Anna Gragert
Updated Feb 19, 2016 @ 5:32 pm
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Ross and Rachel from "Friends"
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The question “Why did Ross and Rachel break up?” is right up there with “Why do I have to pay taxes?” However, the only difference is that we now have an answer to that first query (and are still in denial about the second).

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Whenever Ross and Rachel went through a rough patch on Friends, we, too, felt as though we were going through a rough patch (because empathy). Even so, that doesn’t mean we don’t have questions – and plenty of them! Specifically, there’s one that’s been plaguing us for years: Why, oh why, did Ross and Rachel have to break up in the first place?!

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The answer (FINALLY):

Okay… So, that may not be the detailed explanation we were looking for, but – we have to admit – it does make sense. Every couple faces ups and downs, including the fictional ones we may or may not be living vicariously through on TV.

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On a positive note, Burrow also talked about how the Friends actors were actually friends in real life: “I sit with my cast, and I talk to them about their characters, and I try to get them to like one another because if they do, that’s going to come across onscreen.”

Matt LeBlanc confirmed Burrow’s heartwarming method when he added,

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This Sunday, we can witness the beautiful Friends reunion for ourselves on NBC at 9pm. You can bet on us marking our calendars so we remember to watch!