The Internet was whipped into a frenzy this week when rumors started that former Friends costars Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry are dating. It all started after a fan of Friends tweeted a side-by-side paparazzi photo of Courteney and Matthew having lunch next to a still of their characters, Monica and Chandler, from an episode of the show, writing, "Matthew looks at Courteney the same way Chandler looks at Monica and I don't know what to do with myself."
matthew looks at courteney the same way chandler looks at monica and i don't know what to do with myself pic.twitter.com/8V1gpvnCCJ
— emma (@mccallbing) December 1, 2015
It's true that Courteney recently called off her engagement to Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid — and that Matthew is reportedly single after splitting from actress Lizzy Caplan in 2012. We're sure that Matthew and Courteney love and respect each other very much in real life, but the "recent candid photo" that's been making the rounds of the two stars is actually from March 2005. You can see in the snap that Courteney is wearing a ring on her left hand, because she was still married to her ex-husband, David Arquette, at the time. While a real romance between these two would be a dream come true, Matthew and Courteney are most likely just very good friends.