Amazingly, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have known each other longer than the public has even known about them. The two met when they were still in high school and have been friends ever since (via E! News). “I knew I would be friends with her,” Sandler added. “I didn’t know I was going to do films with her. Neither of us knew that; we were young and didn’t have any jobs back then.”
The two became close after Aniston started dating a friend of Sandler’s, and that friendship has carried on through both of their hugely lucrative film careers. Knowing this, it’s all the more surprising that the duo have only worked together a handful of times, especially considering both actors have 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 trick for the cameras, they have something else in mind. Although Aniston missed Sandler’s extravagant bat mitzvah for his daughter Sadie, she still sent a very generous gift for the occasion. “She sent one of the best gifts Sadie has ever received,” Sandler said. “$1.8 million.”
If she’s willing to shell out that kind of money for a gift for his daughter, that’s a pretty good indication that the two are definitely close.