Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz Split After Six-Month Engagement
While some of us have been mourning the loss of Friends for more than 15 years (can you believe that show ended more than 15 years ago?!), others of us have tried to keep Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey in our lives by keeping tabs on the actors who played them. That’s gotten a lot easier now that all six of them (finally) have Instagram accounts. Now we can just scroll through our feeds to see what our favorite celebs are getting up to.
Matthew Perry is the most recent Friends star to join Instagram, so naturally, we’ve got questions. Mostly, we want to know: Who is Matthew Perry dating? And as it turns out, there have been some recent developments on that front.
Matthew Perry dated Molly Hurwitz for three years before announcing their split in June 2021.
Back in December of 2019, The Sun reported that Matthew had been secretly dating a woman named Molly Hurwitz for months, starting sometime in 2018. According to Us Weekly, Molly is a talent manager and producer.
The pair had a pretty significant age gap (21 years), and Molly has apparently dated other men in the entertainment industry in the past; she was formerly linked to The Office actor B.J. Novak. She also appeared in an episode of Max Landis’s YouTube series Girl Stories.
According to The Sun, Molly posted a photo of the inside of Matthew’s home on Instagram around Christmas 2019. The caption read, “According to my parents’ custody agreement, my mother was not allowed to have a Christmas tree. Fortunately, there’s no such agreement for a daughter’s boyfriend, so Hurwitz gets a treeeeeeee!!!”
According to People, Molly confirmed her relationship with the Friends star with a sweet Valentine’s Day post on her (private) Instagram account in 2020. She posted a picture of Matthew, asleep on a couch and holding a smiley face balloon. “Second year being my valentine, but his first as an Instagram influencer,” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “HVD to my favorite.” Matthew used the same photo as his Instagram profile picture.
Things seemed to be going well for the couple, who announced their engagement in November 2020.
"I decided to get engaged," Matthew told People at the time. "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time."
It doesn't seem like things worked out between the two because six months later, they revealed that they had broken off the engagement. The pair offered no reasoning behind the split, just that they were no longer together. This comes not long after Matthew was accused of messaging young girls on Raya.
"Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them," Perry said in a statement to People. "I wish Molly the best."
Who else has Matthew Perry dated?
It’s been a while since Matthew’s love life was in the spotlight. He and Mean Girls actor Lizzy Caplan dated for six years from 2006 to 2012. Before that, he also dated Julia Roberts and Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth (although both of those relationships took place back in the ‘90s).