Jen Aniston, Jon Stewart Went "on a Date" in the '90s

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He said, she said!

During Jennifer Aniston's Thursday night appearance on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart gushed about going out to dinner with the star in the mid-90s, when she first became a TV star on Friends.

"Of course I remember that," Aniston, now 41, said.

"You were adorable!" Stewart, 47, told the actress. "I asked you out, we went out! To an Italian restaurant" in Manhattan's East Village, he said. "And it was lovely"

He joked sheepishly: "You brought so many of your friends. I remember thinking 'Wow, she's so excited to be on a date with me that she wants me to get to know her posse.'"

Aniston's quip? "That's really sad," she said, explaining that the evening was a platonic group outing -- not a romantic tete-a-tete.

Stewart has been married to wife Tracey for ten years and has two kids: Nathan, 6, and Maggie, 4.

Tell Us: would Jen and Jon have made a nice couple back in the day?