- Matthew Perry opened up about the status of his love life on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show.
- Perry joked that he “could not be more single” and has decided to stop using dating apps.
- Last year, the “Friends” star called off his engagement to fiancée Molly Hurwitz.
We’ve learned a lot about Matthew Perry’s love life in recent weeks, thanks to his new memoir, where he has detailed many of his past relationships, including his two-month-long relationship with Julia Roberts and his makeout session with Valerie Bertinelli.
However, channeling his “Friends” character Chandler, the actor has said that in stark comparison, these days, he “could not be more single.”
Chatting to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, Perry, 53, confirmed that following his split from fiancée Molly Hurwitz, he’s not found love again.
Perry and literary manager Hurwitz, 31, started dating in 2018, according to People. The pair became engaged in November 2020 before calling off their relationship just seven months later in June 2021.
While Perry mentioned in his interview with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer last week that he had previously dabbled in online dating, he told Cohen that he has sworn off apps for good now.
“Yeah, I’m off,” he said of the dating apps Raya and Tinder. “Off forever. It’s not the way to meet people, I don’t think. I’m not sure how to meet people, but that’s not the way to do it.”
Asked whether he would prefer to have a partner who is sober, the actor said that it would be good but isn’t necessarily the most important thing.
“I wouldn’t like to be with somebody who drank so much that you couldn’t recognize them,” he explained. “But I don’t have any rules about that.”
Perry released his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” on Tuesday, which shines a light on both his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and his time starring on the hit NBC sitcom “Friends,” which ran for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004.
In it, he also opened up about having a crush on Jennifer Aniston, though he said he found his other female costars, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox, attractive too.
Per an excerpt shared by The Times of London, Perry wrote about “crushing badly” on Aniston, in particular. The two actors knew each other before “Friends,” and Perry said that he was “immediately taken by her (how could I not be?) and liked her.”
“Our hellos and goodbyes became awkward,” he recalled. “And then I’d ask myself, how long can I look at her? Is three seconds too long?”
Although the “17 Again” star wanted to be more than friends with Aniston, they remained platonic and moved past his crush. Perry also said that Aniston was the person who reached out “the most” during his addiction battle.