Amazingly, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have known each other for longer than the public has even been aware of them. The two met while they were still in high school and have been friends ever since (via E! News). “I knew I was going to be friends with her,” Sandler added. “I didn’t know I was going to be making movies with her. We both didn’t know that; we were young, and we didn’t have jobs quite then.”
The two became close after Aniston dated a friend of Sandler’s, and that friendship has continued into both of their highly lucrative film careers. With this knowledge in mind, it’s more surprising that the duo has only worked together a couple of times, especially considering that both actors had breakout roles on NBC shows.
“We must have been real family in another life,” Aniston said of their bond. If skeptical fans think this closeness is just a ploy for the cameras, they’ve got another thing coming. Though Aniston missed out on Sandler’s extravagant Bat Mitzvah for his daughter Sadie, she still sent a very generous present for the occasion. “She sent one of the best gifts Sadie received out of everybody,” Sandler said. “$1.8 million.”
If she’s willing to spend that kind of money on a gift for his daughter, that’s a pretty good indication that the two are definitely close.