Matthew Perry called off his engagement to Molly Hurwitz after seven months

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Matthew Perry has been going through some things, some of them self-inflicted and some of them not. He’s clearly had some health issues in the past year, and his hospitalization was likely the reason why he seemed a little bit out of it during the Friends reunion. But the self-inflicted issue? Matthew was apparently still on Raya over the past year. Raya is the dating app for celebrities, and we know Perry was on it because he matched with a 19 year old and she filmed a short clip of their Zoom date and posted it on TikTok. Now it looks like Perry’s engagement to Molly Hurwitz has fallen apart, because oh right, he was engaged while he was hitting up TikTokers on Raya.

Matthew Perry and fiancée Molly Hurwitz are going their separate ways.

The Friends star has called off his engagement to the literary manager, PEOPLE can exclusively report.

“Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them,” Perry said, in a statement. “I wish Molly the best.”

Perry, 51, and Hurwitz, 29, began dating in 2018 and got engaged in November 2020.

“I decided to get engaged,” Perry told PEOPLE at the time. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”

[From People]

Since we don’t know the timeline of when Perry was hitting up teenagers on Raya, we can only guess that some of that was a surprise to Molly. You know what I mean? Having a Zoom date with a 19-year-old Instagram model is a dealbreaker for many women, although again, we don’t know what Molly and Matthew’s relationship boundaries were. The broken engagement suggests that Raya was likely an issue, but honestly we don’t know. I’ve always felt pretty sorry for Perry – he was one of the most talented people on the Friends cast, but addiction is a hell of a thing. I hope he’s sober these days and I hope his only issue is that he’s not great in relationships.

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Photos courtesy of Perry’s IG, Avalon Red.

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  1. lunchcoma says:

    Even if they weren’t monogamous, “don’t embarrass yourself or me in public” is a ground rule for all but the most transactional relationships. Perry is extremely talented, and I know some things about addiction firsthand, but it’s possible to be both of those things and also be a bit gross as a dating partner. I think anyone who’s been in sober spaces knows there are some people who are that way whether they’re using substances or not!

  2. Noki says:

    I guess it must have been a dental emergency to go ahead with such a procedure knowing the reunion is so soon. Some procedures make you so loopy.

  3. Calibration says:

    I didn’t watch friends, just disliked any of it I accidentally saw, but as an actor I loved perry on West wing and studio 60. He’s so talented! But the raya thing was gross. However he should be smarter than hooking up with someone looking for fame. She was equally gross

  4. Maria says:

    I hope he’s in an okay place.

    I think him trying to hunt for 19 year olds is gross. But I also know that when you’re depressed or have issues of substance use you don’t always make the best decisions. He doesn’t seem violent or bad. Also, I’m not sure if he was engaged while he was on Raya, I thought so at first but they announced it in November of last year and I think the Raya thing was last May?
    Anyway, hope he’s all right.

  5. IMARA219 says:

    Whenever I see recent pics of him it really makes me pause. I hope he is ok. I loved his character on Friends and yes he was one of the most talented ones in the cast.

  6. FriendsFan says:

    Actually, my info was that they were “taking a break” when he was on the dating platform again. Sad this didn’t work out after getting back together and even engaged.. wishing him the best :(

    • Soupie says:

      I’ve never understood “taking a break.” if you want to take a break, just break up. Clearly taking a break means it’s not working out. And if you’re on a dating/hookup app after quite recently taking a break you’re not taking a break – you’re over it.

      • Natters says:

        Just ask Rachel and Ross.

      • Maria says:

        Taking a break is feasible and can be healthy. But you need to establish parameters and agree on them beforehand. Most people don’t or don’t care to enumerate that. Those people usually should break up.

  7. nicegirl says:

    Hope he is ok.

  8. KNy says:

    Their breakup is kind of surprising to me, because I had assumed that a big draw for Molly was the money that comes from dating someone who rakes in $20 million/year in residuals. There is a pretty big age gap already between them and it’s not like he’s aging like Tom Selleck (I was in 6th grade when he guest starred on Friends and I remember thinking “Now that is a man!”). This is hugely superficial of me, I admit, but I assumed that Matthew felt like he was at a stage where he wanted someone to be there for him given his health issues, and she really liked that money. If they broke up because she was mad about the 19 year old Raya girl, I’m almost…proud of Molly? If that makes sense? I also feel really bad for him. He just looks dead behind the eyes.

  9. Meg says:

    Yeah when the whole raya thing happened i wondered wait didnt he recently announce hes engaged?
    Now im reminded of his quote then
    “I decided to get engaged,” Perry told PEOPLE at the time. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”
    Huh? I decided to get engaged? Not we?

    After watching the reunion i was reminded of how young i was when i first got into the show and realized literally every crush ive had & guy uve dated since has been like Chandler; funny, & makes jokes during serious situations he cant handle. Guys i didn’t necessarily notice at first but worked with them or had a class with them & they were funny? Massive crush.
    Good memories.
    I really hope hes doing well because him talking about going into convulsions and sweating while filming if he didnt get a laugh made me so sad because i couldn’t help but think that would contribute to addictions to numb those emotions

  10. lucy2 says:

    I’m guessing Molly is the one who decided to end it, when the Raya story came out. Can’t blame her if that’s what happened.
    I’ve always liked Matthew and wish the best for him.

    • Cava24 says:

      I think so too and she probably agreed to wait on the announcement until after the Friends reunion aired.

    • PeacefulParsley says:

      That’s gotta hurt, being a 29yo dating a 51yo and finding out you’re still not young enough.

      • Jamie says:

        I was a 23 year old dating a 40 year old. He cheated on me with an 18 year old and that insecurity took a LOT of therapy to even recognize. Here is hoping that age 29 Molly knows well enough that it has nothing to do with her.

  11. Marigold says:

    He has always had issues. I wish he could get it together and fine happiness or at least peace.

  12. Britney says:

    Question – who is the young female that is tagged in the photo of Matthew on the couch? That girl has been used in several press photos citing they are of Matthew & Molly his ex-fiancé, but as far as I can tell it’s Briana Brancato. This young lady calls Matthew her “boss” in all of her posts of him on her insta. I’m not sure why, but several media outlets keep confusing Briana with Molly… I just think its weird.

  13. Yonati says:

    I thought they were all good actors and really embodied the part, but Matthew Perry acts with every single part of his body and he is SO ridiculously good.