Date: 24th March 2001
FRIENDS hunk DAVID SCHWIMMER is finally to marry fiancee MILI AVITAL - despite splitting from her last year (00).
Gorgeous pals MATT LeBLANC and MATTHEW PERRY, who play JOEY and CHANDLER in the series, will be by his side for the big day, as well as already married co-stars JENNIFER ANISTON, COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE and LISA KUDROW.
David, 34, and bride-to-be Mili, 28, first met on the set of their movie KISSING A FOOL (1998) three years ago. But they separated last year because David felt "too pressured" into making a commitment.
The summer (01) marriage will end the couple's will they-won't they relationship that mirrors that of Schwimmer's character in the popular comedy series. In the show, he plays unlucky-in-love ROSS GELLER. David had even reunited with old flame, British singer NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, before he and Mili were reunited. A close friend says, "He realised that the only girl in the world for him was Mili." (EJB/WNTST/MCM)