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The Unlikely Friendship of Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston All Began in a Bathroom

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By Zachary Holt

Selena Gomez, the beloved pop singer, is close friends with Jennifer Aniston these days, but the circumstances surrounding how the two met years ago is odd, to say the least. Growing up, Gomez idolized Aniston for her role as Rachel in the hit show, Friends. Well, one day, at a Vanity Fair event, the Rare singer happened to stumble into Aniston while she was in the restroom. It was unbelievable to run into her favorite actress, who Gomez says, was very kind to her, initially. Fast Forward years later and Gomez had the opportunity to interview one of her closest friends.

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While Ellen Denegres was away from her show for a break, Aniston got the opportunity to host Ellen. Of course, one of the guests on the show was Gomez, who was there to promote the release of her number one album, Rare.

Ahead of the airing, Gomez could barely contain her excitement as she went to social media to announce that she'd get a chance to speak with and interview Aniston, herself. "One of my favorite interviews of my life with my childhood/current queen. You can watch it tomorrow if you wanna!" she said on one of her Instagram stories.

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As soon as Gomez arrived on stage, she could not stop smiling. The two reminisced jokingly about their friendship and their odd meeting years before. It was all laughs for the two, though. It was obviously apparent that Aniston was also enjoying getting to spend time with Gomez, equally.

"You’ve always been so sweet. You really are a genuine fan. It’s amazing. We’ve known each other for years. You’ve been to my house. We’ve had pizza. Girl after my own heart, do we love a pizza or what? We love a pizza," Aniston said to her friend. "Yes, we do,” Gomez agreed.

Gomez Shares Odd Story of How Both First Met Years Ago in a Bathroom

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The two then began to talk about the moment when they first met in the bathroom years before, leading the audience to erupt in laughter. "Well, nobody knew who I was, and you were in the bathroom, wearing a black dress," Gomez started, with Aniston jokingly replying, "Okay, weird."

"And I think we were at Vanity Fair something event, and I was there with my mom, and I walked into the bathroom and I saw you, and you were just like so nice. You just walked out of the bathroom and you were going back, and my heart like, stopped. And I freaked out and I ran to my mom and I was like, ‘oh my god, I just saw Jennifer Aniston'." Gomez emphatically shared.

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Although it was only a short segment on a talk show with Aniston, Gomez shared that it was something that she could have only dreamed of doing, referring to getting to share a stage with the Friends actress.

But based on the two being regularly seen together at award ceremonies, as well as, going to each others' houses, there is sure to be many more opportunities for the two to hang out in the future. And to think, it all started out in a bathroom.

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