Courteney Cox Responds to Being Mistaken for Caitlyn Jenner in a Recent Picture on Instagram

Courteney Cox responded on Instagram after fans mistook her for Caitlyn Jenner in a recent photo with David Spade and former Bachelor Nick Viall.

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Celebrity doppelgängers (opens in new tab): We all have them. Even actual celebrities.

Friends (opens in new tab) alum Courteney Cox (opens in new tab) recently learned that her famous doppelgänger is none other than Caitlyn Jenner (opens in new tab).

Here's how this revelation came to be:

You see, after the barrage of comments on Spade's share of the group pic, Cox took to her own Instagram to weigh in.

"@davidspade posted this pic, now I really didn’t think I looked like myself but this was surprising....," she wrote in the caption of her post, a gallery of images that quickly and perfectly summarize the situation.

In the gallery post, Cox shared (opens in new tab) three images: First, the original selfie that Spade had shared. Next, a screenshot (with user names tastefully blacked out because Monica Geller (opens in new tab) is conscientious and classy IRL, too) of several of the comments pointing out how much she looked like Jenner (opens in new tab). Finally a side-by-side picture of herself and Jenner, captioned, "Alright...I can see it."

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Comments by Celebs captured the essence of the post in a single image (including Jennifer Aniston's (opens in new tab) comment on Cox's post):

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As doppelgängers (opens in new tab) go, you could do a lot worse than a former Olympian and cultural icon like Jenner.

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