In 2022, Matthew Perry released his tell-all memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” which detailed his proposal to Molly Hurwitz in excruciating detail. The “Friends” star began by explaining his ill-fated reasons for popping the question, admitting, “I bought her a ring because I was desperate that she would leave me.” He continued, “I didn’t want to be this injured and alone during Covid,” (via Page Six). To make matters worse, Perry was grappling with a devastating drug addiction at the time, and the actor wasn’t fully aware of his actions.
While under the influence, Perry called Hurwitz’s parents for their blessing, and then, he got down on one knee and asked Hurwitz to marry him. Perry claims that Hurwitz knew he was high when he popped the question, but she said yes anyway. To make matters worse, the beloved comedic actor eventually forgot he proposed at all. In Perry’s book, he recalled how he woke up one day and, in his newfound sobriety, reckoned with what he’d done, writing, “I was slowly beginning to realize that I was engaged, lived with a woman and two dogs.”
Notably, “Needless to say, I was not ready for any of this.” While he dealt with that shock, Perry also learned that he and Hurwitz had planned a whole life together and even decided on the names of their future children, but he didn’t remember any of it, and as a result, they broke up.