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Her Lobster in Real Life? Jennifer Aniston Is Rumored to Be Dating David Schwimmer

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Aug. 11 2021, Updated 10:42 a.m. ET

Balancing real life with constantly being in the public eye must be a huge challenge for a lot of celebrities, but Jennifer Aniston definitely seems to be handling it with ease these days. After (finally) joining Instagram in October 2019, Jen has managed to update her many followers (more than 37 million of ‘em!) about the goings-on in her life while still keeping some things private. It’s a delicate balance, but she manages to nail it.

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Of course, no matter how much Jen shares about her life, people always want to know more. Specifically, they want to know whether Jennifer Aniston is dating anyone. Here’s what we know.

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Is Jennifer Aniston dating anyone these days?

Few people have endured more speculation about their (potential) relationships than Jennifer Aniston. Nearly every interview with her focuses on her romantic life. The theories and questions started up shortly after her ex-husband Brad Pitt split from Angelina Jolie and have only become more prevalent since Jen’s divorce from Justin Theroux in late 2017. People wanted their “Hollywood” ending featuring Brad and Jen getting back together after so many years apart.

It doesn’t seem like that is likely to happen, though. While Brad and Jen have remained friendly (indeed, they’re totally #ExGoals at this point), they don’t appear to have any interest in a romantic reunion. In fact, Brad is rumored to be dating someone else at this time. Only time will tell, but at this point, it seems like Brad and Jen are just friends — and totally happy being so!

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Recently, rumors about Jen dating David Schwimmer, her former 'Friends' co-star, have surfaced.

The internet reacted with glee on August 10, 2021, when a rumor sparked that Jennifer is dating David Schwimmer. David notably played her on-and-off-again romantic interest, Ross, on Friends.

Rumors had already been brewing since Jen and David mutually announced during the Friends reunion that there was a romantic spark between them during the filming of Season 1 but that they channeled all their feelings into their characters.

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However, despite the widespread internet enthusiasm for the potential couple, a rep for David Schwimmer spoke to The Sun to put the rumors to bed. There is "no truth" to the rumors that David and Jennifer have reconnected. Sorry, Friends fans! Hopefully, if they do re-connect in the future, they'll let us know.

David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston in 2001.
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That being said, the 52-year-old Friends star certainly hasn’t given up on the idea of love. When Harper’s Bazaar asked her what she has learned about love, she said, “I never tire of it.” When asked to elaborate, she said:

“When it comes knocking, it’s going to be welcomed. I’m not like, ‘No, I’m done with that. That’s never going to happen again.’ My time on this planet has been about … It hasn’t looked a certain way. It’s my way; it’s what I’ve been given this round. But I would say I don’t find any of my past has given me a reason to harden up and create a shell or a wall of ‘No more, that’s it, I’m closed.’”

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As far as what she’s looking for in a potential mate, she has a list: “A sense of humor. Strong sense of self-worth, confidence, kindness, generosity, [and] good people surrounding them.” We can definitely get behind that.

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Although it doesn’t appear as though Jen is dating anyone right now, she still seems to be living her best life. And although she may not have a romantic partner, she does have a fella in her life!

Jen shared on Instagram that she adopted a puppy! His name is Lord Chesterfield, and judging from what we’ve seen of him so far, he is as perfect and adorable as his name. Jen is also a dog-mom to Clyde (a Schnauzer mix) and Sophie (a pitbull). In short, Jen is totally ready to share her heart with a new guy — he just happens to have four legs!

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