Holly Willoughby: This Morning host baffles fans by claiming Friends stars are her parents

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This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby, 40, celebrated her parent’s 44th wedding anniversary by sharing a sweet snap of them on social media in tribute to their long-lasting marriage. However, the star went a step further after noticing the uncanny resemblance Terry and Lynne bore to on-screen Friends couple Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) and Richard Burke (Tom Selleck) and went on to post a tongue in cheek comparison picture which left her fans confused.

44 years of marriage… congratulations mama and papa Willoughby… love you

Holly Willoughby

 Posting a snap of her parents together, the ITV host penned a sweet caption.

“44 years of marriage… congratulations mama and papa Willoughby… love you,” she wrote.

However, fans were quick to compare her mum to Friends starlet Courteney Cox.

Noticing the resemblance, one wrote: “Is it me or does your mum slightly resemble a young Courtney Cox?”(sic)

Another added: “They look like Monica and Richard (friends),” adding two laughing face emojis.

After seeing the comments, the This Morning star went on to post another celebratory snap featuring the same caption – but with one slight difference.

Instead of the ITV presenter’s parents featuring in the picture, actors Tom Selleck and Courteney Cox were surrounded by a red heart.

The pair starred together in the hit series Friends, and were involved in a romantic plot line before parting ways over their difference of opinion in wanting children.

Fans of the star were left baffled by the snap and took to the comments to relay their thoughts on the hilarious image.

Actress Tamzin Outhwaite was left so convinced by the image that she believed the Hollywood stars were really Holly’s parents.

“I thought this was Tom Sellick and Courtney Cox… such handsome parents Hol,”(sic) she wrote with a red heart emoji.

Another fan added: “Am I as confused as everyone else?!!”

While a third wrote: “Is your mum Monica!?”

Nevertheless, one fan attempted to set the record straight on the identities of the people in the post.

“I’m sorry but that’s Tom Sellick and Courtney cox, has everyone gone mad?”(sic) they stated.

Celebrating the anniversary, one follower commented: “Congratulations although I did think it was Monica and Richard from friends! X”

Holly has previously spoken about wanting to emulate her parents’ lasting marriage.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: “My mum and dad have been together for years and years, and they’re a real team.

“My mum instilled in me the importance of family life and being married to somebody who is a real partner.

“From watching her with my dad over the years, I knew that was something I really wanted for myself,” she added.

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