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Friends star Matthew Perry; Was the Actor Dating Someone after Splitting with Longtime Girlfriend?

Updated On 30 Oct, 2023 Published On 26 Jun, 2017
Friends star Matthew Perry; Was the Actor Dating Someone after Splitting with Longtime Girlfriend?

Friends star Matthew Perry is still single and not dating anyone. Know about his personal life and affairs.

Matthew Perry, the name has become familiar among all of us as he's one of the most loved actors, for his outstanding comic role in the long-running NBC sitcom, Friends.

The 47-year-old Canadian and American actor is back on television with the famous CBS sitcom The Odd Couple alongside actors Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, and Wendell Pierce. And now we are wondering why the most charming yet brilliant actor is still single. 

After his split from his long-time girlfriend, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew is maintaining quite a low profile in the media. Is he dating someone secretly? Let's find out.        

Update 2023

Heartbreaking News: Matthew Perry's Unexpected Passing at 54

On October 28, 2023, the world bid a sad farewell to the beloved actor, Matthew Perry. A tragedy unfolded as he was discovered unconscious in his Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles home, lying in his hot tub. Despite frantic efforts to revive him, the Los Angeles Police Department ultimately confirmed his passing.

It's important to note that Perry was found in a jacuzzi, and there were no drugs found at the scene. LAPD Captain Scot Williams explained, "The exact cause of death may take some time to determine, but at this point, there are no suspicions of foul play."

Matthew Perry's untimely departure at the age of 54 left a profound sense of loss among those who had cherished his work both on and off the screen. His absence was deeply felt by a world that had come to love and admire the talented actor.

Matthew Perry is still single and doesn't want to get married

It seems like Matthew Perry is stuck in Episode 23 of Season 7 of Friends, where he runs away in panic before his wedding with Monica, played by beautiful Courteney Cox


But the show continues with a successful wedding of "Mondler" and unlike the show, Matthew is not yet ready to settle down. After breaking up with his girlfriend of six years, actress Lizzy Caplan, Matthew is back in the market.

Matthew Perry enjoying US Open with ex-Lizzy Caplan, 2011, Source: Daily Mail

He's not been rumored to be dating anyone and neither has announced anything about getting married. The strictly private actor is hiking all of his fan's anticipations and we want to see him getting hitched and start a happy family.

The 17 Again actor, split with his girlfriend Lizzy Caplan because he didn't want to get married and settle down with the beautiful actress.

Matthew Perry enjoying US Open with ex-Lizzy Caplan, 2011, Source: DailyMail

An insider source spilled the beans stating,

"Matthew wasn't ready to make the full commitment so they split. During their last year of the relationship, they were going rocky and facing several problems."

"They split a year and a half ago. It was hard for them to let go but ultimately Lizzy decided she wanted more."

Hence the pair split in early 2012 without any public announcement and had been dating since 2006. And now he's staying quite under the radar and focused on his new show. Could he BE any more single???

Past affairs of Matthew Perry

Back in 2007, Matthew was rumored to be dating the gorgeous, When Harry Met Sally, Meg Ryan. Meg had just gotten out of a divorce from husband actor, Dennis Quaid

Many gossip columns reported that the duo was secretly dating but neither of the couples confirmed the rumors and it just faded away.

Matthew Perry rumored to be dating Meg Ryan, Source: Zimbio

Matthew was also linked with his Birds of America (2008) movie actress Lauren Graham back in 2007 when they were working together.

They were spotted a couple of times going out together which raised lots of questions in the media. However, Matthew didn't drop a single word about his alleged relationship with the actress.

Matthew Perry and actress Laura Graham in a photo shoot, Source: Ranker

The most notable affair of Matthew was with Mean Girls, actress Lizzy Caplan. The duo started dating in early 2006 and dated for six long years until 2012, when they split citing personal differences. 


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Unlike his Friends co-actors, Matthew is discrete about his personal life and relationships. We wish him the best wishes for his future endeavors and hope he gets married soon.

Relationship Before Death!

Before his death, Matthew Perry's most recent romantic involvement was with literary manager Molly Hurwitz. Their love story commenced in 2018, culminating in an engagement in 2020. Nevertheless, their engagement came to an end in June 2021, with the exact reasons for the split remaining undisclosed.

Quick Facts about Matthew Perry

  • Born and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Matthew Langford Perry is a Canadian-American actor, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends and the 2006 movie The Ron Clark Story.
  • His parents, mother Suzanne and father John Bennett Perry got divorced when he was just one year old.
  • He attended Ashbury College but moved to Los Angeles and graduated from The Buckley School in 1987.
  • He pursued improv comedy in Sherman Oaks when he was still studying in high school and got the chance to work in the TV series Second Chance.
  • In 1993, he auditioned for Marta Kauffman and David Crane-directed sitcom Six Of One, which later became Friends, and got the part of the famous character Chandler Bing alongside actors, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc. Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, and Jennifer Aniston.
  • In 1997, Matthew Perry went for a 28-day rehab program for Vicodin addiction.
  • His addiction grew worse when he started using multiple drugs (vicodin, methadone, amphetamines) and alcohol.
  • Perry recovered from the addiction and received a Champion of Recovery Award in May 2013 from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

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