Why did Matthew Perry and fiancee Molly Hurwitz split? 'Friends' star 'flirted with other women'

Why did Matthew Perry and fiancee Molly Hurwitz split? 'Friends' star 'flirted with other women'
Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz called it quits 7 months after getting engaged (Instagram @mattyperry4)

The 51-year-old 'Friends' alum Matthew Perry and 29-year-old literary manager Molly Hurwitz have ended their engagement, seven months after the actor popped the question. The couple started dating in 2018 and were first spotted in public in December 2019 at a restaurant in West Hollywood.

The news of the couple's breakup came a few days after the actor got fans worried about his heath at the recent 'Friends' reunion. After the split, the actor exclusively told PEOPLE in a statement: "Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them. I wish Molly the best." 


Who is Matthew Perry dating? Inside engaged 'Friends' star's dating list that even featured Julia Roberts

Why did Matthew Perry slur in 'Friends' reunion promo? Source blames 'emergency', NOT alcohol

Actor Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of "Ride" at ArcLight Hollywood on April 28, 2015, in Hollywood, California (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Matthew got engaged to Hurwitz in November 2020 after two years of dating. At that time, Perry said, "I decided to get engaged. Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time." However, last week it was reported that Hurwitz put their wedding on hold after he allegedly "flirted with other women" while they were on a break. It was reported that 20-year-old Kate Haralson exposed Perry for flirting with her after they matched on Raya when she was just 19 years old and he was 50. After his dating app scandal, a source revealed that Molly wanted to "take a breather".

Perry first shared Hurwitz's pictures on social media in December 2020. In the picture, Hurwitz is seen wearing his limited-edition apparel collection inspired by 'Friends' to support Covid-19 relief. "You don't have to pose this way while wearing the shirt, but please feel free," he captioned the first photo of the literary manager. In the second photo, Hurwitz is wearing a hat with the slogan, "What is this, a baseball cap?" All the lines are inspired by Perry's iconic character, Chandler Bing. 



Since the release of the first trailer for 'Friends: The Reunion', Perry's fans became concerned for his health and wellbeing when he was seen choking up and slurring his words. The reunion's director, Ben Winston, said there was nothing wrong with the actor whatsoever. "He was great," Winston said on The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast 'TV’s Top Five' recently (via E! News). "People can sometimes just be unkind. I wish they weren't. I loved working with him. He's a brilliantly funny man and I thought he had some great one-liners in the show. I felt just happy and lucky to be in his presence and directing him on something like this."

Share this article:  why Matthew Perry Molly Hurwitz break up engagement fiancee flirt women Friends