Sweet Crush Confessions: Cole Sprouse’s Childhood Infatuation With Jennifer Aniston on ‘Friends’

Published 02/01/2024, 10:57 PM EST

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In the world of Friends, where laughter and camaraderie ruled supreme, the character of Ross’s son, Ben, took a backseat as the storyline unfolded. Despite Ross frequently mentioning Ben in the earlier phases, the character gradually faded into the background. The torch was then passed to the Sprouse twins, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, who injected new life into Ben’s character, bringing their own youthful charm to the show.

Interestingly, Cole Sprouse recently spilled the beans on his behind-the-scenes crush on Jennifer Aniston, adding a touch of youthful romance to the iconic sitcom.

Cole Sprouse takes a crush call from Friends

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In a delightful stroll down memory lane on Live with Kelly and Mark, Cole Sprouse, famed for his role as Ben Gellar, spilled the tea on his early showbiz escapades. Playfully sharing the perks of being twins with his brother Dylan, they became a dynamic duo, slyly exploiting their interchangeable roles in line with labor laws. When the conversation veered towards his experience working with Jennifer Aniston, Sprouse candidly confessed to being “head over heels” for her during his stint on the show.

Recollecting his days on the iconic Friends set, Sprouse described the palpable energy, expressing both awe and intimidation as he stepped into the realm of the globally celebrated sitcom. With a sprinkle of humor, he recounted those moments where he found himself tongue-tied, adding a sweet and relatable touch to his journey through fame and the innocent crush he harbored for his childhood co-star.

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Not just Ben Geller, but his step-sister Emma from the show also danced in the spotlight. The whereabouts of this fictional darling left fans yearning for a glimpse of her.

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The timeless allure of Friends continues to grip sitcom aficionados, like a well-aged bottle of fine wine tempting eager enthusiasts. In this era, where streaming platforms abound, the sitcom’s enduring charm persists. Further, owing to its stellar cast, witty scripts, and occasional star-studded cameos. Among the ensemble cast, the journey of child actors unfolded uniquely, with some like Cole Sprouse and Dakota Fanning blooming into award-winning talents, while others danced in the shadows of relative anonymity. One cherubic character etched in fans’ memories is Emma.

She brought laughter in episodes like The One With Ross’s Inappropriate Song and The One With The Cake. This portrayal was orchestrated by the Sheldon twins, Cali and Noelle. They embarked on their Friends adventure as mere one-year-olds, only to emerge as 21-year-old aspirants to the acting throne. Their recent act was in the successful psychological thriller US, directed by Jordan Peele. It was during this stint that they candidly talked about their behind-the-scenes escapades on the hit sitcom.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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