Friends is always going to be one of those shows that never, ever gets old. Sure, there’s absolutely no way anyone can live in a huge New York City apartment like Monica and Rachel’s and be “in between jobs” 99% of the time – but the relationships, the humor and the endless love of the show are just things that are timeless.
One of the relationships that everyone’s known to be “perfect” was that of Rachel and Ross. While people long spoke of them as “goals” and adorable, there are others out there who didn’t quite feel so great about their relationship. In fact, some found it to be really unhealthy and toxic for Rachel.
One Twitter user, @kaneandgriffin, decided that Rachel and Ross shouldn’t have been anyone’s “goals” and determined that Rachel and Joey should have been together instead. She defended herself in – nothing short of 100 Tweets.
1/ In Defense of Rachel and Joey: A Thread— Skaiplana ???? (@kaneandgriffin) August 8, 2017
The theory became so viral that THE Rachel Green – aka Jennifer Aniston – was asked about the theory and, contrary to the valid argument that was on Twitter, she was not a fan of the Rachel/Joey relationship theory. During an interview with Elle, Aniston basically shut it down.
No! No, no. They tried! I think there was a moment when Joey and Rachel got together that maybe it could happened, but it didn’t. It was Ross and Rachel all the way. I really believe that if there’s an afterworld of Friends, they’re still thriving. Don’t you? I just don’t think Joey and Rachel could have made it. I think it was more physical than emotional with them. They were friends with benefits, and they left it at that.
There you have it, folks – the queen has spoken.
While I have to agree with the theory and all of its valid points (see here), only Rachel herself can tell us about chemistry and who should have been with who.
In all reality, the way that Friends ended up, I’d want Rachel and Ross to work it out and find a way to be together – and healthy – for the sake of Emma and Emma only.