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Courteney Cox Reveals the Secret Nickname She Has for Jennifer Aniston

"I don’t even remember why I call you that," the Friends star wrote.

When a friendship has lasted years, it can get to the point where you have so many inside jokes together that you don't even remember where they came from. That's the case when it comes to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox's decades-long friendship. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Cox wished Aniston a happy 52nd birthday on Instagram and used the nickname whose origin is totally lost to time.

"Happy Birthday Jenny Louise!" Cox wrote on Instagram. "We've known each other so long I don't even remember why I call you that. I love you!" In case you're wondering, Aniston's actual middle name is Joanna, so that doesn't explain it.

Cox and Aniston have been close ever since they started working on Friends in 1994. Read on to see more of the moments they've shared from their relationship over the years. And to find out one of Aniston's nicknames from another friend, check out Jennifer Aniston Just Got a Sweet Birthday Wish From This Ex.

Cox's birthday wish to Aniston included two personal photos of them together.

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© Courteney Cox/Instagram

Along with her birthday message, Cox posted a photo of herself and Aniston with her now-16-year-old daughter Coco when she was much younger. Cox also shared a second photo in which she and Aniston appear to be on a plane with Cox wearing a large straw hat.

For more on Cox and Coco, check out David Arquette Has an Apology for His Daughter With Courteney Cox.

Her birthday wish from last year will make you do a double take.

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Courteney Cox/Instagram

Last year, Cox also wished Aniston a happy birthday on Instagram. That time, she posted a photo of herself dressing up as her buddy, wearing similar glasses holding a dark blonde wig on her head. "No matter how hard you might try… there's only one Jennifer Aniston," she wrote. "Happy birthday my dear friend @jenniferaniston! I love you!"

Read more about Aniston with Jennifer Aniston Says This Was Her Most Embarrassing Moment.

Aniston also loves posting vintage shots of the two of them on her social media.

Courteney Cox/Instagram

For Cox's 56th birthday in June 2020, Aniston made four Instagram Story posts featuring photos of Cox and of the two of them together. "Happy birthday to this amazing human," she wrote on one image. On another, she shared her nickname for Cox, writing, "I love you, CC." The last post showed them in character as Rachel and Monica on Friends, painting each others' nails.

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They've been known to play pool together… with varying degrees of success.

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Courteney Cox/Instagram

In August 2020, Cox posted a video of herself and Aniston playing pool on Instagram. Cox plays masterfully, followed by a long montage of Aniston not being able to hit a single ball until the very end. Cox made a reference to one of Chandler's famous lines from Friends in the caption, writing, "I may have had a good night…but could my friend BE any cuter?"

For more on the beloved TV show, here's The Embarrassing Friends Gaffe You Never Noticed Before.

They're both still besties with Lisa Kudrow, too.

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Jennifer Aniston/Instagram

All of the Friends friends are still… friends, but Cox and Aniston post most frequently about hanging out with Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe. In January 2020, Aniston shared two photos of the three women together, and captioned it, "Hi from the girls across the hall." For her birthday in 2019, Cox shared a photo of herself with the two actors and wrote, "How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two??? I love you girls. So much."

For more a look back on Aniston's career, Relive Jennifer Aniston's Last 27 Years in Hollywood, in Photos.

Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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