Ross and Rachel's break-up in 'Friends' (aka the moment love died) has finally been explained

Right in the feels.

By Bianca Mastroianni

So, as we all know now, the Friends reunion finally happened, and although Matthew Perry's presence was sorely missed, they gave him a cute lil shout out, and throughout the show we discovered things we've been wanting to know forEVER.

In the TV special celebrating director James Burrows, the man himself explained why certain things happened in the show, including the one we were all affected by most, the heartbreaking Ross and Rachel break-up.

"It's the same as Sam and Diane [from Cheers]. They flirted for a lot longer, but you have to shake it up. … If you don't fight, and if you don't get angry, you have no place to go."

Ok so that isn't exactly the closure we were expecting, but we'll take it.

James also explained his way of getting the Friends cast to be friends IRL, which by the way, sounds awesome.

"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. So I'll try to do lunch together. Sometimes I'll bring them here for a party, which I did with Mike & Molly. With the Friends kids, I took them to Vegas."

No wonder it was the best years of their lives...

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