Matthew Perry, known for his role in “Friends,” has had a storied dating history with several high-profile personalities in Hollywood. Starting from his first romance at 18 with Tricia Fisher, Perry’s love life included relationships with notable figures such as Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. Despite his success in charming many, Perry’s memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” reportedly detailed a surprising and unfortunate encounter during a date with Cameron Diaz in 2007.
According to earlier accounts, Diaz, fresh from a breakup with Justin Timberlake, was introduced to Perry by mutual friends. Expectations were high, but the supposed outing turned into an unexpected fiasco. Perry recalled the incident from the event, stating he had prepared meticulously for the evening, but Diaz seemed uninterested from the start. As the evening progressed, the situation did not improve. The gathering eventually involved a game of Pictionary, where a quip from Perry led to an accidental punch from Diaz that landed on his face rather than his shoulder.
While this purported incident between Diaz and Perry was shared as an anecdote in the memoir, it’s important to note that the authenticity of such stories wasn’t independently confirmed. Moreover, the existence of a book titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” or its content by Matthew Perry was not verified or known as of my last update in January 2022.
Perry’s personal life, though often speculated upon due to his celebrity status, remains relatively private, with confirmed details limited to what has been publicly disclosed or reported through credible sources.