Fans of TV show Friends have gone into total meltdown online after a photo of its stars Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox enjoying an intimate lunch together went viral.

Famous for their roles as Chandler Bing and Monica Geller, the lunch photo was lined up and compared to an image from Friends in a Tweet by a fan.  The photo of the cosy lunch is in fact, years old.

The image, has now been re-tweeted over 12,000 times and gathered 13,000 likes, with memories of the show being shared all over the internet. Of particular interest was the ‘adoring’ look that Matthew is seen giving Courteney – strikingly similar to the looks he gave Monica when playing Chandler on Friends.


It drew internet-wide speculation of a possible real-life romance from confused and hopeful fans – however the image dates back to 2005 and was taken just months after Friends series ended.




The long-running Friends TV show, was originally broadcast on the NBC from 1994 – 2004, with Monica and Chandler moving from friends to lovers- eventually getting married in season seven.

The TV couple was a firm favourite of fans of the show, and ended up adopting surprise twins, when faced with infertility issues.




Courtney herself has faced some real life drama recently, splitting from her fiance of 18 months, Johnny McDaid.  According to TMZ, the engagement ended when they couldn’t settle on a place to live.  She has a daughter Coco, 11, with ex-husband David Arquette,who she divorced in 2013.


Image Source: Getty Images

  • I don’t really know who these people are, but for some reason, I wanted this to be real more than I should have.


  • I really enjoy the series, Friends. The photo of them having a meal together is a lovely photo. I know it is an old photo but even if it is a current photo, it doesn’t mean they are an “item”. Friends everywhere have meals together, enjoying their own company, having a great chat….doesn’t mean there is a romantic relationship.


  • It’s funny an old photo can get people talking and confuse it to be a current one.


  • The re-runs of Friends just go on and on… Must be a loved show!


  • It’s sad that Courtney’s real life romances haven’t worked out – I hope she finds lasting love.


  • They couldn’t just be friends could they lol


  • yeah who knows hey! it is all speculation until it isn’t lol. it would be cool but they are probably just friends. lol


  • “Friends” is my favorite series ever. And I love Monica. Probably I share some of her obsessions! Ha! Ha!


  • Like hs


  • Shame the picture is so old, and therefore not an indication of current reality.


  • Friends was a good show and Phoebe was my favourite character.


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