This Crucial “Friends” Storyline was Never Supposed to Happen

David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston in "Friends"

One of the most iconic moments that happened on Friends was undoubtedly Ross and Rachel going on a break (Or were they?!)

As it turns out, the infamous plot point wasn’t even supposed to occur…

“When [Ross and Rachel] was planned it wasn’t planned that way, that came a little bit later,” executive producer Kevin S. Bright told Metro. “It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for. We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart… we realized when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, ‘Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon.”

So what did they do? They split them up!

“I thought what [producers] Marta and David did, which was such a brilliant and brave move with their relationship”, Bright said. “As soon as everyone got their wish the wish was taken away. It made it so much better when they did get together.”

At least it all worked out for the best.