Who is David Schwimmer's ex-wife? Zoe Buckman met 'Friends' star while waiting tables in London

Amid rumors of David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston's alleged off-screen romance, here's a relationship worth looking at

                            Who is David Schwimmer's ex-wife? Zoe Buckman met 'Friends' star while waiting tables in London
Actor David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman attend the Vanity and FX Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Party at Craft Restaurant on September 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The David Schwimmer-Jennifer Aniston romance rumors might have taken everybody by storm, but it sure did not strike hard-hitting enough to Schwimmer's ex. The faces of 'Ross' and 'Rachel' had confirmed their feelings for each other at the time of filming 'Friends: The Reunion'. Unfortunately, nothing transpired earlier as they were both with other people while they shot for 'Friends' years ago, but the chemistry between them was palpable according to those around them. At the time of the reunion, Friends fans were floored by the possibility of a real-life Ross and Rachel romance, but it is Schwimmer's off-screen romance with ex-wife Zoe Buckman that's sure to hit in every romcom fans' feels.

Rumors of the off-screen romance between Schwimmer and Aniston were recently confirmed by the outlet Closer who published sources' accounts of the actor allegedly visiting Aniston with his daughter. "They began texting immediately after filming ('Friends' reunion) and, just last month, David flew from his home in New York to see Jen in LA," the source told the outlet, adding: "They’ve been spending time at Jen’s home, where she’s cooked dinners in the evenings, and have enjoyed quality time together, chatting and laughing. They were also spotted drinking wine, deep in conversation, as they walked around one of Jen’s favorite vineyards in Santa Barbara, where it was clear there was lots of chemistry between them." 


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Actress Zoe Buckman, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer and actor David Schwimmer attend Chrysler John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos on April 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for John Varvatos)

Who is David Schwimmer's ex Zoe Buckman? 

The English artist and photographer was married to Schwimmer from 2010 to 2017. They also share a daughter, Cleo, who was born in May of 2011. Buckman and Schwimmer's romance reportedly began in 2006, when the actor was in London to direct the comedy 'Run Fatboy Run'. The film starring Simon Pegg and Thandy Newton went on to become incredibly popular, but throughout the filming, Schwimmer had allegedly found his real-life Rachel in Buckman who was working as a waitress. Buckman soon moved to Los Angeles to be with Schwimmer, and enrolled into the International Center of Photography in the city, before graduating in 2009.

Buckman was 25 when she married then 43-year-old Schwimmer in 2010. Seven years later, in 2017, the couple announced they were taking some time apart, and their divorce was announced later that year. Nicki Swift reports Buckman is "an internationally recognized feminist artist, whose work often addresses abuse, reproductive health, and women's rights." The former couple remains friendly to this day, their priorities being co-parenting their daughter Cleo and partaking in activism in nearly every social issue. 


Has Buckman addressed Aniston rumors?

Even though Buckman and Schwimmer continue to be friends, romance rumors surrounding him and Aniston is not something his ex has ever addressed. For insights on the credibility of those rumors, one must turn to Schwimmer's ex-girlfriend before he found love in Buckman — Australian singer and songwriter Natalie Imbruglia. The award-winning musician began dating the 'Friends' actor sometime in the late 1990s, around the same time he was playing Ross.

Imbruglia made the remarks about Schwimmer's crush on Aniston during an appearance on KIIS FM's 'Kyle and Jackie O Show'. While she didn't exactly remember when in the '90s she and Schwimmer dated, but she did recall an anecdote where she visited her then-boyfriend on the sets of 'Friends' once. Imbruglia revealed: "I do remember being on the set and I remember everybody being lovely and really, really nice. I wasn't paying attention to whether they were giving each other 'little looks' over my shoulder. I don't know if that was happening. I'm okay with whatever happened back then. It was a long time ago."