The Beginning of a 30-Year Friendship

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have been friends for over 30 years, and it all began at Jerry’s Deli on Ventura Boulevard. Aniston shared the story of their first meeting on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” recalling how they were both 20 and 22.

The Story of Their First Meeting

A few days later, Sandler appeared on “The Tonight Show” and shared his version of their first meeting. He remembered seeing Aniston with a mutual friend while he was eating French toast and drinking chocolate milk with a crazy straw. “I had eggs. She had eggs. I blew bubbles,” he said, impressing Fallon with his memory.

A Friendship Built on Care

Their shared love of deli food is the beginning of what connects Aniston and Sandler. According to Aniston, their friendship is about looking out for one another. She joked about Sandler’s tendency to give her relationship advice and spoke about how she likes to take care of him on set.


“He’s so concerned with taking care of everybody else, which he really does, and he doesn’t take care of himself. I’m sorry to call you out on national television, Adam, but you have to know this.”

Aniston even acted as Sandler’s personal “set medic” during “Murder Mystery 2,” making smoothies and providing medicinal herbs to help him after long days of filming.

Aniston Honors Sandler

Just a few days before their appearances on “The Tonight Show,” Aniston honored Sandler with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. She supported him at the ceremony alongside Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, and Pete Davidson.

Sandler’s Fashion Choices

During her interview with Fallon, Aniston couldn’t help but laugh at Sandler’s fashion choices. She recalled a “nice dinner” in Italy where Sandler misread the dress code and showed up in basketball shorts, satin basketball shorts with white piping, Nike high tops, and a turquoise velour shirt. Despite his questionable outfit choices, Sandler has become somewhat of a style icon thanks to Vogue’s praise.


“Vogue, you know, basically made him a style icon. Now he’s like, ‘Vogue said I’m amazing like this!’ so thanks, Vogue.”


Despite their 30-year friendship, Aniston and Sandler still find ways to make each other laugh and have a good time. Their shared experiences, whether at a deli or on a movie set, have created a bond that has stood the test of time.