EXCLUSIVE: Beauty queen Athenna Crosby claims she was spotted having lunch with ... trends now
Beauty queen Athenna Crosby has claimed it was her that was spotted having lunch with her close friend Matthew Perry a day before his death.
Crosby, who is a former Miss California and finalist in Miss Teen USA, has claimed it was her that the star had sat down with, telling DailyMail.com: 'Matthew was in good spirits on our outing together and we are all still shocked by this tremendous loss.
'I hope this directs more people to his recent memoir and his advocacy work for addiction, and that by seeing his story, more people struggling can get the help they need.'
Other diners said the duo sat for over an hour and a half before leaving together, with the actor largely ignoring his food as he was immersed in his glamorous guest, according to TMZ.
Other diners said the duo sat for over an hour and a half before leaving together, with the actor largely ignoring his food
Crosby, who is a former Miss California and finalist in Miss Teen USA, has claimed it was her that the star had sat down with on Friday
Posting on her Instagram, Crosby also said: 'Once again I never intended to say anything but since I have been identified, yes that is me with him this past Friday.
'I want to emphasize that Matthew was in extremely good spirits, and talked to me enthusiastically about the things that he had coming up in his life.
'He was so happy and vibrant. Please refrain from any speculation surrounding his death and know that the man was on a comeback and truly deserved more time on this earth. Our entertainment industry has truly lost a legend. RIP.'
Crosby also shared a short video of her opening up a copy of his signed memoir, which said: 'Theens. A number one New York Times best seller for the number one girl.'
In a tribute post, Crosby said: 'I wasn't going to speak about this but what I will say is I had the honor of knowing Matthew personally.
'I am so devestated from his death but felt it was in poor taste to talk about it publicly as the attention should not be on me but rather on him and his legacy.
'But indeed, we were friends and I was one of the last people to speak to him and see him before he passed.'
Posting on her Instagram, Crosby also paid tribute to Perry and claimed it was her that he had dined with
In a separate post to her Instagram, Crosby said she was 'one of the last people to speak to him and see him before he passed'
Crosby also shared a short video of her opening up a copy of Perry's