Date: 21st August 2001
JENNIFER ANISTON's FRIENDS character RACHEL GREEN is definitely pregnant - and the father will play a leading role in the hit show. The last season of the sitcom ended with a cliff hanger suggesting Rachel and COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE's character MONICA were with child.
And audience members who have just watched the taping of the next series premiere confirm that it is in fact Rachel - not Monica - who is expecting.
One viewer says, "The episode opens with everyone congratulating Monica on her pregnancy, and when she tells them she's not the one who's expecting, PHOEBE deflects attention from the real mama-to-be by proclaiming herself pregnant. Pheebs goes on to say she can't reveal the father of her child because 'he's very famous', while Rachel gathers the female pals in the hall bathroom so she can take another home pregnancy test. "
The episode ends, I'm told, with Rachel's second rabbit test confirming she's with child. " (SVD/WNWE/NFA