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15th Nov 2023

Courteney Cox shares heartbreaking tribute to Matthew Perry

Charlie Herbert

Courteney Cox shares heartbreaking tribute to Matthew Perry

‘I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty’

Courteney Cox has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her former Friends co-star Matthew Perry following his death.

Last month, Perry, who was known the world over for his role as Chandler in the legendary sitcom, passed away at the age of 54 after being found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home.

Cox, who played Monica in Friends, has since taken to Instagram to share a moving tribute to her on-screen husband.

She also shared one of her favourite scenes she filmed with Perry, along with a behind-the-scenes clip which showed how “funny and kind” he was.

The actor wrote: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.

“When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.


“To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.

“In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say.

“He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind.”

The clip is the moment that the audience first see Monica in bed with Chandler, confirming that the pair had finally got together.

After Ross runs into Chandler’s room on his wedding morning, Monica emerges from under the covers to rapturous applause and cheers from the audience.

As the applause dies down, Cox then turns to Perry and says “Okay your turn” before adding: “We’re kidding! He told me to say it, he did!”

Cox’s tribute came on the same day as fellow Friends star Matt LeBlanc also penned a tribute to Perry, in which he said his times with the late actor “are honestly among the favourite times of my life” and that it was “an honour to share the stage with you and to call you my friend.”

The Instagram posts were the first individual tributes to be shared by the main Friends stars.

All five of Cox, LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow had released a joint statement last month following his death in which they said they were “utterly devastated.”

The statement read: “We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.

“There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able.

“For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”

All five of them attended Perry’s funeral last month.

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