AceShowbiz - Courteney Cox's Walk of Fame ceremony has turned into a mini "Friends" reunion. Her former co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, who have since become best friends in real life, braced the rain to support her at the big event on Monday, February 27.
Jennifer and Lisa delivered a heartfelt speech at the ceremony. "We're very honored to be here today to speak on your behalf, as your coworkers, friends, family, your sisters. We've known you for a very long time," Jennifer began, with Lisa adding, "It's been that way since we met almost 30 years ago." Jennifer interjected, "No, not 30 years ago. That's a typo," but the Phoebe Buffay depicter assured her friend it was not.
"To be friends with Courtney is to be family with Courtney, and she is responsible for all of that," "The Morning Show" star Jennifer continued. "From the beginning of when we met her, she was immediately inclusive, warm, loving, interested in everything about you. And I was really nervous to meet her because I was a huge fan."
Lisa added, "She was the only one of the cast who was famous. We were all taking our cues from her." Her co-star, who played Rachel Green on hit NBC sitcom, went on remembering Courteney on the set of the show, "From the beginning, she made it very clear that this was a true ensemble. She instilled into all of us to support each other and to love one another and that actors need to support and love one another." Lisa also credited Courteney for being the reason that the "Friends" cast was "one of the closest, most supporting cast" in the biz.
"Courteney, we just want to say that we are deeply, deeply proud to know you. You are the definition of a truly beautiful, talented, and, what's most important, a truly good and decent human being … Thank you for enriching our lives personally," Lisa said of her longtime pal.
"You're one of the funniest human beings on the planet Earth," Jennifer gushed. "Nothing makes me happier than a Courteney joke and always making us smile. And thank you for enriching our lives with your work. We are so proud of you."
The "Murder Mystery 2" star also took to her Instagram account to honor Courteney on her big day. "Very proud of our girl @courteneycoxofficial today. I love these women with literally every ounce of my heart and soul @lisakudrow and I were on a cloud being able to celebrate her and her incredible achievements," she captioned their photos at the event and on the set of "Friends".
Following the ceremony, Courteney spoke to Access Hollywood about how much Jennifer and Lisa mean to her. "They're my girls, I love them. They support me in so many ways, so it's not surprising that they came out in the rain and supported me here," she said.
While the male actors of "Friends", including David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc, were noticeably absent at the event, Courteney was also supported by her longtime pal Laura Dern at the ceremony.