Matthew Perry added that he felt like Julia Roberts was “slumming it” by “dating” him
Matthew Perry of the Popular TV series Friends opens up in his memoir about why he broke up with the irresistible Julia Roberts in the ‘90s.
Mathew Perry is currently on his book tour for the pre-release promotions for his Memoir
“ Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing”. A lot of excerpts from the book have been shared during these promotions including the reference to why Keanu Reeves is still alive which has stirred quite a controversy.
In the memoir, Matthew has revealed that by the time the gorgeous Julia Roberts had made a cameo appearance on Friends they had started dating.
Matthew Perry had some troubled times through most of the filming of Friends. His life-threatening skiing accident made him dependent on medicines which finally became a major drug addiction.
He has been vocal in many Television interviews, about how even though he was an attractive man he didn’t feel comfortable around women. On the suggestion of Perry, this awkwardness was also imbibed in the character he played on Friends.
With troubled times and a problem with feeling comfortable around women, imagine dating a drop-dead gorgeous woman like Julia Roberts. Things went downhill for them quite soon.
According to Times UK, an excerpt from the book reads “ Dating Julia had been too much for me. I had been constantly certain she was going to break up with me.”
He added that he felt like Julia Roberts was “slumming it” by “dating” him.
I can’t imagine the mind this man has had to live with for most of his life. Having such little self-confidence while the whole world loved the awkward, adorable and funny character he played on Friends.
Matthew added “I was not enough. I could never be enough. I was broken, bent and unlovable. So instead of facing the agony of losing her. I broke up with the beautiful and brilliant Julia Roberts” he added.
As a huge fan of both Julia and Matthew, it pains me even today to know these two stars did not end up together. Susie Moss aka “Susie Underpants”, the quirky cameo that Julia did alongside Chandler will remain one of my favourite on-screen couple moments. Their on-screen avatars went downhill much like their real-life situation.
In his memoir, Perry has also mentioned that he is now sober and his father and his spiritual experience with God have helped him find this good place in life.
Chandler aka Matthew Perry let me tell you that at the end of the day it’s the person in the mirror, not on screen or another human being that will be telling you, “ I’ll be there for you like you’re there for me too”.