It was a whirlwind romance that captured the hearts of fans and left a lasting impact on both Julia Roberts and Matthew Perry. But their love story was cut tragically short when Matthew Perry passed away on Julia’s 56th birthday.
Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit TV show Friends, had been struggling with insecurities and addiction during his relationship with Julia Roberts. Despite their palpable chemistry, Perry couldn’t shake the feeling that he was “slumming it” with Roberts and ultimately decided to end their relationship.
In the wake of Perry’s heartbreaking death, sales of his memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” have skyrocketed. Fans are eager to learn more about the beloved star and his tumultuous journey, including his relationship with Roberts.
In his candid memoir, Perry recounts the heights of their romance in the 90s. He describes Roberts as the biggest movie star in the world, while he himself was on the number one show on TV. Their paths crossed when Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman asked Perry to woo Roberts with flowers and a card, hoping she would agree to appear on an episode of the show.
Perry’s efforts paid off, and Roberts agreed to be part of the post-Super Bowl episode in 1996. But the wooing didn’t stop there. Perry embarked on a three-month courtship with daily faxes – a charmingly old-fashioned form of communication in the pre-internet, pre-cell phone era.
Their on-screen chemistry was undeniable, with Perry recalling that their kiss on the couch felt so real that people believed it was. They even celebrated New Year’s Eve together at Roberts’ family home in New Mexico during their brief romance.
However, Perry’s struggles with drugs and alcohol took a toll on their relationship. He felt constantly plagued by the fear that Roberts would leave him, causing him to preemptively end their relationship. Perry writes that he thought he was “not enough” and “unlovable,” leading him to break up with the beautiful and brilliant Julia Roberts.
The news of Matthew Perry’s death has left the world in shock and sadness. Hollywood has lost one of its brightest stars. On the same day, Julia Roberts celebrated her 56th birthday, undoubtedly experiencing the pain of losing him once again. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her, along with friends and family, during this difficult time.
The exact cause of Perry’s death is still under investigation, but early reports indicate no presence of drugs or foul play. As we anxiously await further details, let us remember the joy and talent that Matthew Perry brought to our lives, and keep him and his loved ones in our thoughts.