His earlier long-term relationship ended after 6 years because Perry didn't want to get married. The actor is now engaged after 2 years of dating.
Friends star Matthew Perry, 51, proposed to his girlfriend Molly Hurwitz, 29, and she said "Yes," revealed the actor to People. This will be Perry's first marriage even though he has been in a long-term relationship before. The couple has been dating since 2018 and they spent Valentine's Day and the holidays together last year. The couple was cooped up in Los Angeles at Perry's $35million Century City apartment for the 2019 holidays, according to Daily Mail.
"I decided to get engaged," he said. "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time," he added.
Hurwitz, a talent manager, shared a sweet message for the actor on Valentine's Day. "Second year being my valentine, but his first as an Instagram influencer," she wrote on her own Instagram account, which is private. She was alluding to the actor's then-new Instagram account. "HVD to my favorite," she said.
Last year, she had shared a photo of herself and Perry on Instagram, as per Daily Mail. "According to my parents' custody agreement, my mother was not allowed to have a Christmas tree..." she wrote. "Fortunately, there's no such agreement for a daughter's boyfriend, so Hurwitz gets a treeeeeeee!!!" That was the first time they confirmed their relationship. They were first seen together in December 2019 at a restaurant in West Hollywood, according to E!Online.
The news that they were dating broke after it was reported that Perry always wanted a deeper relationship with Friends star Courteney Cox. They played an on-screen couple between 1994 and 2004, but never dated in real life. "Matthew’s always been in love with her," a source told US Weekly last year. "Matthew has never fully been able to get over her."
However, it seems that he has finally found the person he wants to settle down with. "[Molly is] telling friends that she is not in it for fame, but she secretly loves the attention she’s been getting from their relationship," a source told Us Weekly in December 2019. "The guys she has dated in the past have all been in the entertainment industry," they added.
Before getting engaged, the couple had briefly broken up in May, according to Us Weekly. Perry had reportedly been on the exclusive dating app Raya after the break-up. Perry had deleted his account when he was dating Hurwitz but was "messaging girls and getting back into online dating again" when they broke up. However, it seems that all is well between them.
The 17 Again actor had been wanting to marry Hurwitz for a long time. "His inner circle have wanted to see him settle down for a long time, especially [former Friends costar] Courteney Cox, and they hope him and Molly go the distance," a source said in February. "Molly prefers nights in his private cinema watching films and eating home-cooked meals than going out," they added.
The 51-year-old actor has had a highly publicized battle with addiction after gaining fame in the 1990s. He had been living as a recluse for many years, but his 29-year-old fiancee, who has been good for him, egged him on to join Instagram. He was "planning on showing more of his life to fans after living as a recluse," the source said.
"She brought him to a place where he’s positive and confident," the source said. "Nobody can remember seeing him this happy. He’s got a spring in his step that wasn’t there before."
Hurwitz reportedly started her career in ICM Partners, a talent agency, as per Stage32.com. She is now a "manager and producer at Zero Gravity Management, a management and production company with over 500 clients."
Perry previously dated Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan for six years before splitting in 2012. Caplan and the 51-year-old actor split in 2012 since he didn't want to get married. "He wasn't ready to make the full commitment so they split," the insider said, as per Us Weekly. "For the last year that they were together it was very up and down, a lot of back and forth," said the insider. "It was hard for them to let go but ultimately Lizzy decided she wanted more. Maybe Matthew just didn't want to marry Lizzy or maybe he never wants to get married at all. I don't know, but I do know it was an issue for them. They're both decent people. I don't think the split was ugly," the source said.