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David was a memorable ''Friends'' ex

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Hank Azaria, Friends

David was a memorable ”Friends” ex

DATED Phoebe

SEASONS 1, 7, and 9

DATING TYPE The Star-crossed Lover

THE LOVE STORY Folksinger Phoebe is irked when Hank chats with a friend during her performance, but she’s charmed to learn that he’s discussing her natural beauty. Sadly, they never seem to get in synch. First David is sent to Minsk, Russia, on a research grant. When he later returns with a wedding ring, Phoebe choses Mike instead.

FUN FACT His ex-wife, Helen Hunt, starred on ”Mad About You,” the show where Phoebe’s spacey twin sister Ursula got her start.

POST-”FRIENDS” Other than being the voice of numerous ”Simpsons” characters (Chief Wiggum, Moe, etc.), he played the naked French surfer in this year’s Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy ”Along Came Polly.”