Courteney Cox, 55, sparked a Friends fan frenzy when she posted a selfie with her sitcom co-star Matthew Perry, 50, on Instagram earlier this week and now it is has been claimed that he has “always been in love” with the actress. A source told the magazine Us Weekly: “Matthew’s always been in love with her,” and he "has never been able to get over her”.
The rumours come four years after it was alleged that the pair had briefly dated after Courteney split from her current boyfriend Johnny McDaid.
A source told gossip blogger Perez Hilton at the time: “It’s no surprise that Matthew was one of the first people Courteney called after Johnny left her.
“They’ve leaned on each other before. There isn’t any pressure to put a label on it just yet, but they’re excited to see where this might go.”
Their Friends characters', Chandler and Monica, onscreen romance was one of the sitcoms most popular and riveting storylines.
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Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox are friends on and off screen (Image: GETTY IMAGES • INSTAGRAM)
Matthew and Courteney played onscreen lovers on hit sitcom Friends (Image: GETTY IMAGES)
The show saw them gradually fall in love, and the hit comedy series ended with them married and parents of twins.
Courteney’s selfie with Matthew left Friends fans in awe.
And her caption gushed at how happy she was to be reunited with her former costar.
The actress captioned the intimate photo with: “Guess who I had lunch with today…I KNOW!! Could I BE any happier? #realfriends”