Friends: Warner Bros.
EW Staff
January 27, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

”Friends”’ Rachel and Ross are a hot TV couple

PLAYED BY Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer

RELATIONSHIP STATUS Though they’re in love with their new baby Emma, they’re not exactly gaga over each other right now. After catching roomie Rachel kissing an officemate (Dermot Mulroney), the jealous Ross admitted that he’d been hiding her phone messages; Rachel, furious, moved back in with Joey.

WHY WE LOVE THEM They’ve been devoted to each other through so many bad times (misunderstandings, divorces, that unfortunate ”we were on a break!” incident) — so it’s easy to wish them happiness together. After all, as Pheebs would say, he IS her lobster.

WHY WE DON’T Ross hasn’t been the most likable character lately. (What’s with his increasingly dorky, control-freak behavior?) And compared with last year’s surprising Joey-loves-Rachel story line, the constant wavering of the Gellar-Green duo — sure to continue deep into next season — feels a bit tired.

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