Jennifer Aniston made a surprise appearance at the Daytime Emmy Awards this weekend.
The Friend actress who gave her father, John Aniston, a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work Days Of Our Lives –– which he has starred in since 1985.
Even though he didn’t attend, and she sent her message via videoIt was still a touching moment: the father-son duo had previously been estranged.
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Jennifer choked in her speech: “This is not only an opportunity to honor a true icon in the world of daytime television, but also an opportunity to recognize the lifetime achievements of a great actor and respected, who is also my father.”
“John Aniston has worked continuously in television for over half a century,” she continued.
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The actress lists some of the iconic TV shows her father has been in, including guest appearances on shows like Werewolves, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Star Trek: Voyager, and Crazy men.
“It all appears simultaneously in almost every soap opera imaginable,” she quips. “You name it, I’m sure he was up there.”
Talk about Days of Our Lives Jennifer commented that “his dedication to that show earned him the respect and admiration of his co-stars, deep friendships, and moved millions of fans around the world.”
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“His career really is the definition of a lifetime achievement,” she concluded her speech.
Their relationship wasn’t always this good. When Jennifer was nine years old, John packed her things and left her with her mother. She told Rolling Stone in 1999 that she hadn’t seen him for a whole year.
Even though she was hurt, they eventually made up. “All the best, my dad explained and apologized, that’s enough. We made up. There were still hard parts for me, but I’ve grown. I can’t blame him. mother too.”
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Friends star Jennifer Aniston shared in the 90s