Jennifer Aniston ‘Always’ Supported Matthew Perry Amid Addiction

A real good friend. Throughout Matthew Perry’s decades-long battle with drug and alcohol dependancy, his costar Jennifer Aniston was somebody he may lean on.

“She all the time took time to take heed to him, even when she was busy or had her personal points to cope with. Matthew feels that these individuals who stood by him when the chips have been down, Jennifer included, saved his life with out query,” a supply solely reveals within the new subject of Us Weekly. “They gave him the desire to hold on and get wholesome, although it took an enormous quantity of willpower of his personal.”

The insider provides that Perry, 53, wished to put in writing his upcoming memoir, Pals, Lovers and the Massive Horrible Factor, to point out others that overcoming dependancy is feasible.

Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston.
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“Matthew is concentrated on pushing his story on the market as far and large as attainable as a result of he needs to assist others. … However the major motive is closure and serving to to encourage others who’re coping with the trauma of dependancy,” the supply explains. “Matthew needs them to know there may be assist and hope on the market, it wasn’t too late for him and he’s the residing embodiment that miracles can occur in that regard.”

The 17 Once more actor has stated that Aniston, 53, checked in on him greater than any of his different Pals costars. “She was the one which reached out essentially the most,” he advised Diane Sawyer in a Friday, October 21, trailer for his upcoming ABC interview. “I’m actually grateful to her for that.”

The Massachusetts native additionally revealed that the Dumplin’ actress was the primary particular person to confront him about his ingesting habits.

“Jen considered the solid as her household. She nonetheless does, however again then much more so as a result of they have been collectively on a regular basis and making it on the celebrity ladder collectively,” one other supply reveals within the new subject of Us. “All of them had their demons and temptations to handle in a technique or different, however for Matthew particularly it boiled all the way down to getting a grip on his addictions — one thing he struggled with, as he freely admitted, and it’s honest to say he was by far essentially the most fragile member of the solid. Jen noticed that, it anxious her enormously and he or she made a degree to examine in on him at any time when she may, on and off the set.”

One other Pals alum, Lisa Kudrow, wrote the foreward for Perry’s memoir, out November 1. “It’s a hideous illness, and he has a tricky model of it. What’s not altering is his will to maintain going, maintain preventing and maintain residing,” Kudrow, 59, advised the New York Instances for a narrative revealed on Sunday, October 23. “I really like Matthew loads. We’re a part of a household. I’m principally ending this with ‘I’ll be there for you’ [the Friends theme song], but it surely’s true. I’ll all the time be there for him.”

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