The Friends star had received her first nomination for her role as Rachel Green, and Pitt was there to show his support.
The celebrities, who had tied the knot just two years before, strolled hand in hand and wrapped their arms around each other as they posed for pictures.
Three years later, they divorced.
Even though Aniston and Pitt broke up more than a decade ago, fans’ interest level in the duo has remained strong. For instance, many were surprised to see the Moneyball star attend Aniston’s 50th birthday party earlier this year. So when pop culture enthusiasts learned both celebrities were among the 2020 Golden Globe nominees, they couldn’t help but wonder if a red carpet run-in could occur.
Of course, fans will just have to wait until the big award show to see if this takes place. The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards show takes place Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.
Until then, enjoy this trip down memory lane and look back at photos of Aniston and Pitt at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.
Watch our Golden Globes: E!’s Inside Guide special this Thursday at 11 p.m. for a Globes preview. And don’t miss E!’s Live From the Red Carpet 2020 Golden Globes coverage Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT followed by the Globes ceremony on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!