprocated."] At some point, we were both crushing hard on each other but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship. And we never crossed that boundary. We respected that but we both...," to which Matt LeBlanc chimed in, "Bullshit!," leaving everyone, including the audience burst into laughter.

Jennifer continued, "No! [Matt quips, "I'm kidding."] I just remembered. Honestly, I remember saying one time to David, 'It's going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television.' Sure enough, first time we kissed was in that coffee shop. We just channelled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel."

We're then taken back to Monica Geller's apartment with just the six friends reminiscing about Ross and Rachel's iconic 'first kiss' on Friends Season 2 Ep 7 titled The One Where Ross Finds Out. Friends: The Reunion would have been incomplete without mentioning Ross and Rachel's epic kiss and Rosschel fans were treated kindly as Schwimmer and Aniston recreated the deeply romantic sequence during a table read session. The way the two all consumed into their beloved characters instantly gives you goosebumps as Courteney Cox recalled the famous moment best just before the memorable table read. "That scene in the coffee house, when their first kiss... I watched it the other day and I was weeping. The tension, it was just palpable, it was just perfect. I'm so glad you guys didn't [date] because I don't know what... you'd have just been great actors. But man, that was something," Cox admitted out loud to which Jen quipped, "Yeah, we’re really not just great actors."

We then transition to behind-the-scenes footage of David and Jennifer, from the cast's rehearsal breaks in the early seasons, goofing around and showing off the initial sparks of a pair "crushing hard." Schwimmer pondered, "I thought back on the very first year or two when we have breaks from rehearsal, there were moments where we would cuddle on the couch. [Jennifer adds fondly, "Or we would spoon and fall asleep on the couch."] And I'm thinking, 'How did not everyone know we’re crushing on each other?'" To this, everyone including Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt and Courteney chimed in, "We knew, for sure." David then couldn't help but quip, "Well, great. Now, thanks!," as everyone was left in splits.

More BTS footages of the pair were shared as David admitted, "There was a situation that we couldn’t do anything about it," to which Cox put a positive spin to the past ordeal, explaining, "How great though, ultimately, because if you had [Jennifer says, "Right."] and didn’t work out, it would not have probably been as great."

Towards the ending few moments, we're shown the filming footage of another iconic Ross, Rachel moment - the heartwarming "I got off the plane" reunion - and after it was instructed "Cut," the pair continued to hug, not wanting to let go while capturing the decade of a much-adored couple's journey in that one emotional embrace.

Excuse us while we cry in the corner over this epic yet heartbreaking revelation! Could we be any more hit in the feels?!

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