Surprisingly, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have known each other longer than the public even knows about them. They met while 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 that I would be making films with her. We both didn’t know it; we were young and we didn’t have a job then.”
The two bonded after Aniston dated a friend of Sandler’s, and that friendship continued into their highly lucrative film career. With that in mind, it’s more surprising that the duo only worked together a couple of times, especially considering both actors had breakout roles on the NBC show.
“We must have been a real family in a past life,” Aniston said of their connection. If skeptical fans think this closeness is just a gimmick for the cameras, they have one more thing. Although Aniston missed Sandler’s extravagant bat mitzvah for his daughter Sadie, she still sent a very generous gift for the occasion. “She sent Sadie one of the best gifts ever,” Sandler said. “1.8 million dollars.”
If she’s willing to spend that kind of money on a gift for his daughter, that’s a pretty good indicator that they’re definitely close.