Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Texting Matthew Perry The Day He Died

The star emphasised that he was "happy" and "healthy".
Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston has opened up about texting Matthew Perry the morning of his death.

In a new interview with Variety, Aniston spoke about Perry being “happy” and “healthy” in the days leading up to his death.

“He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy—that’s all I know,” Aniston told the publication, while her The Morning Show co-star Reese Witherspoon held her hand.

“I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy.”

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry in 1998.
Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry in 1998. (Credit: Getty )

Before his death, Perry had been open about his decades-long drug and alcohol struggle. However, in the interview, Aniston seemed to emphasise that Perry had not relapsed, despite what people may believe.

“I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard,” she said.

“He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”

Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry talking about his book in 2023. (Credit: Getty )

The actress also spoke about Perry’s influence on the character of Chandler Bing, specifically his manner of speaking.

“His way of speaking created a whole different world,” she explained. “We went with his lead, in a way. It just added something to our joy.”

Perry died from drowning in his hot tub on October 28, 2023. His official cause of death has not yet been determined.

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