The cast of Friends, one of the greatest and most enduring comedies ever produced, helped make them famous worldwide. The 10-year-long television series focuses on the lives of six New York friends. Despite having quite distinct personalities, they work flawlessly as a unit. The large audience adores and can relate to each of the characters.
Around 52.5 million Americans tuned in to see the series finale on May 6, 2004, making it the fifth-most watched series finale in television history.
With her portrayal of Rachel Greene, Jennifer Aniston became well-known. Loved by millions, Rachel’s sense of style inspired a brand-new fad that included the well-known long bob haircut.
Aniston’s decision to pursue acting was not surprising, given that her parents were also actors. Her father, John Aniston, has been a major figure in soap operas, and her mother, Nancy Dow, was a well-known actress. In 2017, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives.
Her father left the family when Aniston was still quite small. The actress claimed that despite her occasional rage, she didn’t harbor any ill feelings for him.
Some individuals in my life ask, “How do you even talk to that guy?” But what good does it do to keep onto [anger]? That’s so toxic, she said in 2015, We are all human. Everyone makes errors. Humans are fallible creatures. Additionally, refusing to forgive someone prevents people from improving as people.
Aniston and her brother John remained with their mother, but Aniston and her mother never got along well. Aniston continued to cover all of her mother’s medical costs during the final years of her life even though they hadn’t spoken in a long time. In 2016, Nancy Dow, who had several health problems, passed away at 79.
In a statement, Aniston and her brother John said, “It is with tremendous sadness that my brother John and I announce the demise of our Mother Nancy Dow.” She was 79 years old when she died away quietly in the company of her loved ones. As we mourn our loss, we kindly request that our family’s privacy be maintained.
In Touch Weekly claims that Aniston received nothing from her mother following her mother’s passing. Instead, Dow left her money to a family member and a selection of her essays about her daughter, a well-known actress. According to a source, “Nancy wrote down everything about Jen, and that information is now in the hands of someone who could profit from it.” She was frugal and almost ever touched the alimony she received from Jen’s father, John [Aniston].
Aniston remained silent in regards to these allegations. However, she mentioned how she and her mother used to get along.
Aniston was questioned about how she always has a positive attitude by Sandra Bullock for Interview Magazine. Aniston responded, “I think that it comes from growing up in a household that was destabilized and felt unsafe, watching adults being unkind to each other, and witnessing certain things about human behavior that made me think: “I don’t want to do that, I don’t want to be that.
Aniston’s connection with her mother was even more complex around the time she started her Friends journey. When Dow published her memoir From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, everything came to a head.
Aniston failed to live up to Dow’s expectations, leaving the Horrible Bosses actress with “deep scars.”
According to Aniston, who spoke to Elle Magazine, “She was from this world of, ‘Honey, take better care of yourself,’ or ‘Honey put your face on,’ or all of those bizarre sound bites that I can recall from my childhood.
She would remark things like, “You have a large nose,” and whenever Aniston tried to argue her point, she was put in her place. As a result, she learned to put up with the insults.
“My mother genuinely loved me, so she said those things. She wasn’t intentionally attempting to hurt me or intending to cause some serious wounds that would need a lot of money to heal. She did it because that’s how she was raised.
At least they were able to settle matters before Dow passed away.