Matthew Perry Reveals Why He Left Julia Roberts

Matthew Perry, one of the stars of the ‘Friends’ series, told for the first time why he left his colleague Julia Roberts, with whom he had a love for a while.

Matthew Perry, who played the character of ‘Chandler Bing’ in the ‘Friends’ series, which was broadcast between 1994-2004 and is still loved and watched in many countries of the world, made statements about his relationship with his colleague Julia Roberts, with whom he had a love affair for a while.

In her upcoming book ‘Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing’, Perry described how she impressed Roberts with hundreds of fax messages and admitted that he left the actor because he was afraid she would leave his.

Perry, 53, revealed that his relationship with Julia Roberts began in 1995, after the famous name was interviewed for a role in an episode of the series. The producers asked Perry to contact with her after Roberts said he would only take a guest role if he could appear in a story with Perry’s character, ‘Chandler Bing’.


Matthew then told Julia Roberts that he had sent flowers: “I sent her three dozen red roses and wrote on the card, ‘The only thing more exciting than the prospect of being on the show was that I finally had an excuse to send you flowers.’ Julia just agreed to be on the show. Not only did she serve me a gift, she also sent me a gift. She bought me a lot of bagels.”

According to the news in DailyMail; Julia Roberts’ acceptance to appear in an episode of the second season of ‘Friends’ led to what Perry describes as a ‘quarterly flirtation’ via daily faxes while the actress was working on a film in France.


Perry later used the following statements:

Three or four times a day, I would sit at my fax machine and watch the piece of paper slowly showing Julia’s next letter. I was so excited that some nights I found myself flirting with an attractive woman at a party; but I would cut the conversation short and run home and see if a new fax came in. Often a message would come.


Matthew Perry and Julia Robers finally fell in love; However, Perry left her colleague two months after she was cast on the show. The famous name included the following statements about his separation from Roberts:

Falling in love with Julia Roberts was just too much for me. I was sure you would leave me. Why wouldn’t you leave? I was not enough; I could never be enough I was broken and twisted and unlovable. So instead of facing the inevitable pain of losing her, I broke up with the beautiful and intelligent Julia Roberts. I cannot describe the look of surprise on her face.

Matthew Perry also admitted to watching Julia Roberts get an Oscar for her role in ‘Erin Brockovich’ while he was in rehab five years later.


On the other hand, Matthew Perry recently said that his large intestine was ruptured at the age of 49 due to his addiction to a harmful drug, he was in a coma for two weeks and was hospitalized for months.

Speaking to People, Perry explained that he had to use a colostomy bag for nine months after suffering a gastrointestinal perforation, had undergone a total of 14 operations on his stomach, and went to rehab 15 times to get rid of addiction.


The actor later said: “The doctors told my family I had a two percent chance of surviving. I was hooked up to a device called an ECMO machine that does all the breathing for your heart and lungs. And usually nobody comes out of it alive.”


“I wanted to share my story when I got rid of the dark side of it all. I had to wait until I was sober, active alcoholism and addicted quite safely to tell what I went through,” Perry said.

According to the news in DailyMail; The famous name, who said that his alcohol problem started to appear in the TV series “Friends”, where he started acting at the age of 24, stated that he was able to cope with it at that time, but when he was 34 years old, “he got into a lot of trouble”.


The actor, who was nominated for an Emmy’s Best Actor in Comedy, admitted that at one point in his ‘Friends’ career, he took 55 harmful pills a day and lost 58 kilograms, but ‘doesn’t know how to stop’.


Explaining that the disease is getting worse and progressing, Matthew stated that his co-stars in the series are “understanding and patient” and said:

I liken it to penguins. Penguins surround and support their friends when one of them is sick or badly injured. They circle around until that penguin can walk on its own. That’s what the cast did for me.

Stating that he is healthy now, Matthew Perry preferred not to share how long he had been ‘sober’. In addition, Perry said that his body was covered with scars from the 14 surgeries he mentioned before, and that these scars were a ‘reminder’ to stay away from his bad habits.

Matthew Perry stated that his therapist had warned him that if he started using harmful substances again, he might need to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his life, which helped him prevent a relapse of his addiction.

Ece Nagihan

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