Did The ‘Friends’ Cast Have To Sign A ‘No Sex’ Contract?

Last night was the Friends reunion that wasn’t actually a Friends reunion even though all the Friends, minus one, reunited. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc got back together (Matthew Perry was in London) to celebrate the career of the great television director James Burrows, who also co-created Cheers. Cast members from Taxi, Frasier, and Will & Grace were on hand, but all anyone wanted to know was: Did anyone make whoopee in the Central Perk bathroom?

Host Andy Cohen, of Watch What Happens: Live, asked the five Friends whether they had to sign a no-sex contract. As in, the actors and actresses were legally forbidden from sleeping with each other. Sounds harsh, but it’s a small price to pay for earning $1 million an episode.

Schwimmer… looked as if the idea of a no-sex clause in their contracts was completely absurd. While the gang denied ever such a contract existing, Schwimmer did say if they had signed it, the contract would have been broken. (Via)

The American Crime Story star (I’m so glad we can call Ross that) was joking, but this is no laughing matter. If the no-sex contract was real, then Adam Duritz never would have reportedly dated Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, and then we wouldn’t be able to ask, “How the heck did the Sideshow Bob dude from Counting Crows end up with two of the Friends?”

Some things are best left unexplained, I guess.

(Via Bustle)