Behind 'Friends': Actually, Rachel Should’ve Ended Up With Joey!

Rachel and Joey's relationship in Friends was based on a strong foundation of friendship and mutual support, which made them a better match than Ross and Rachel. Ross and Rachel's relationship was often toxic, built on jealousy and selfishness, whereas Joey and Rachel brought out the best in each other. Although fans and even the cast may have been against it, Joey and Rachel could have ended up together and built a strong, long-lasting relationship as they matured and supported each other.