Matthew Perry, the actor who played Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, died on October 27, 2023, at the age of 54. He was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times. The cause of his death is still under investigation, but authorities suspect that he may have suffered a heart attack or a stroke.
Perry was one of the most popular and successful stars of his generation, thanks to his role on Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004. He also appeared in various films and TV shows, such as The Whole Nine Yards, The West Wing, The Good Wife and The Odd Couple. He also wrote a memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, which was published in November 2022. In the book, he opened up about his personal and professional life, including his struggles with addiction and depression.
But while Perry had a remarkable career and a loyal fan base, he never found lasting love in his life. He never married or had any children of his own. He did have several relationships with famous women, such as Julia Roberts, Yasmine Bleeth, Lauren Graham and Lizzy Caplan. He also got engaged to Molly Hurwitz, a literary manager, in November 2020. However, they broke up in June 2021, after less than two years together.
So who was Matthew Perry’s girlfriend? The answer is: he had many, but none of them lasted. Here is a look back at some of the women he dated over the years.
Julia Roberts (1995-1996)
Perry had his first high-profile relationship with none other than Julia Roberts. The sitcom star said he and the Pretty Woman actress started dating around the time she made a cameo in a 1995 episode of Friends, but he broke things off after just two months because he felt like he would “never be enough” for her.
“Dating Julia Roberts had been too much for me. I had been constantly certain that she was going to break up with me,” Perry wrote in his book, noting that he felt Roberts was “slumming it” by dating him.
Yasmine Bleeth (1996)
Sometimes life imitates art: Perry’s Friends character, Chandler Bing, had a crush on Yasmine Bleeth following her turn in Baywatch, and the pair eventually dated in real life. Their short-lived romance took place in 1996, but Chandler continued to make several references to Bleeth in future seasons of the beloved NBC series.
Neve Campbell (1998)
Perry made a habit out of dating his co-stars in the ’90s when he began seeing his Three to Tango scene partner Neve Campbell. The couple became close while filming the movie in 1998. However, they called it quits before the rom-com even hit cinemas the following year.
Maeve Quinlan (2002-2003)
The Whole Nine Yards actor had his first serious relationship with Maeve Quinlan. The Bold and the Beautiful alum, who portrayed Megan Conley for over 10 years, was linked to Perry from 2002 to 2003. It’s unclear what caused their split, though fans believe the former couple ended on good terms, as they posed together at a charity event in 2006.
Lauren Graham (2003)
Perry was linked to Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham in 2003, but he was single again just a few months later. It seems there was no bad blood between the pair, as they reunited several times and even appeared in the indie movie Birds of America together in 2008.
Rachel Dunn (2003-2005)
Perry moved on with professional volleyball player Rachel Dunn in 2003. The athlete made several public appearances with the Emmy nominee and was dating him when Friends came to an end.
Lizzy Caplan (2006-2012)
Perry had his longest relationship with Lizzy Caplan. The Mean Girls actress dated him for six years from 2006 to 2012. They kept their romance low-key and rarely attended events together. They reportedly split because Perry did not want to get married or have children.
Molly Hurwitz (2018-2021)
Perry got engaged to Molly Hurwitz in November 2020 after dating her for two years. Hurwitz is a literary manager who works at Zero Gravity Management. She is also an animal lover who fosters dogs.
“I decided to get engaged,” Perry told People at the time. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”
However, their engagement did not last long. They broke up in June 2021 amid rumors of Perry’s relapse into addiction and depression.
“Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them,” Perry said in a statement to People. “I wish Molly the best.”
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Matthew Perry was a beloved actor who starred in Friends and many other projects. He died on October 27, 2023, at the age of 54. He never married or had any children. He had several relationships with famous women, but none of them lasted. He was single at the time of his death. He will be missed by many people who admired him and enjoyed his work.