Jennifer Aniston Reflects on ‘Happy’ and ‘Healthy’ Matthew Perry, Texting Him the Day He Died: ‘He Wasn’t Struggling’

Jennifer Aniston wants the world to know that Matthew Perry was in a good place before his untimely death.

In her first interview following the loss of her “Friends” co-star, Aniston told Variety she hopes Perry is remembered “as he said he’d love to

be remembered” — a man who lived well and helped others.

“He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy — that’s all I know,” she said, through tears. Next to her, Aniston’s “The Morning Show” co-star Reese Witherspoon held her hand as she wiped her tears. “I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy.”

She continued, “I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”