Courteney Cox Feels Matthew Perry's Presence Often

Courteney Cox shares her spiritual experiences and heartfelt memories

by Zain ul Abedin
Courteney Cox Feels Matthew Perry's Presence Often
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Courteney Cox recently opened up about her spirituality and her continued connection with her late Friends co-star Matthew Perry. In a heartfelt interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Cox revealed that she still senses Perry's presence, reflecting on their close bond and his comedic brilliance.

Perry, who tragically passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54 from a ketamine overdose, left a lasting impact on those who knew him. Cox described Perry as "probably one of the funniest human beings in the world" and shared how she feels his presence often.

"You know, he's just so funny. He is genuinely a huge heart, obviously struggled," Cox said. "I'm so thankful I got to work so closely with him for so many years. He visits me a lot, if we believe in that." Elaborating on her spirituality, Cox mentioned that she communicates with several loved ones who have passed away.

"You know, I talk to my mom, my dad, Matthew - I feel like there are a lotta people that are, I think, that guide us. I do sense, yeah, I sense Matthew's around, for sure."

Remembering Matthew Perry

Perry was open about his struggles with addiction, which ultimately led to his untimely death.

Following his passing, Cox and her Friends co-stars issued a joint statement expressing their grief. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew," the statement read. "We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.

There is so much to say, but right now we're going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss." In a personal tribute, Cox shared a behind-the-scenes outtake from Friends featuring a humorous exchange between her and Perry.

She celebrated his humor and kindness, writing, "I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day." Earlier this month, Friends marked the 20th anniversary of its series finale, a milestone that brought back memories of the show's enduring legacy and the special bond among its cast members.

Cox's reflections on Perry highlight the deep connections formed on the set of the beloved sitcom and the profound impact Perry had on those around him.

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