Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez are now close friends who hang out frequently. However, before the ex-Disney Channel star got to know Aniston personally, Gomez’s admiration for the actress began while religiously watching Friends. On Friday, Gomez and Aniston sat down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss their friendship. The two celebrities even revealed that they first met in a bathroom, of all places, according to People.
At the beginning of the interview, Gomez gushed to Aniston about how much she loves Friends, saying that she and her mother never missed an episode. Gomez remarked that she is still a huge fan of the show, pointing out how Friends never seems to decrease in popularity even after all these years.
“Now people my age and everyone else are just as obsessed and it just makes me so happy for you and for the show because it’s iconic,” said Gomez.
Aniston appreciated Gomez’s undying support of her and the hit ’90s show.
“Selena, you’ve always been so sweet. You really are a genuine fan and it’s amazing,” said Aniston, who appeared to beam with pride.
Gomez then reminded Aniston of their bizarre first meeting in a bathroom at the Women In Film Crystal and Lucy Awards, which the older actress said she only vaguely remembers. At the time of their first encounter, Gomez explained that she was not as famous yet. However, the young singer recalled that Aniston was still perfectly kind to her.
“You were in the bathroom wearing a black dress. I walked into the bathroom and I saw you and you were just so nice. You just walked out of the bathroom, you were going back, and my heart stopped and I freaked out and I ran to my mom and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I just saw Jennifer Aniston.'”
Aniston said that she was worried about how she had acted, saying that she was unsure of whether or not she had been polite during their initial encounter. Gomez quickly assured Aniston that the iconic Friends star had been everything she had hoped she would be.
Gomez went on to say that she has continued to look at Aniston as a role model, especially as she got older and their friendship developed. The two women shared that they have even enjoyed pizza together while at Aniston’s house.
The final episode of Friends aired in May 2004 after ten successful seasons. Although it is unlikely that a reboot will be coming anytime soon, the cast remains close friends. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Aniston has teased a possible project in the future that would include all six main cast members.