Since Friends wrapped up fifteen years ago, fans of the sitcom have been more than vocal about wanting the Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey to return to the screen one more time.
Over the years, the cast has been inundated with questions about whether the show would ever come back, but there have been no signs of a reunion - with the cast showing little interest in setting foot into Central Perk one last time.
Just as we were beginning to accept that a sequel probably won't happen, Jennifer Aniston has just gone and changed the game...
So, after years of constant speculation, fake trailers, and what-ifs, could a 'Friends' reunion actually be on the cards?
We were first introduced to the 'Friends' gang in 1994.
via: GettyRoss (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) burst onto our screens in September 1994. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they navigate their lives.
The sitcom became an instant hit.
via: GettyThe show propelled each cast member into superstardom, with the show winning several Emmy's during its ten-season run. The success of the show can't be denied...even the 'theme song, 'I'll be there for you' during the iconic title sequence is impossible to not sing along to. Allegedly, the cast was also each on an eye-watering $1 million salary per episode in the later seasons of the show - a history-breaking figure.
Over the years, there have been a few low-key reunions and a lot of false hope...Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion. A fake trailer for a Friends movie trailer even went viral last year, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office.
Just last year, Matt Leblanc said a Friends reunion would never go ahead.
via: GettyThe actor left fans heartbroken as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply "wouldn't be the same" in an interview with the Mail Online. He added: "People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family."
Lisa Kudrow also dismissed talks of a reunion...
via: GettyWhile appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the actress said: "They're rebooting everything. I don't know how that works with Friends, though. That was about people in their twenties, thirties. The show isn't about people in their forties, fifties. And if we have the same problems, that's just sad."
It's not just the cast that has shut down calls for the sitcom to return...
via: GettyThe show's creator Marta Kauffman, says she constantly gets "nagged" by fans to bring the sitcom back.
"Watch the old ones – there is no way we could win that. And there's no way it would be satisfying and it'll never happen. We'll never do it," she said.At this point, it was pretty clear that a Friends reunion was never going to happen.
But, as we were finally beginning to accept we wouldn't see the gang on our TV's again, Jennifer Aniston has just gone and totally changed the game...
via: GettySpeaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress gave fans a fresh glimmer of hope...
Speaking to Ellen, the star said the cast are all on board for a reunion.Yes, you read that correctly... When asked the usual question about a potential reunion with her fellow co-stars, Aniston surprised fans, saying: "Why not? You know what, because, listen, I told you this.
"I would do it... The girls would do it. And the boys would do it, I'm sure. Listen. Anything could happen."
The actress seems very keen to get together with her former castmates...
via: GettyAniston joked that she could do a revival by herself if nobody else was up for it. Ellen DeGeneres then offered to help Aniston out and act as the neighbor next door. So, who knows, maybe the cast actually will be reuniting - perhaps Ellen will even join them.
Speaking of reunions, Brad Pitt gave Jennifer Aniston an $80 million gift for her 50th birthday...
via: GettyRead on to see what the expensive gift was.