Jennifer Aniston was obviously irresistible long before she was one of Hollywood's best Friends.
In what basically amounts to an aside in a new essay about his days as a writer's assistant on the TV-sitcom circuit, GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson reveals that Aniston had a fling with Charlie Schlatter, who played the titular truant in the short-lived small-screen version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The show lasted for one season between 1990 and 1991, and it sounds as if that hookup--when Aniston was barely 21—didn't last for nearly as long.
"She was lovely, kept to herself on the set, smoldering a bit like her outraged character, 17-year-old Jeannie Bueller," Nelson wrote of the then-aspiring star, who took on the role originated by Jennifer Grey in theclassic comedy starring Matthew Broderick.
"She was a brunette then, with none of Rachel Green's bob or self-possession," he continued. "Oh, and there's this. GQ can exclusively report that everyone on set thought she was hot, including Schlatter, with whom she had a brief, torrid romance—while playing, it must be said, his older sister. To we immaturions on the show, this seemed extra-hot. Like performative incest."
No word on whether the split was amicable or who broke up with whom. But both seem to be doing OK.
Schlatter, who went on to costar in Diagnosis: Murder, has been married to wife Colleen Gunderson since 1994 and they have three children together.
Obviously Schlatter and Aniston's "high school" days are way behind them both.