The iconic Friends alum served as the guest host on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, and one of her guests was none other than the “Rare” singer, who is a Friends superfan.
During her interview with The Morning Show star, Gomez revealed her and her mother’s weekly tradition of watching Friends together and shared the story of the first time she ever met Aniston.
“Rachel was my life!” she said to the audience. “You know what makes me so happy is that I would watch it on Channel 33 at 10:30 every night on Thursday with my mom, and I cried when the whole season was over. But what makes me so happy is now people my age and everyone else is just obsessed, and it just makes me so happy for you and the show because it’s iconic.”
The two stars are good pals now, as Aniston revealed in the interview, but Gomez revealed that Aniston didn’t even notice her when they first met.
“You’ve always been so sweet,” Aniston said. “You really are a genuine fan, and it’s amazing. We’ve known each other for years. You’ve been to my house, we’ve had pizza!”
Bringing up their first meeting, Aniston added, “I was told that you recall us meeting for the first time in a bathroom.”
As Gomez explained, “Nobody knew who I was, and you were in the bathroom wearing a black dress. And I think we were at Vanity Fair, something event and I was there with my mom.”
“Did I say hello?” the 50-year-old star asked. “Did we have a pleasantry?”
“No, you were busy,” Gomez responded.
As Aniston quipped back, “Washing my hands, I hope.”
As Gomez added, “Yeah, you were fine. You were everything that I wanted.”
This interview was everything we wanted.
Of course, they weren’t just there to fangirl over each other. Aniston then congratulated the pop star on Rare debuting at No. 1, then she asked how it all felt.