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Courteney Cox Reveals Her Favorite Monica-Chandler Moment in Tribute to Matthew Perry
Together Cox and Perry played Monica and Chandler, one of television's most beloved couples.
He was her lobster. Chandler Bing and Monica Geller's evolution from best friends to soulmates over the course of ten seasons of Friends remains one of the best TV love stories of all time, and Courteney Cox just revealed how it came to be while reflecting on her many years of friendship with late co-star Matthew Perry, who died in October at the age of 54.
Courteney Cox remembers Matthew Perry
As Friends fans well know, Chandler and Monica first hook up while in London for Ross' wedding to Emily in Season 4. It's later revealed that both thought of it as a one-time thing at the time, but they couldn't keep their hands off of each other when they got back to New York. Eventually, they date and later marry. But what happened in London almost stayed in London.
On Instagram, Cox revealed, "I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day. When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites."
Cox then joked that it's "his turn" to go under the covers, a naughty line that Perry gave to her. She wrote in the caption, "To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story."
The actress posted a clip from the shooting of the episode in which they are revealed to be in bed together, and the long, long reaction from the audience that signaled to the writers that this relationship needed to last. "In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind. 🤍🕊️"
Arguably Chandler's other great love, Joey Tribbiani, was memorably played by Matt LeBlanc, who also opened up about his late pal online. "The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life. It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never. Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love. And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me," he wrote.