Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Reveal The Bizarre Pet Names They Have for Each Other
Friendships that last are priceless and the Murder Mystery 2 co-stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have shared a long-standing bond for over 30 years. During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight ahead of their upcoming Netflix release, the Hollywood A-listers revealed pet names they have for each other. Their camaraderie made us feel nostalgic for our own times with old pals.
Aniston, 54 and Sandler, 56, addressed each other with adorable nicknames and it's impossible not to gush over them. Talking about the "best part of being (Aniston's) onscreen partner," Sandler said, "Well, you certainly have a way of making life fun on the set. You're caring. You care about how I'm doing and if I'm enjoying my life, if I'm healthy. You do things to make my beard smell better." So heartwarming!
He jokingly added, "When we do kissing scenes, you wait to go into the other room to scream, 'What the hell was that?' And that's it, that's all I got for you, Anaburger," reports PEOPLE. Yes, it's Anaburger for Aniston. A reference to the most popular fast food? We are buying it.
Now, it was time for Aniston to unveil the mystery of Sandler's pet name. And the blonde beauty went with a name for footwear. Aniston quipped, "Alright, Sandalman," and they continued their conversation. The Hollywood stars certainly gave their fans a treat by revealing the nicknames but we wonder what the idea behind these names was. Let's try to decode them.
'Sandalman' sounds like a portmanteau of Sandler's last name and his love for sandals that he is often seen wearing in Malibu. 'Anaburger', however, is slightly complicated. 'Ana' comes from Aniston but 'burger' does not seem to fit in the equation as the Friends star has been on a health kick for decades and burgers are not really her thing. Well, it seems the co-stars divulged the nicknames but concealed the mysterious reasons behind their names. Maybe the reason is just them being adorable? We can only guess.
Aniston also joked about Sandler's laid-back style and the comedian tried and failed to get Aniston to eat a cookie during the Q&A.
While promoting the Netflix movie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Aniston shared she naturally feels a lot of care for the comedian. The Murder Mystery star shared, "He's so concerned with taking care of everybody else, which he really does and he doesn't take care of himself. I'm sorry to call you out on national television, Adam, but you have to know this." Aniston, being the best bud, also makes fresh smoothies for the Happy Gilmore star while they are together on sets. Aniston also joked, "And [Sandler's wife, Jackie Sandler]'s like, 'Thanks, it lasted a minute.'"
The colleagues first appeared together in Just Go With It in 2011, reunited for the Netflix original Murder Mystery (2019) and returned for the upcoming sequel Murder Mystery 2. The film is set four years apart and the plot follows Nick (Sandler) and Audrey (Aniston), who are full-time detectives, struggling to get their private-eye agency off the ground.
Aniston told Jimmy Fallon, "When you meet back up with us, we're not doing that great. So we get invited to a wonderful wedding of someone wonderful, and say, 'We need a break, we need a vacation.' And that's where our mistakes happen." The movie starts streaming on March 31, 2023, on Netflix.