Matthew Perry’s misery over split from fiancée

He’s used to leaning on Molly for support

Matthew Perry fiancée Molly Hurwitz split

by Katie Holloway |

For Friends fans, the reunion special was the event we’d been waiting a long time for. For others – mainly Matthew Perry – it seems to have been a catalyst for misery. Not even a week after the special aired, the 51-year-old actor announced that he had split from his fiancée of seven months, Molly Hurwitz.

In a statement, Matthew said, “Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them. I wish Molly the best.”

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The pair had been together since 2018, and largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight. But we’re told the 29-year-old talent manager and producer was fed up with having to act like a mother figure to the actor.

“Molly has been holding his hand and taking care of Matthew ever since they got engaged,” an insider tells heat.

“She said it couldn’t work if Matthew was unable to stand on his own two feet and be more self-sufficient.”

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The source continues, “It’s going to be a big adjustment for Matthew and a test to see how far he’s really come these past couple of years. Some of his friends and family are worried he could fall apart.”

After his appearance on the Friends special, fans voiced their worries about the actor’s appearance and seemingly slurred speech. And we’re told that, without Molly for emotional support, he’s taken those comments to heart.

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“The reunion show was emotionally draining for Matthew, especially with all the speculation about his speech and mannerisms. He finds the drama and negativity of social media tough to deal with sometimes. Molly was always the one to keep him focused and shielded from it as much as possible, but without her around, he’s been going online and seeing what’s been said about him, both good and bad. That’s made him more stressed out and put him in gloomy mood.”

The source adds, “Thankfully for Matthew, he’s got a great team around him still and they’re all checking in to ensure he’s OK.”

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