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Late Friends star Matthew Perry said he was 'high as a kite' when he proposed to former fiancée Molly Hurwitz in late 2020, during a timeframe he was in rehab in Switzerland.
Perry, who died Saturday at the age of 54, opened up about the uncomfortable chain of events in the memoir he released last year, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.
Hurwitz, 32, who works as a literary manager for Thruline Entertainment, was initially linked to the actor in 2018, and the pair were engaged in November of 2020, before parting ways in June of 2021.
In the memoir, Perry did not name Hurwitz, but described the situation that led to their engagement and ultimately, their parting.
Perry said at the time, he had purchased Hurwitz 'a ring because [he] was desperate that she would leave me' and that he 'didn't want to be this injured and alone during' the coronavirus pandemic.
Details: Late Friends star Matthew Perry said he was 'high as a kite' when he proposed to former fiancée Molly Hurwitz in late 2020, during a timeframe he was in rehab in Switzerland. Pictured in NYC in November of 2022
Hurwitz, 32, was initially linked to the actor in 2018, and the pair were engaged in November of 2020, before parting ways in June of 2021
He added: 'I was high on 1,800 milligrams of hydrocodone when I asked her to marry me. I had even asked for her family's blessing. Then I'd proposed, high as a kite. And on one knee.'
Perry said that after he had sobered up and left the facility, he had been shocked to learn about the engagement, as Hurwitz and her dogs moved into his home in Los Angeles.
'I was slowly beginning to realize that I was engaged, lived with a woman and two dogs,' Perry said. 'Needless to say, I was not ready for any of this. You live with me? We live together?'
Perry went into detail about the life-changing discussions he couldn't recall, as Hurwitz reminded him.
He said: 'We have kids' names picked out, the whole nine yards, which is the name of a movie I once made?' then writing from Hurwitz's perspective, 'You went down on one knee to propose, which really hurt your stomach, remember?'
Perry said he 'didn't remember,' adding that 'needless to say, we broke up.'
Hurwitz took to Instagram on Monday with a poignant memorial for her former boyfriend.
'He would love that the world is talking about how talented he was,' Hurwitz, 32, said in the caption of a post which showed a pic of Perry's silhouette set against a wintry city landscape. 'And he really was very talented.'
Details: Matthew Perry's former fiancée Molly Hurwitz, 32, took to Instagram on Monday with a poignant memorial for the late Friends star following his death at 54 Saturday
Perry played Chandler Bing on the NBC smash hit Friends. Pictured earlier this year at USC in LA
Hurwitz was initially linked to the actor in 2018, and the pair were engaged in November of 2020, before parting ways in June of 2021
In her social media post, she Hurwitz recalled how she had a front row seat to see Perry reflect on his performance on the hit NBC comedy - which co-starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer - before the show's reunion was released in May of 2021.
'As the Friends reunion was approaching, we rewatched the show together,' Hurwitz said. '"F***, I was so good!!!…See what I did there???” We rewound and studied scenes.
'Our respect and appreciation of humor is something that connected us. Being with him as he rediscovered his brilliance was magical.'
Hurwitz said that she 'obviously knew that man in a very different way, too,' saying, 'While I loved him deeper than I could comprehend, he was complicated, and he caused pain like I’d never known.
'No one in my adult life has had a more profound impact on me than Matthew Langford Perry. I have tremendous gratitude for that, for everything I learned from our relationship.'
Hurwitz indirectly referenced Perry's battle with substance abuse throughout much of his life.
'I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Al Anon, an invaluable resource for those who love someone struggling with this destructive disease,' she said.
She ended her letter in saying, 'Matty, I feel relief that you are at peace,' ending the post, 'Sincerely, Moll-o-Rama(…fication).'
Perry in June of 2021 told People through a rep of their split, 'Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them. I wish Molly the best.'
Less than a year prior, following their engagement, Perry described Hurwitz to the publication as 'the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.'
Hurwitz recalled how she had a front row seat to see Perry reflect on his performance on the hit NBC comedy before the show's reunion was released in May of 2021
She said of Perry: 'Being with him as he rediscovered his brilliance was magical'
The Friends actor was pictured in April in LA, about six months before his death
The couple's split came after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, 'Am I as old as your dad?' during one flirty exchange.
Perry was seen in a video posted by TikTok user @kittynichole - real name Kate Haralson - who claims they matched on the membership-only dating service in May last year.
Haralson, now 22, shared the footage of herself with the caption: 'When you match w Matthew Perry as a joke on a dating app and he facetimes you and plays 20 questions with you.'
In the 16-second video, Perry was seen smiling as he asks his potential date, 'Do you always play with your hair this much?' to which she responds, giggling: 'I guess so.'
Haralson, a personal assistant who says she was 19 when