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'Sometimes Things Just Don't Work Out': Matthew Perry And Molly Hurwitz Call Off Engagement

Jun. 2 2021, Published 5:21 a.m. ET

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It's over! Matthew Perry and fiancée Molly Hurwitz have split.

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The 51-year-old reportedly called off his engagement to the literary manager.

"Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them," the Friends alum said in a statement.  "I wish Molly the best."

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Earlier this year, a source spilled to OK! that Perry couldn't wait to tie the knot with Hurwitz.

"Matthew’s been to hell and back. He feels extremely proud to have turned his life around from rock bottom," the insider said. "He's never been so content."

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"He was headed for the grave at the rate he was going," the insider said of Perry, who has struggled with addiction. "He knew he had to get healthier if he wanted to live long and prosper, and Molly's love definitely spurred him to action."

"He's transformed mentally and physically, and it's really down to love," the source continued, "Molly cares about him, and she's helping him to see the sunny side of life. He tends to be pessimistic on his own, and even his inner circle has noticed how positive he sounds these days."

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According to the insider, the plan was for the former flames to tie the knot this summer, shortly after the highly anticipated HBO Max Friends reunion.

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Perry and Hurwitz were first linked in 2018 — and the 17 Again star popped the question in November 2020.

"I decided to get engaged," he shared at the time. "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time."

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While Perry's appearance on a promotion for the Friends reunion — in which he appeared lethargic and slurred his words — sparked concern about his health and sobriety, those close to the actor reassured fans that he's doing fine.

He reportedly had an emergency dental procedure ahead of the special, which is said to be the reason why he was slurring his speech.

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"He was great. People can sometimes just be unkind," Ben Winston — who directed the Friends special — told The Hollywood Reporter.  "I wish they weren’t. I loved working with him."

"It was great seeing him again. And what people say is what people say," Friends executive producer Kevin Bright told THR. "I don’t have [anything] to say about that, except it was great to see him."

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"He seems stronger and better since the last time I saw him, and excited about going forward," Bright added.

PEOPLE was the first to report that Perry and Hurwitz split.

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