Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have been close ever since Reese made her TV debut on “Friends” playing her sister back in 2000, but how close are the two leading ladies?
At Monday’s ELLE magazine’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, Reese joked about her relationship with her former “Friends” co-star.
“[Jen has] sex appeal and complete lovability,” she said. “You just want to get your nails done with her and make out with her at the same time, at least I do, and that’s what we do sometimes on Saturday… first we get our nails done, so cute, and then we make out! It’s totally awesome! That’s because she’s my friend and not yours.”
All kidding aside, Reese told Access Hollywood earlier in the evening she was thrilled to help honor the actress.
“She’s great, she’s a good friend of mine,” Reese told Access. “She’s an awesome friend, as you can imagine.”
Before introducing Jen, Reese shared some heartwarming words about the 42-year-old star.
“On one hand, she’s this gorgeous breathtaking beauty, that men lose their thought process and speech patterns when they see her,” she said of the actress. “On the other hand, she is a woman who lets you in, who lets you see her flaws. She lets an audience laugh at her pain and humility and her humanity.”
After taking the stage to accept her honor, Jen – decked out in a sparkly, backless Kaufman Franco dress with a plunging neckline and Balenciaga shoes – encouraged the crowd to continue having the backs of their big screen sisters.
“We have to continue inspiring, supporting and loving an encouraging each other because for all of the young women who are following in our footsteps,” Jen said.
Other honorees at Monday’s ELLE event included Naomi Watts, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Barbra Streisand Freida Pinto, and Evan Rachel Wood.