Fact: The Ladies Of 'Friends' Grew Up Awesomely

by Kaitlin Reilly

Over the course of 10 seasons, Friends fanatics watched as six Manhattanites grew from young adults trying to figure out their next step to full-fledged grown ups finally who finally have everything together. (Well, almost everything together — no one's perfect.) It was a long journey for Ross, Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Monica and Joey, and, if you re-watch the Friends pilot, you'll see just how different the lives of these six pals really were. It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Monica and Chandler really were just friends, Joey hadn't yet starred on Days Of Our Lives , and Rachel was the worst waitress at Central Perk.

It may have taken 10 seasons for this gang to get their act in gear, but, luckily for fans, the journey was just as fun as the destination. Hardly anything happened to this group overnight — it took a lot of time for them to figure out what they wanted to accomplish in life, and even more time to actually get there. But that's perfectly fine, because, no matter what accomplishment or failure came to the group, these friends always had one another's backs. (The theme song wasn't "I'll Be There For You" for nothing!)

So what did this gang go through to get where they are today? Let's take a look at the ladies from the Friends group, because they started from the bottom in Season 1, and in Season 10 they were totally on top. Good on you, ladies.

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