Courteney Cox feels late co-star Matthew Perry’s presence: “I sense Matthew around for sure”

Courteney Cox is keeping the memory of her late Friends co-star Matthew Perry alive. As fans recently marked the 20th anniversary of the series finale of Friends, Cox shared in a new interview how she continues to feel Perry’s presence after his untimely death. Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing, passed away on October 28, 2023, at his Los Angeles home at the age of 54.

In an emotional interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Courteney revealed how Perry’s spirit remains a guiding force in her life.


“I think he’s probably one of the funniest human beings in the world. You know, he’s just so funny. He is genuinely a huge heart, obviously struggled. 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… 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,” she said.

Reflecting on her time on Friends, Courteney expressed profound gratitude for the experience and her co-stars. “I’m just grateful that I had that opportunity to work with such wonderful people, and to live the life that I have now. That was my family. I mean, we went through everything. Those ten years were everything – they’re my family,” she added. Courteney portrayed Monica Geller on the beloved sitcom, which remains a cultural phenomenon. In the show, she was married to Chandler Bing.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Courteney shared a clip from a special episode of Friends, the Season 4 finale. She captioned the post, “It’s been 20 years since the series finale of Friends. I don’t know how we were able to act through all the tears. Forever grateful.”

The inquiry into Matthew Perry’s cause of death concluded earlier this year. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the case was closed in January, attributing the cause of death to the acute effects of ketamine.