Jennifer Aniston is remembering her late friend Matthew Perry.
The FRIENDS star and LolaVie founder took to social media to post a photo of the two of them on set, looking at each other and laughing. Beneath the image, she writes:
“Oh boy this one has cut deep… Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before. We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep.”
She continues, “And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us.”
Jennifer also shared a screenshot of a text message from Matthew which reads, “Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day.”
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In her post, she explains how much Matthew loved making others laugh.
“As he said himself, if he didn’t hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that. He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard.”
She ends her message, “Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying, ‘could you BE any crazier?’ Rest little brother. You always made my day.”
Jen and Matthew had been close friends along with their costars Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox, since meeting on the set of their sitcom in the 90s.
The late actor often praised Jennifer for always being there for him. In his memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he said it was Jen who reached out to him about his addiction problem.
Matthew sadly passed away at his Pacific Palisades home on October 28, 2023.
His loved ones have since set up The Matthew Perry Foundation, to continue his mission to help people struggling with addiction.
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