This freaky 'Friends' fact will blow your mind

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


As if we didn’t already feel old enough with Friends turning 24 this year, now a fan has just noticed a fact about the show that’s made us feel ancient.

Cole Sprouse, who played Ross Gellar’s son, Ben, is now older that Jennifer Aniston was when she first appeared on the show in 1994.

Our minds are officially blown!

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Lorna Stone, who noticed the mind-blowing fact, took to her Twitter to share it with the rest of the world.

“Brace yourselves: the actor who played Ben in Friends is now older than Jennifer Aniston was at the start of the series AND Courtney Cox is now older than Richard was on the show,” she wrote.

“I’m not convinced I understand how time works anymore #mindblown”

Cole Sprouse first appeared on Friends in 2001 and is one of the few roles he didn’t share with his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse.

Cole Sprouse, who played Ross’s son Ben, is now older that Jennifer Aniston was when she first appeared on the show in 1994. Photo: Getty Images


He later got appeared on The Suite Life of Zack and starred in Big Daddy with Adam Sandler.

Cole now plays Jughead Jones on Riverdale and debuted his relationship with his co-star, Lili Reinhart at the Met Gala in March.

Cole Sprouse (left) first appeared on Friends in 2001 and is one of the few roles he didn’t share with his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse (right). Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Cole’s twin brother, Dylan, appeared in gritty film Dismissed last year.

He recently caused a stir with fans by cutting off his signature long locks, making him look pretty identical to Cole again.

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