Late Friends star Matthew Perry apparently wanted to become a father and have children before he died on Saturday. Perry had talked about his desire to have a family when speaking with People magazine. Unfortunately, he never got that done before dying at 54 years old.
“I think I’d be great. I really do,” Perry said, according to Fox News. “(And) I grew up with a lot of little kids around me, and that’s probably why, but I can’t wait.” During his lifetime, Perry did have some high-profile relationships. But none of them ended up in marriage.
The actor, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, also reportedly wanted to be loved and loved back in return. Yet he admitted that he had “a tremendous amount of fear” of it. “Through a lot of work, I’ve got over that fear. I’m going to learn as I go,” he said.
Perry said that the thing that’s changed about him “is I have no interest in hanging out with somebody that I don’t know or somebody that I’m not that into,” he told People. “The next person I really take seriously is somebody that I’m going to be in love with and not be scared by the things that used to scare me.
Matthew Perry Stopped Being Saddled With Fear
“I’m not run by the fear I used to be run by so everything’s kind of different,” he explained. “I’m feeling more confident and I’m not afraid of love anymore, so the next girl I go out with better watch out,” he joked.
Most recently, Perry was seeing Molly Hurwitz. The couple split up in 2021 after being engaged. Hurwitz broke her silence days after Perry died in a candid statement on Instagram. She wrote, “I loved him deeper than I could comprehend, he was complicated, and he caused pain like I’d never known. No one in my adult life has had a more profound impact on me than Matthew Langford Perry. I have tremendous gratitude for that, for everything I learned from our relationship.”
But Perry did say that it was fear that drove him to often terminate his own relationships. “That was me afraid… That is what I manifest, something that’s wrong with them. And then I break up with them,” he revealed. “But there can’t be something wrong with everyone. I’m the common denominator. I left first because I thought they were going to annihilate me.”
Among the women that Perry saw in his life included Julia Roberts, Lizzy Caplan, Valerie Bertinelli, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Perry was found dead in his hot tub at his home on Saturday. An autopsy is to be performed on Perry’s body with results coming out soon after it is done.
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