Jennifer Aniston Shares Text From Late Friend Matthew Perry in Moving Tribute

Jennifer Aniston is sharing an update on her grief journey after the death of her friend, Matthew Perry.

Nearly three weeks after the actor’s tragic passing, Aniston penned a message to her “little brother.”

“Oh boy this one has cut deep,” Aniston—who portrayed character Rachel Green on Friends alongside Perry’s Chandler Bing—began her Nov. 15 Instagram post. “Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before.”

Aniston added that Perry was a part of their DNA. “We were always the 6 of us,” she noted, referring to Perry and fellow Friends stars Courteney CoxLisa KudrowMatt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer. “This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be.”

Since Perry’s passing on Oct. 28, Aniston has been looking back on her texts with the Fools Rush In star.

“Laughing and crying then laughing again,” she wrote. “I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all.”

The text, which Aniston shared a screenshot of on Instagram, included a photo of her and Perry smiling on the set of Friends. “Making you laugh just made my day,” he wrote to Aniston under the photo. “It just made my day.”

She replied, “Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times.”

“I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain,” she wrote. “I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying ‘could you BE any crazier?’. Rest little brother. You always made my day…”

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“He would love that the world is talking about how talented he was. And he really was very talented. As the Friends reunion was approaching, we rewatched the show together. ‘F–k, I was so good!!!…See what I did there???’ We rewound and studied scenes. Our respect and appreciation of humor is something that connected us. Being with him as he rediscovered his brilliance was magical. But, I obviously knew that man in a very different way, too. While I loved him deeper than I could comprehend, he was complicated, and he caused pain like I’d never known. No one in my adult life has had a more profound impact on me than Matthew Langford Perry. I have tremendous gratitude for that, for everything I learned from our relationship. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Al Anon, an invaluable resource for those who love someone struggling with this destructive disease. Matty, I feel relief that you are at peace.Sincerely,Moll-o-Rama(…fication).”