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The Friends cast have finally reunited 17 years after the show came to an end.

Everyone's favourite nineties to noughties sitcom came to its conclusion with happy endings for its characters, from Monica and Chandler becoming parents to Ross and Rachel finally getting back together.

But as we all know, life doesn't always give you the fairytale ending that we see on TV (nor the pricey Manhattan apartments).

The cast have endured their fair share of heartbreaks, from broken marriages to miscarriages and battles with addiction.

Here we look at what happened next for the cast who brought to life Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green.

Rachel Green was the fashion icon of the nineties thanks to her girl next door style and infamous haircut that everyone wanted.

Jennifer was one half of Hollywood's golden couple during her marriage to Brad Pitt, which began in 2000.

But they split just a year after Friends ended in 2004, with Brad going on to marry Angelina Jolie.

Brad and Angelina, who became known as Brangelina, met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith while he was still married to Jen, though they denied anything romantic happened before the breakup.

It caused a divide in the showbiz world, and fans took to declaring if they were 'Team Aniston' or 'Team Jolie'.

Jennifer admitted: "I would be a robot if I said I didn't feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment."

After the split she had a few high profile relationships, including an on/off romance with singer John Mayer.

It seemed she'd found her happy ending when she began dating actor Justin Theroux in 2011.

They wed in 2015 but split up after just two years of marriage in 2017.

There have been constant rumours that Jen and Brad have reunited, especially after they looked very close after the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, but they have insisted they are just friends.

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox as Monica Geller.

Courteney's character Monica tried desperately to have children with her husband Chandler, before the couple adopted twins at the end of the final series.

And in real life, the actress suffered fertility problems of her own.

She is mum to daughter Coco, 16, who she shares with her former husband David Arquette.

But she went through gruelling rounds of IVF and the heartbreak of enduring seven miscarriages before becoming a mum.

Courteney previously said: "I remember one time I just had a miscarriage and Rachel was giving birth. It was like that same time. Oh my God, it was terrible having to be funny."

She was married to David from 1999 until their divorce in 2013, though the former couple remain friends.

The TV star has been dating Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid, 44, for seven years after they were introduced by their mutual friend Ed Sheeran.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing in Friends.

The group's funnyman, Chandler was known for his one-liners and perfect comic timing.

Away from the show, Matthew has battled with addiction after he involved in a jet-ski accident in 1997, at the height of his fame, and turned to prescription drugs to cope with the pain.

He told People magazine in 2013: "I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn't stop."

Matthew admitted he was so "out of it" for Friends series three to six, he could not remember them.

Though he would never drink on the Friends set he often came to work hungover and suffering from withdrawal symptoms, resulting in the other Friends stars begging him to get help.

The actor went to rehab the same year as the accident but has shared that he found the addiction hard to beat.

"You can't have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect to have it solved in 28 days. Getting sober is a really hard thing to do," he later explained.

Matthew's weight has fluctuated drastically over the years and once dropped down to 145 pounds, and he also lost 20 pounds in 2000 due to pancreatitis.

He again entered rehab in 2001 for addiction to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol.

Fans were concerned over his slurred speech in the promo for the Friends reunion.

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani.

Joey Tribbiani was the ladies' man with a heart of gold who never managed to settle down before Friends ended.

Matt has had a number of high profile relationships, including with ­Minnie Driver, Kate Hudson, and porn star Jenna Jameson.

He married Melissa Knight in 2003 but their union came to an end after just three years when he got close to a stripper on a drunken night out.

After the relationship broke down, Matt admitted he barely left the house for years and went through a "very dark time".

When Friends ended his character was given his own spin-off called Joey, which was cancelled after just two seasons.

Matt took a four-year break from acting, but his return to the screen in Episodes was a huge success.

He is currently dating Aurora Mulligan, a producer at the BBC who he met while he worked on Top Gear.

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.

Ross Geller was known for marrying multiple times before finally reuniting with Rachel.

In real life, David's relationship history has been less chaotic, but he has been dealt his share of heartbreak.

He married British artist Zoe Buckman in 2010 but they divorced seven years later.

The former couple have remained close friends and co-parent their daughter Cleo, now ten, amicably.

In the summer of 2020 the family attended a Black Lives Matter march together.

He told his Instagram followers: "We're no longer a couple, but @zoebuckman and I are parents of a nine- year-old, and fellow advocates for social justice and reform.

"We marched in honour of the countless black lives lost to racial violence."

David, who has also dated Natalie ­Imbruglia, is believed to be single at the moment.

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends.

Phoebe Buffay was the most free-spirited member of the Friends gang, but Lisa was a lot more conservative than her alter ego.

The actress remained a virgin until she tied the knot with her husband Michel Stern in 1995.

She said of her decision: "I don't know if you'd characterise me as uptight, but I understood what it is to be so afraid of sex – of your sexuality.

"For me it was just, 'No, I'm saving myself because I have to make myself worthy of the kind of man I have in mind.'"

Lisa was pregnant with her son Julian, now 23, during the fourth series of Friends.

The pregnancy was written into the show, with Phoebe carrying a baby for her brother and his wife.

She has had the most stable personal life of all the Friends cast and has been married to Michael for 26 years.