Numerous fans of Jen and “Friends” had hoped that her co-star and on-screen romance, David Schwimmer, would become a real-life couple. After watching the actors play two quirky but made-for-each other lovers for so long, it was difficult to think the two couldn’t work in reality.
However, from all outside appearances, it looked like Jen and David were just co-stars and, at best, just friends. Their paths seemed to grow apart after the show ended in 2004, each pursuing relationships and building their careers. Still, some couldn’t help but think that maybe, just maybe, the two could be together someday.
As soon as she was married to Brad Pitt the topic of children was frequently on the magazine covers about when the pair would grow their family. They even went so far as to say it was ultimately the reason for their divorce.
And, in many of her serious relationships after, the public’s questions kept following her. Jen has candidly offered that “some people are just built to...have babies” and that she didn’t know how naturally that comes to her. One thing’s for sure is that Jen won’t let societal standards dictate her life.
Her Relationship Values
Similar to her ex, Justin Theroux, Jen also prefers to get to know someone the old-fashioned way. Part of her relentlessly open mind and heart to finding lasting love does not include dating apps. “Having someone ask you out. That’s the way I would prefer it.” the actress confessed.
After two divorces, she’s not necessarily open to getting married right away. Instead, she’s more about keeping her love life goals simple. She hopes to find “a fantastic partner” with whom she can “live an enjoyable life” and “have fun”. Sounds like she knows what she wants.
David Schwimmer — The Real Long Lost Love?
During the “Friends” reunion, the beloved cast got together to reminisce about their favorite moments from the show, both on and off-screen. To the shock (and delight) of fans, both Jen and David Schwimmer admitted that they had a crush on the other during the show.
They further confessed that they could never pursue it because they were in relationships at the time so they channel their feelings for each other into their characters. With both Jen and David single at the time of the reunion, fans waited with anticipation “will it finally happen?!”
David Schwimmer — Dating?
Just a few months after the reunion, reports surfaced that Jen and David had been spending more time together and were even dating! Had fans' dreams finally come true? According to the tabloids, they reconnected (especially after the reunion) and were visiting each other, having dinner together, and were spotted looking like potentially more than just friends.
However, a rep denied that the two were a couple. But fans can still dream that after getting along so well together for years on the cast of “Friends” maybe life can finally imitate art.