Fans are honoring Matthew Perry by sharing their favorite ‘secondary’ TV couples who they rooted for over the main characters, including Monica and Chandler.
The Friends actor, 54, who rose to fame as the sarcastic Chandler Bing in the seminal 90s sitcom, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on October 28 from an apparent drowning in his hot tub – however, the coroner has yet to release an official cause of death.
Tributes from celebrities and fans across the globe – who have spent the last few days mourning Matthew and placing flowers and notes outside of his home – have poured in for the beloved star, who had been battling addiction for years.
Now, fans are honoring him by gushing over his on-screen relationship with Courteney Cox – as well as sharing the other secondary couples they liked more than the main TV lovers in a Reddit thread titled, ‘Pop Culture Chat.’
‘I’ll be there for you!’ Monica and Chandler quickly progressed into a fan-favorite couple that even left Matthew falling for Courteney off-screen too
The world is mourning Matthew and recalling the days he played the hilarious and witty Chandler Bing on Friends.
But in addition to his comedic chops, fans are also missing the emotion and heart that the actor added to the hit show when he coupled up with Courteney, who played Monica.
Although the main couple of the show was Ross and Rachel, who were played by David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, fans revealed that they rooted for Monica and Chandler.
Despite beginning their relationship after Ross and Rachel, Monica and Chandler quickly became the ultimate couple.
The world is mourning Matthew and recalling the days he played the hilarious and witty Chandler Bing on Friends
But in addition to his comedic chops, fans are also missing the emotion and heart that the actor added to the hit show when he coupled up with Courteney, who played Monica
Although the show creators originally intended for the duo to have a short fling, their chemistry and the audience’s reaction led to them becoming the ‘It’ couple and eventually tying the knot.
Their relationship progressed from just friends to a secret fling, moving in together, getting engaged, and getting married.
Although their romance was foreshadowed in season one when Chandler offered to marry Monica if she was still single at 40, the duo didn’t share a kiss until season four.
In season five, the couple began their secret relationship and by season six they had moved in together and gotten engaged.
The two tied the knot in season seven and continued to touch the hearts of viewers with their chemistry until the end of the series.
People on Reddit flooded the comments section to gush over the couple.
One person said: ‘I cannot handle Chandler and Monica right now…don’t do this to me.’
Friends star Mathew died aged 54 after drowning in his jacuzzi at home
In 2019, a source claimed that Matthew had ‘always been in love’ with Courteney
Someone else commented: ‘I don’t understand how Monica/Chandler are not the main romance.’
Another user added: ‘You just can’t throw in Chandler and Monica in such a question today of all days.
‘They were always the best and most healthy couple on Friends. When he says he loves her when she has the turkey on her head is one of the best TV moments ever. I’m not a sentimental person but thinking of that and knowing Matthew is gone is just.’
Someone else added: ‘Wait up.. who said Monica and Chandler were not the main couple?’
The actor was found dead at his house in Los Angeles on October 28 after emergency crews were called at around 4pm local time.
People on Reddit flooded the comments section to gush over the couple
He had reportedly played a two-hour game of Pickleball – a sport similar to tennis but played on a smaller court – earlier in the day, before sending his assistant out on an errand. When they returned, Matthew was said to be found unresponsive in his hot tub.
The actor, who never married but dated a number of stars including Julia Roberts, has been candid and public about his problems with drugs and alcohol, having first gone to rehab in 1997 for a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident.
Following his initial stint in 2001, the actor relapsed around ’60 to 70′ times throughout the years before going back to rehab again in 2011.
In 2019, a source claimed that Matthew had ‘always been in love’ with Courteney.
Love at first surgery! Miranda Bailey and Ben Warren in Grey’s Anatomy had an instant connection on the medical drama TV series
The love the characters Miranda Baily and Ben Warren shared also kept TV-fanatics coming back season after season to see their romance bloom
The hospital drama has been running for two decades and pulling viewers in with medical marvels and twists and turns.
However, the love the characters Miranda Baily, played by Chandra Wilson, and Ben Warren, played by Jason Winston George, shared also kept TV-fanatics coming back season after season to see their romance bloom.
The two first met in season six when Ben was an attending anesthesiologist and they performed surgery together.
In season seven, the duo grew closer and began dating and by season eight they were engaged.
The couple tied the knot in season nine and have been going from strength-to-strength ever since.
The lovebirds became fan favorites because of their bond and ability to jump through obstacles together.
The lovebirds became fan favorites because of their bond and ability to jump through obstacles together
People on Reddit rushed to the comments section to share their love for the duo
Their love affair has survived a hospital shooting, long distance, career halts, and more.
And while neither of them are the main characters and the show has seen many other couples form, Ben and Miranda have have one of the longest-running relationships in the Grey’s Anatomy universe.
Fans have praised show creators for giving them the couple as they frequently gush over them and brand them a match made in heaven.
People on Reddit rushed to the comments section to share their love for the duo.
One person wrote: ‘I love Warren and Bailey. To stay on the Grey’s train slexie will always be one of my favorite couples.’
Others gushed over their long-lasting love.
A song that leads to romance! Santana and Brittany in Glee went from friends to lovers in no time
Santana and Brittany or Brittana or Santittany, as they have been dubbed by fans, started the musical comedy-drama television series as best friends.
However, their friendship soon turned into a secret relationship.
And soon enough, the two singers found themselves entangled in each other’s arms and beds.
It isn’t until season three rolls around that the blonde and brunette beauties admit they have feelings for each other.
Although the pair loved each other, the duo struggled because Santana was too afraid to come out as lesbian and Brittany feared hurting the man she was dating at the time.
Santana and Brittany or Brittana or Santittany, as they have been dubbed by fans, started the musical comedy-drama television series as best friends
Fans of the show have held on to the love shared by Santana and Brittany and took to the comments to gush about their relationship
By the middle of the third season, the two have entered a relationship and are publicly out.
In season six, the couple ties the knot.
Although, viewers would have loved to see their romance blossom and further unfold, the show came to an abrupt halt when Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson, died of an overdose.
Fans of the show have held on to the love shared by Santana and Brittany and took to the comments to gush about their relationship.
One person said: ‘Oh, I love this couple!’
Others gushed over their chemistry.
Superhero lovers! Warriors Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon save the world while falling in love
The Japanese Manga series follows a teenage girl named Usagi Tsukino, who discovers she is the reincarnation of a warrior known as Sailor Moon
Their close friendship quickly progresses into an intimate relationship that always leaves viewers wanting more
The Japanese Manga series follows a teenage girl named Usagi Tsukino, who discovers she is the reincarnation of a warrior known as Sailor Moon.
Along with Usagi, other girls are also reincarnated warriors.
Usagi uses her powers to fight against destructive forces with the other warriors.
The warriors form close bonds, specifically Sailor Uranus and Neptune.
Their close friendship quickly progresses into an intimate relationship that always leaves viewers wanting more.
Users also mentioned other couples that they can’t get enough of, including Nathan and Haley from One Tree Hill
People on Reddit flooded the comments section and gushed over the couple’s love affair.
One person said: ‘Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are cute as f***.’
Others gushed over the show and the lovebirds.
Users also mentioned other couples that they can’t get enough of, including Nathan and Haley from One Tree Hill, Charlotte and Harry from Sex and The City, and Jackie and Hyde from That 70s Show.