The Co-Star Jennifer Aniston Dated Back In The 90s That Went Totally Under The Radar

By Emma Spedding - 28 November 2014

Deputy Digital Editor

Just look at the matching Mom jeans [Getty]

You may think you know Jennifer Aniston's relationship history better than your own, but one romance with a former costar went under totally the radar. Back in the early 90s (in the days pre-Brad), Jen starred in a TV spin off series of the John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off called Ferris Bueller

GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson was an assistant on the short-lived show and has revealed that Jennifer Aniston and Charlie Schlatter (who played lead Ferris Bueller), had a "brief, torrid" romance. Looks like she's always had a thing for actors then, as she went on to date Tate Donovan, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughan and Justin Theroux.

Jim said of the 21-year-old Jen: 'To Aniston worshippers, I can offer little dirt. She was lovely, kept to herself on the set, smoldering a bit like her outraged character, 17-year-old Jeannie Bueller. She was a brunette then, with none of Rachel Green’s bob or self-possession.'


As for her relationship with the actor he wrote: 'GQ can exclusively report that everyone on set thought she was hot, including Schlatter, with whom she had a brief, torrid romance - while playing, it must be said, his older sister. To we immaturions on the show, this seemed extra-hot. Like performative incest.'

Obviously our first instinct was to do a thorough Google deep dive and find the photo evidence. And there they are - Jennifer and Charlie in matching mom jeans and shoulder pads. These matchy matchy pictures are destined for one of our favourite Tumblrs - Old Loves - which has been set up to solely document those couples you totally forgot (or in this case, never knew) were an item. 

You know, like Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morrissette, or that infamous '80s power couple, Brad Pitt and Sinitta (Brirmitta?). We have picked out 20 of the best couples time forgot from the good (Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry) to the bad (Cher and Tom Cruise).



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