Congratulations to one of our favorite “Friends!”
Rachel—I mean Jennifer Aniston—has tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Justin Theroux, and Monica—I mean Courteney Cox—stood up for her as Maid of Honor. If only Joey could have officiated.
Despite the recent rash of celebrity divorce announcements, I have high hopes for Jennifer. She took her time, learned from her mistakes, and perhaps most importantly, she was on “Friends,” which taught us everything we need to know about love and marriage:
1. You have to want the same things. Despite their age difference, Monica and Richard (Tom Selleck) had incredible chemistry. But Richard didn’t want to have children with her, and Monica was smart enough to move on.
2. Sex is important. Rachel and Joey shared romantic feelings, but kissing him made her giggle uncomfortably. If the chemistry’s not there, it’s not meant to be. Monica, on the other hand, admitted that Chandler was the best sex she ever had, perhaps in part because of the memorable episode in which she taught him about women’s erogenous zones (“Seven! Seven! Seven!”)
3. Absurd ultimatums will doom a relationship. Newlyweds Ross and Emily got off to a rocky start when Ross blurted out Rachel’s name at the ceremony. Emily insisted that Ross never speak to Rachel again, but it was too high a price to pay, and their marriage soon ended.
4. You gotta have each other’s back. Phoebe donated her wedding fund to charity, then changed her mind and asked for a refund. Despite the extreme awkwardness, fiancé Mike (Paul Rudd) supported her choices and shared the shame. Princess Consuela Bananahammock and Crap Bag truly were made for each other.
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