- Matthew Perry told People that his engagement to Molly Hurwitz has been called off.
- The announcement came days after the “Friends” reunion aired.
- “Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them,” Perry said in a statement.
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“Friends” star Matthew Perry has called off his engagement to fiancée Molly Hurwitz, People reported.
In a statement provided to People, Perry said: “Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them.”
He added: “I wish Molly the best.”
Perry, 51, and literary manager Hurwitz, 29 started dating in 2018 according to People, and the pair became engaged in November 2020.
Perry told People at the time: “I decided to get engaged. Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”
Perry had previously been in a long term relationship with “Mean Girls” actress Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012. Before this, he briefly dated high profile stars including Julia Roberts and “Baywatch” actress Yasmine Bleeth.
Perry’s announcement to People calling off the engagement came days after the “Friends” reunion aired. The special episode featured all six main cast members of “Friends” looking back on their time on the show together for the first time ever and was well received by fans.
However, some concern was raised for Perry after the actor seemed to slur his words when speaking during the reunion and in interviews promoting the special. However, the “Friends” reunion director Ben Winston told the Hollywood Reporter that Perry was healthy.
“He was great. People can sometimes just be unkind. I wish they weren’t,” he said. “I loved working with him. He’s a brilliantly funny man and I thought he had some great one-liners in the show.
Winston continued: “I felt just happy and lucky to be in his presence and directing him on something like this.”
Perry has spoken candidly about his struggles with alcohol and substance abuse in past, saying in 2016 that he doesn’t remember shooting three seasons of “Friends” (“somewhere between seasons three and six”) as he was “a little out of it.”
In 2013, Perry told People: “I had a big problem with alcohol and pills and I couldn’t stop. Eventually, things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.”
The “Friends” reunion was Perry’s first television appearance since 2017, when he played Ted Kennedy in “The Kennedys: After Camelot.”
Perry will next be seen in Adam McKay’s star-studded Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up,” which will be Perry’s first film role since he appeared in “17 Again” opposite Zac Efron in 2009.
Insider has contacted Perry’s representatives for comment.