Julia Roberts fondly recalls her former flame, the late Matthew Perry from “Friends,” in a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” Reflecting on Perry’s untimely passing in October at the age of 54, Roberts expressed the heartbreak of losing someone so young. She emphasized the importance of appreciating life and moving forward positively.
The actress and Perry had a brief romance lasting about three months in the 1990s, coinciding with Roberts’ guest appearance on “Friends.” Perry detailed their fleeting connection in his memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.” In the book, he recounted sending Roberts three dozen red roses with a card expressing excitement about her appearance on the show.
Describing Roberts as someone who seemed destined to make the world smile, Perry shared the joy he felt during their time together, comparing himself to a giddy 15-year-old on his first date.
During the “ET” interview, Roberts conveyed her positive sentiments about her time on the “Friends” set, where she played Chandler Bing, a former classmate of Perry’s character. She reminisced about the good memories and feelings associated with that experience.
Interestingly, Roberts’s upcoming film, “Leave the World Behind,” makes a nod to “Friends.” In the same interview, her co-star Mahershala Ali noted the beauty of honoring Perry and the show in this way, coincidentally aligning with the present moment.