Natalie Imbruglia On Learning Her Ex, David Schwimmer, Had a Crush on Jennifer Aniston When They Were Dating
Natalie Imbruglia, who dated David Schwimmer in the '90s, weighed in on his revelation at the Friends reunion that he had a crush on Jennifer Aniston on set.
- When HBO Max's long-anticipated Friends (opens in new tab) reunion (opens in new tab) special aired, fans learned that David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston had real crushes on each other during the early days of filming the sitcom.
- In a new interview, Natalie Imbruglia (opens in new tab), who dated Schwimmer in the '90s, was asked about the revelation, but said she has no hard feelings about any crushing that may have been going on between the pair.
- "I wasn’t paying attention to whether they were giving each other, you know, little looks over my shoulder," the singer said. "I don’t know if that was happening."
Of all the memorable moments in HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion (opens in new tab), the most kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck-fantastic came when David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston (opens in new tab) revealed that they had IRL crushes on each other during the early days of the sitcom.
"The first season I had a major crush on Jen," Schwimmer revealed (opens in new tab), after which Aniston confirmed, "It was reciprocated."
Schwimmer quickly clarified that their mutual crush never crossed the line into a full-blown relationship, mostly because the timing was just never right.
"At some point we were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary," he said. "We respected that."
It was inevitable that people the pair were actually dating at the time would be asked to weigh in after a statement like that, so it's no surprise that the topic came up during Natalie Imbruglia's recent interview on Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O radio show.
"I’m OK with whatever happened back then," the singer, who dated Schwimmer in the '90s (although she couldn't recall the precise timeline of the relationship) said (per the New York Post (opens in new tab)). "It was a long time ago."
Imbruglia has nothing but fond memories of the relationship—and the Friends (opens in new tab) cast (opens in new tab).
"I do remember being on the set and I remember everyone being lovely and really, really nice," she said, before weighing in on whether she noticed Schwimmer and Aniston's mutual crush. "I wasn’t paying attention to whether they were giving each other, you know, little looks over my shoulder. I don’t know if that was happening."
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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