The beloved cast of “Friends” is coming together to pay tribute to the late Matthew Perry, nearly two months after his untimely passing. As Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc grappled with the loss at Perry’s funeral in November, reports now reveal their plans for an intimate gathering to properly honor their longtime friend.
Sources indicate that the quintet had always intended to have a private moment amongst themselves, providing a space where they could openly express their emotions and reminisce about the cherished times they spent with Perry. The insider shared with In Touch magazine, “It was always their plan to get together just the five of them so they could feel comfortable about saying whatever’s on their minds.”
This intimate gathering is envisioned as an occasion to share stories, laughter, and tears in a more relaxed setting than the solemnity of the funeral. The source emphasized, “They’ll reminisce about some of their favorite times with Matt and share stories and laugh and cry. The funeral was such a sad occasion, but it was mainly for Matt’s family, and they held back out of respect for them.”
Amidst the anticipated emotions and reflections, there is an acknowledgment of the challenges Perry faced with addiction throughout the years, even as he was reported to be sober at the time of his passing from an undisclosed medical issue at the age of 54. The source noted the friends’ contemplation about what more could have been done to support Perry, stating, “They wonder what more they could have done. But they don’t want to make their get-together a downer. This is about honoring their friend.”
The gathering is set to take place at Jennifer Aniston’s serene Bel Air home, chosen for its calming atmosphere. The insider highlighted, “She has an amazing house, and the Zen feel of her place is exactly what the occasion calls for.” Aniston is reportedly planning a heartfelt evening, complete with good food, wine, candles, and soft music. The gathering aims to celebrate Perry’s life through photo albums, candid videos, and potentially a slide show, providing a fitting tribute to the cherished memories they shared.
As the cast of “Friends” comes together for this personal and reflective gathering, it serves as a testament to the enduring bonds forged during the iconic show’s decade-long run. The fans, who grew to love the on-screen chemistry and off-screen camaraderie of these actors, can find solace in knowing that the cast continues to support one another, even in the face of heartbreak.