Remember Lisa Kudrow’s baby bump when her character Phoebe Buffay was pregnant with triplets in season 4 of “Friends?” It was the real thing — and that baby is now a 23-year-old USC graduate.
Kudrow, 57, marked the occasion with an Instagram tribute to her son, Julian, who she shares with her husband, Michael Stern.
“Happy proud HAPPY. And a little crying. By me not him.. @juls_magewls,” Kudrow wrote in the caption alongside an image of her hugging Julian, who wore his graduation cap and gown, in front of University of Southern California’s stadium.
“The six of us would do a huddle backstage and just say, ‘All right, have a good show, love you love you love you love you,'” she said. “And when I was pregnant, then they would say, ‘Have a great show, love you love you — love you, little Julian!’ ‘Cause we knew it was a boy and that was his name. So sweet, they included my little fetus in the huddle.”
The same year, Kudrow appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and revealed how she felt about sending Julian off to college.
Laughing because Jimmy Kimmel made me laugh because he’s funny. pic.twitter.com/7W7cctuTLe
— Lisa Kudrow (@LisaKudrow) January 25, 2018
“He’s doing great. I’m doing — well,” Kudrow told Kimmel. Julian was 19 at the time. “I think I’m handling it really well — and, you know, like a mature adult. Happy that our son is away. And independent. It’s hard!”
“Friends” is a hot topic right now due to the upcoming and long-awaited TV reunion, “The One Where They Get Back Together.” It was originally scheduled to premiere in May 2020, but has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s not a reboot,” Kudrow said in January when she appeared on the podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe.
“It’s not, like, a scripted thing, we’re not portraying our characters,” she told Lowe. “It’s us getting together, which just doesn’t happen a lot and has never happened in front of other people since 2004 when we stopped… I think it’ll be great.”
The “Friends” reunion will be released on HBO Max on May 27.