A tabloid report claiming Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox have been rejecting Lisa Kudrow's wish for a "Friends" reunion is completely false. Gossip Cop can debunk the story. Kudrow herself has said she's not interested in a reunion show.
According to NW, however, Kudrow's former co-stars won't listen to her pleas to return for an updated version of their classic sitcom. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Of everyone, Lisa was really pushing for this. She looks back at that time in her life fondly and thinks only good things can come from the cast getting together again."
The magazine's supposed source further contends that Kudrow "would have loved to do something even if it was just the women," but Aniston and Cox "have just forged on with their own plans and it's like they've made this decision without her." The seemingly phony tipster adds, "They've left Lisa feeling abandoned."
This premise is provably false. When Kudrow was asked in 2017 "Today" show interview about the possibility of a "Friends" reunion, she responded, "I don't see it happening. It would be fun, but what would it be about?" The actress further noted, "The thing we liked best about the show was that they were 20-somethings and they were their own family. Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?"
Kudrow had a similar response earlier this year when asked about the fake "Friends" movie trailer that went viral. "I don't know what to make of it," she told Conan O'Brien on his talk show. "They're rebooting everything, but, I don't know, how does that work with 'Friends,' though?" She added, "The show isn't about people in their 40s, 50s and if we have the same problems, that's just sad."
As for the notion that Kudrow feels "abandoned" by her former co-stars, the three women are actually still very close. Cox and Kudrow revealed to Us Weekly earlier this year that they're in a group text with Aniston. Cox and Kudrow also attended the same charity event earlier this year, and Cox told "Entertainment Tonight" that the two "signed up so we could do this together." Kudrow added, "Yes, we both knew that we were going to be here today... Anyone who has friends for a long time I think can relate. Courteney's shown up for everything."
Conclusion: Despite NW's claims, Kudrow has went on the record more than once to say she doesn't think a "Friends" reunion is a good idea. The actress has also stayed close friends with both Aniston and Cox, so she clearly doesn't feel rejected by either of them. The tabloid's account of the situation is provably untrue on every level.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.