On Friday (May 28), the 51-year-old superstar singer shared a throwback photo on Instagram of herself rocking wavy locks and a half ponytail similar to that of Aniston’s Rachel Greene in the 1990s sitcom.
“#FBF A sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo,” Mimi captioned the snapshot of herself on stage, adding the laughing-crying emoji and the hashtag #friends.
Aniston took notice of Carey’s post and left her seal of approval in the comments section. “LOVE IT,” the actress, 52, wrote alongside a flame emoji.
While Friends aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, star Aniston made her character’s hairstyles popular. The most beloved ‘do was The Rachel, a layered shoulder-length look with plenty of body that perfectly framed the actress’s face; it became widely copied by fans.
Carey’s throwback post arrived just in time for the long-awaited Friends: The Reunion special on HBO Max, which aired Thursday. Hosted by James Corden, the special brought Friends stars Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, along with guest appearances by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and BTS.