WASHINGTON: Jennifer Aniston has finally opened up about the speculations going rounds about her speculative romantic relationship with former ‘Friends’ co-star David Schwimmer.

In a recent interview to an outlet obtained by People magazine, she shared her reaction to the month-long rumours that she and her former ‘Friends’ co-star David were dating. “That was bizarre. I could not believe that, actually. Like, really? That’s my brother! But I understand it, though. It just shows you how hopeful people are for fantasies, for dreams to come true,” Jennifer shared.

During the ‘Friends’ reunion special in May, host James Corden asked the duo who played Ross Geller (David) and Rachel Green (Jennifer) if sparks ever flew in real life. To this David revealed “At some point, we were crushing hard on each other but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that.”

Jennifer added, “Honestly, I remember saying one time to David, ‘It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is going to be on national television.’ Sure enough, the first time we kissed was in that coffee shop.”

The 52-year old actress added that instead of acting on their feelings, they “channelled” everything into their famous characters.

According to People magazine, while chatting in a show with fellow former ‘Friends’ stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in June, Jennifer stressed that she and David never acted on their feelings for one another. “We were in relationships and it was always never the right time and it wouldn’t have worked. The beauty of that was whatever feelings we had we just literally channelled everything into Ross and Rachel and I think that’s maybe why it resonated the way it did,” she said at the time.