Matthew Perry’s love life was marred by his all-consuming addiction to alcohol and opioids, which affected his ability to find love and settle down before he tragically passed away on Saturday.
Over the years, the “Friends” star struggled with a years-long addiction to alcohol and opioids, which subsequently affected many of his romantic relationships.
He died at age 54 “after drowning in his hot tub at home,” sources told DailyMail.com.
This time last year, the “17 Again” star – who was spotted out for lunch in Malibu with a mystery brunette just last month – admitted he had been sober for an indefinite amount of time and admitted he was finally looking for a supportive one Looking for a partner he could build a life with.
He was never married, but proposed to literary agent Molly Hurwitz in 2020 after a two-year relationship, his last public relationship.
Derailed Love Life: Matthew Perry was in and out of rehab, derailing much of his love life before he tragically passed away on Saturday. Over the years, the “Friends” star struggled with an addiction to alcohol and opioids, which subsequently affected many of his romantic relationships and his ability to settle down. seen in 2022
However, the couple split six months later as he was in a “really dark place” which affected their connection.
“There’s only so much you can hold on to someone,” said a close friend of Hurwitz’s, who was 22 years his junior In contact around the time of their separation. “He is in a really dark place and friends fear he may have relapsed.”
At the peak of his career, he had romantic relationships with many glamorous stars in Hollywood.
He had also attributed many of his short-lived romances to being “burned” by women who were only after his money.
In his memoir “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” published in November 2022, he spoke about his past relationships that were affected by his addiction.
He explained that because of his addiction, he only had short-term relationships and was unable to settle down with anyone for too long.
In his book, he discusses how he dated Julia Roberts for about a year from 1995 to 1996 and how he sabotaged their relationship by “dumping her” before she could leave him.
He wrote that he felt like he could “never be enough” for her.
“Dating Julia Roberts was too much for me,” he wrote in his book. “I was always sure she would break up with me.”
He had short-lived romances with stars such as Scream actress Neve Campbell, Cherry alumna Heather Graham and Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth.
His ex-fiancée: Perry’s last serious relationship was with literary agent Molly Hurwitz. The couple got engaged in November 2020 but split seven months later
First public romance: He dated Julia Roberts for about a year from 1995 to 1996 and how he sabotaged their relationship by “dump[ing]her” before she could leave him
Brief affair: In 1996, he briefly dated Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth
Dating his co-star: In 1998, he dated “Three” co-star Neve Campbell. The couple grew closer during filming, but had already called it quits before the romantic comedy even hit theaters
Short-lived romance: From 2002, Perry was in a relationship with “The Bold and The Beautiful” star Maeve Quinlan. The couple, pictured three years after splitting, finally announced their exit in 2003
Only a few months together: In 2003, he also had a brief affair with Cherry star Heather Graham
Seriously, the actor’s most controversial relationship was his two-year romance with fashion student Rachel Dunn (pictured), who was 14 years his junior. They dated from 2003 to 2005
Brief romance: He briefly dated Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham in 2008 before the relationship ended a few months later
His longest love: The actor’s longest relationship was with Lizzy Caplan from Mean Girls. They dated from 2006 to 2012
He also had a controversial two-year relationship with fashion student Rachel Dunn, who was 14 years his junior.
His longest relationship was with “Mean Girls” star Lizzy Caplan – it lasted six years, from 2006 to 2012.
After their split, he stayed out of the spotlight and was reportedly celibate for almost half a decade.
On Saturday, TMZ reported that Perry was found lifeless after accidentally drowning in the hot tub of an LA home.
No drugs were found at the crime scene and there was no evidence of foul play, the outlet reported.