KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Aniston found the rumors that she was dating David Schwimmer odd
  • The "Friends" alum said the rumors show how "hopeful" people are for "dreams to come true"
  • Aniston also said that it's "very exciting" that "Friends: The Reunion" picked up four Emmy nominations

Jennifer Aniston has once again confirmed that she is not dating "Friends" co-star David Schwimmer.

Rumors that Aniston, 52, and Schwimmer, 54, were dating surfaced shortly after they reunited for the HBO Max "Friends" reunion special in May. However, the actress just laughed off the romance speculations.

"That was bizarre. I could not believe that, actually. Like, really? That's my brother," Aniston told Entertainment Tonight during a joint interview with her "Morning Show" co-star, Reese Witherspoon.

"But I understand it, though," Aniston added. "It just shows you how hopeful people are for fantasies, for dreams to come true."

Last month, a report claimed that the two former co-stars have been spending time together at her home, causing romance rumors to quickly spread on social media. However, reps for Aniston and Schwimmer, who played Rachel Green and Ross Geller on the comedy series, immediately denied the dating rumors.

During the "Friends" reunion special that aired in May, host James Corden asked the cast if sparks ever flew in real life. When Aniston suggested that Schwimmer answer the question, he admitted to having a "major crush" on her.

"The first season, I had a major crush on Jen," Schwimmer said, to which Aniston replied, "It was reciprocated."

Schwimmer added that they "were crushing hard on each other" at one point while filming "Friends." However, he said they never went beyond friendship because "one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that."

"Friends: The Reunion" was a huge hit among fans of the sitcom. It also scored four Emmy nominations, which Aniston finds "exciting."

"It's very exciting, and it was, kind of, not even expected," she said of the nods. "We're in the same category as 'Hamilton,' so that's the closest I'll get to a Broadway show. But yes, that was a nice surprise." 

Witherspoon, who played Aniston's sister on "Friends," shared that she was moved to tears while watching the reunion.

"I cried three times watching you guys," she said of the show's reunion special. "It reminds me of a time in my life. So y'all lived it, but we watched it, and it was important to me. I remember having a little baby and being a mom and you guys were my friends."

Aniston and Witherspoon are gearing up for the second season of "The Morning Show," which premieres this Friday on Apple TV+. 

Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston isn’t in a rush to get a new boyfriend after her failed relationships. The actress is pictured attending the InStyle Awards on Oct. 22, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images