Jennifer Aniston Shares One of the Last Messages She Received from Matthew Perry: ‘This One Cuts Deep’

Jennifer Aniston is reflecting on the loss of her longtime friend Matthew Perry.

For the first time since Perry, 54, died from an apparent drowning on Oct. 28, Aniston has spoken out about her Friends costar and his enduring legacy after his death.

Aniston’s Instagram tribute for Perry featured a photo of the pair on set together alongside their loving text exchange containing the same image. Additionally, she included a scene of the duo during the sitcom’s 2004 series finale, where their characters Rachel Green and Chandler Bing expressed their love for one another.

“Oh boy this one has cut deep … Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before,” began the actress, 54. “We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep. And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA.”