Pitt and Aniston both took home trophies at 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night for their respective roles in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Morning Show.”
But let’s be honest ― it was their backstage interaction that got social media longing for the early 2000s when life was simple, “Friends” was still on the air and everyone believed this very blond and very famous duo had a forever type of love.
The two were married from 2000 to 2005 and became one of the most beloved A-list pairings in history. They’ve both since remarried and divorced another set of famous spouses ― Angelina Jolie and Justin Theroux ― but fans have continued to keep hope alive that they’d get back together one day.
Many watching along were taken back by just how comforting it was to see Pitt and Aniston together again.
Me: Brad and Jen are mature adults who can be friends without the world freaking out every time they're in the same room together ok?
Me after seeing The Photo: do we call them Braniston or Anipitt
— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) January 20, 2020
GUYS Brad and Jen was YEARS ago ok ENOUGH already now would everybody PLEASE just STOP and tell me WHERE I should get this TATTOOED pic.twitter.com/2q6IUQDea0
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) January 20, 2020
Therapist: so what brings you in today?
Me: *slams this picture of Brad Pitt holding Jennifer Anniston’s hand on the table* pic.twitter.com/RtiuRue5YJ
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) January 20, 2020
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) January 20, 2020
Others just couldn’t keep the lid on their enthusiasm after seeing Pitt and Aniston in the same room.
Thank you to Brad and Jen for making me feel alive again. I hope the NYT endorses.
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) January 20, 2020
The reunion we’ve all been waiting for finally happened. pic.twitter.com/GHXS65OD27
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 20, 2020
do i have 1000 or 10000 or 100,000 words to say about this picture??? pic.twitter.com/BV16bVbp4r
— Willa Paskin (@willapaskin) January 20, 2020
JEN AND BRAD I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS pic.twitter.com/AMgakT1MRR
— uma turman... (@DlORCAPRIO) January 20, 2020
the yearning. the toxicity. the on again off again. this photo is queer pic.twitter.com/j73fIFp7tq
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) January 20, 2020
brad pitt and jennifer aniston ending all the rumors pic.twitter.com/e8S7q6VpQN
— grace dante (@misslefroy) January 20, 2020
— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) January 20, 2020
And, of course, we weren’t going to make it through the night without one some “Friends” joke.
Me looking at photos of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG awards pic.twitter.com/Yi9MM9CV61
— shaunagh farrelly (@shaunaghfar) January 20, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.