Did Matthew Perry (Chandler) date Jennifer Anniston? This has been one of the biggest inquiries netizens have been making for some time now, and now that Perry is no more, most fans want to find the truth once and for all.
Perry was discovered dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home on October 28, 2023. Detectives are currently conducting an investigation. TMZ was informed by law enforcement officials that he appeared to have drowned.
Perry underwent a five-month hospitalization in 2018 due to a gastrointestinal perforation, which was caused by opioid abuse. His condition was critical, and he was given a mere two percent chance of survival upon admission. Perry was placed on an ECMO machine to assist with breathing, and he remained in a coma for two weeks. Following his recovery, Perry had to rely on a colostomy bag for nine months.
Matthew Perry (Chandler) and Jennifer Anniston relationship explored
By the conclusion of the series, Chandler had entered into matrimony with Monica, portrayed by Cox, and together they had started a family. However, unbeknownst to viewers, Perry harbored a romantic interest in another member of the cast.
Perry once divulged his infatuation with his Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston, much to the delight of fans. Regrettably, it is said that Aniston rejected his advances, displaying a complete lack of reciprocation. The 54-year-old actor recounted his initial encounter with Aniston, also 54, which transpired prior to the commencement of filming the immensely popular sitcom.
Perry found himself immediately captivated by her mere presence. In an attempt to impress Aniston, Matthew reached out to her, informing her of two roles he had secured. However, it appears that his efforts failed to leave a lasting impression on her. These details are disclosed within his forthcoming memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, where he candidly discusses his personal struggles with addiction to alcohol and drugs.
“It was clear that this made her think I liked her too much, or in the wrong kind of way,” he wrote.
Despite the awkward encounter, Matthew proceeded to ask her on a date. He claims that she denied the offer and suggested they just be friends.
“[We] can’t be friends,” Matthew then blurted out. The two actors later sat down for their first Friends table read in 1994.
While Matthew still had romantic feelings for Jennifer, he said they “were able to sail right past the past and focus on the fact that we had both gotten the best job Hollywood had to offer”.
Who is Jennifer Aniston?
Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, producer and businesswoman. She rose to international fame for her role as Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004, for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Since her career progressed in the 1990s, she has become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses.
Matthew Perry biography
Perry, a former top-ranked junior tennis player, was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969. His mother, Suzanne Marie Morrison, served as press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, while his father, John Bennett Perry, is an American actor and former model.
Following his parents’ divorce, Perry was raised by his mother in Ottawa, Ontario, and also briefly lived in Toronto and Montreal. He attended Rockcliffe Park Public School, where he befriended future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and later Ashbury College.