The "We were on a break" moment was responsible for their split.
And ultimately spurred seasons of their "on again off again" relationship status.
But producer Kevin S Bright has some rather shocking news - it was never meant to happen.
Which no doubt Ross would adhere to.
Bright explained to Metro that the show’s writers wanted Ross and Rachel to remain together.
“When we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, ‘Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon.’” Bright said.
“There wasn’t that sexual tension anymore.”
He also shared that their season three breakup “wasn’t planned that way — that came a little later”.
“It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for.”
As for whether there will be a Friends reunion? Bright says that's on a forever break.
“Oh yeah … We had a meeting a month ago where I had hoped it would come back,” he told the publication.
“I love David Crane’s quote that ‘50-year-olds hanging out in a coffee shop would be pathetic’."
“If we did come back it would be the same characters but wouldn’t be the same show. They’re at different places in their lives, potentially divorces and so we feel just like letting them go off into the sunset is one of the things which keeps them going in people’s minds … I think that’s best left to the audience.”