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Selma Blair On Mourning Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Perry: ‘It’s Good To Grieve’

Selma Blair is paying her respects to the late ‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry after 30 years of friendship.

Blair, who is living with multiple sclerosis, paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend, by admitting “it’s good to grieve.”

Selma Blair On The Late Matthew Perry


The ‘Cruel Intentions’ actress dated Matthew Perry a long time ago, but they remained friends for 30+ years, noting that Perry “meant so much to me.”

Following Perry’s death, fans have been paying tribute to the late actor in many ways, including by building a memorial outside of the ‘Friends’ apartment, and even rewatching the sitcom, bringing it to the top-streamed show last week. In regard to all of the love pouring in for Perry, Blair admitted is wonderful to see.

“I love it. I know Matthew really loved touching people and his comedy was therapy,” she told ET. “That show, [‘Friends’] it was beloved because we could get into shows like that on prime time and create a family… I love that it affects everyone and that it’s good to grieve… We realize how precious things are when we have the dark seasons.”

Selma Blair at The Second Annual Academy Museum Gala

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As we previously reported, police responded to a 911 call on October 28 to assist with a possible ‘water rescue’ at Matthew Perry’s Pacific Palisades home. When the first responders arrived, they reportedly found the 54-year-old “Friends” actor in his hot tub, unresponsive.

Perry is believed to have drowned, but an autopsy and toxicology reports will be able to answer more questions about his true cause of death.

“In this information age, we’ve realized that we can wear our heart on our sleeves. We can wear the name of our heroes, mentors, and I think this connected energy is important to all of us,” Blair told ET in regard to how much of an impact Matthew Perry had on the world.

Selma Blair’s Touching Tribute To Matthew Perry

Selma Blair On Mourning Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Perry: 'It's Good To Grieve'

Blair also posted a touching tribute to Perry, honoring him in a respectful and heartwarming way.

“My oldest boy friend. All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially,” she wrote alongside a selfie of the two. “Every day. I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m broken. Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty. Sweet dreams.”

Related: Matthew Perry’s Friend Speaks Out On Drug Use In Days Leading To His Death

In addition to Blair’s tribute, many other celebrities spoke out following Perry’s death, including the ‘Friends’ cast. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer released a joint statement, which read, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.”

None of the cast has spoken out individually, though in their joint statement, they did note, “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able.”

“For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world,” they concluded.

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