Matthew Perry, as Chandler Bing from the popular American sitcom ‘Friends’, died abruptly on Saturday, leaving everyone in mourning. Chandler was and will always be a comfort figure for many of us, as was the way he handled Courteney Cox’s Monica Geller when they began dating. A source close to the actor revealed a few years ago that his fondness for Cox arose from his real-life affections for the actress. And he was never able to completely let go of those sentiments.
Matthew was never in a relationship with Courteney in real life because they were both dating or married to other people [in the case of Cox] while filming the show. Even after that, they kept in touch with others, but only as ‘Friends.’ Everyone was stunned when the 54-year-old actor was discovered dead in his LA home’s jacuzzi. There have been no indications of foul play, but the cause of his death remains unknown.
When Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing and Courteney Cox got together behind everyone’s back at Ross’ wedding in London, it was one of the show’s greatest and most spectacular surprises. The narrative provided some of the series’ most amusing moments, and the chemistry between Cox and Perry was off the charts throughout. They genuinely defined relationship objectives, even when they didn’t exist.
Monica, played by Courteney Cox, is well-known for her OCD. When everyone else criticised her for being high maintenance, Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing made her feel better by saying that he liked ‘maintaining her,’ and it was just amazing—moments like these helped Mondler [Monica+Chandler] become one of the most popular couples not only on this show but in the entire television world.
During that time, a person close to Perry told US Weekly that Perry planned to develop a real-life connection with Cox. According to the insider, “Matthew has always been in love with her.” Matthew has never entirely recovered from her.”
From 1999 to 2013, she was married to David Arquette. Perry, on the other hand, has had relationships with Julia Roberts, Yasmin Bleeth, and Lizzy Caplan.
We’ve all seen Matthew Perry’s Chandler tenderly staring at Courteney Cox’s Monica on Friends, and it’s something we’ve all wished for in real life. Matthew’s death appears to be a personal loss for everyone, and it will be difficult to come to terms with, but we will get through it.