Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry's surprising ancestry link revisited

    Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, famous for their roles in Friends, were revealed to be 11th cousins, adding a twist to their on-screen chemistry.

    <p>Mathew Perry and Courteney Cox (Source: Cosmopolitan)</p>

    Mathew Perry and Courteney Cox (Source: Cosmopolitan)

    As fans reminisce about the iconic sitcom Friends, a startling revelation about Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry adds a new layer to their beloved on-screen relationship. The actors, known for their roles as Monica Geller and Chandler Bing, are distant cousins, a genealogical investigation has uncovered. The discovery that Cox and Perry are 11th cousins was brought to light by researchers at MyHeritage. They traced the connection back to a married couple, William Osbern Haskell III and Ellen Haskell, who lived in England around 500 years ago. Ellen and her sons' journey to America in 1635 laid the groundwork for this fascinating familial tie. "One son, Roger, is a direct ancestor of Courteney, and the second son, William, is a direct ancestor of Matthew," MyHeritage explained.

    This genealogical twist means that the chemistry between Monica and Chandler, which captivated audiences for a decade, was perhaps underpinned by a deeper, ancestral connection. The irony of Phoebe Buffay's famous line, My eyes! My eyes! upon discovering their characters' relationship, now resonates with an unexpected real-life relevance.

    Mathew Perry and Courteney Cox (Source: Friends wiki)

    The research, which delved into various historical records, also interestingly found that both actors are distantly related to the singer Lady Gaga. Roi Mandel, the head of research at MyHeritage, emphasized the thoroughness of their investigation, "We went into this line very deeply, we checked every name."

    As fans celebrate the enduring legacy of Friends, this newfound connection between Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry added a fascinating real-life dimension to their on-screen romance. Their story, now enriched with this ancestral layer, continues to captivate and intrigue, demonstrating the timeless appeal of both the show and its beloved characters.

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