In his upcoming memoir, Buddies, Lovers and the Huge Horrible Factor, Matthew Perry recalled being in rehab and watching his ex-girlfriend Julia Roberts win the Greatest Actress Oscar for Erin Brockovich, per PEOPLE.
Whereas he was recovering in Marina del Rey in California, Perry recalled that he heard Robert’s identify referred to as out on the 2001 Academy Awards. After kissing her then-boyfriend Benjamin Bratt, she walked to the stage to simply accept her award.
“As she made her speech, a voice rose in that room in that rehab, pressing, unhappy, gentle, offended, pleading, full of longing and tears, arguing with the universe whereas God calmly tapped his cane on the onerous, chilly world,” wrote Perry.
“I made a joke. ‘I am going to take you again,’ I stated. ‘I am going to take you again.’ The entire room laughed, although this was not a humorous line in a sitcom. This was actual life now. These individuals on the TV have been now not my individuals. No, the individuals I used to be mendacity in entrance of, shaking, lined in blankets, have been my individuals now. And I used to be fortunate to have them. They have been saving my life.”
The Buddies alum famous that he was “extremely completely satisfied” for Roberts but in addition “grateful” that he lived to see one other day. “When you’re on the backside, the times are lengthy,” he added. “I did not want an Oscar, I simply wanted another day.”
In accordance with The Instances, Perry, 53, revealed that the 2 began courting shortly after Roberts, 54, signed on to visitor star on the ’90s NBC sitcom. Nevertheless, he wrote that the Fairly Girl actress “would solely do the present if she could possibly be in my story line,” including that he “needed to woo her.”
Perry, nonetheless, let his insecurities get the most effective of him and broke up with Roberts two months into their relationship.