Lisa Kudrow not adopting Matthew Perry's dog despite reports, actor didn't own one at time of death
Matthew Perry and his former partner Molly Hurwitz were dog dads to a doodle mix named Alfred
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Before his untimely death on Saturday, Matthew Perry did not own a dog, according to a source.
This is despite numerous reports suggesting that Lisa Kudrow, who costarred with Perry in 'Friends', would adopt his dog.
Perry and his former partner Molly Hurwitz owned a dog
Before this, Perry and his former partner Molly Hurwitz were dog dads to a doodle mix named Alfred. After starting their courtship in 2018, the couple got engaged in November 2020 and announced their separation in June 2021, as reported by People.
Alfred has consistently appeared on Hurwitz's Instagram since their breakup. She shared several pictures and an open letter to the dog in a post in September.
Hurwitz's Instagram post about Alfred
She wrote, "Alfred is three. He is very annoying a lot of the time, but he is truly the most loving potato. He entered my life during some dark depression, and he helped get me far away from that. He is also cute as all f**k. Cheers to you, Alfredo 💕 #adoptdontshop."
Hurwitz wrote a lengthy Instagram tribute on Monday, reflecting on their time together and saying that Perry has had "a more profound impact" on her adult life than anyone else.
'FRIENDS' cast releases joint statement
In a joint statement, Kudrow, 60, and her fellow 'Friends' cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer discussed Perry's death.
Their statement read, "We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family, There is so much to say, but right now we're going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss."
The statement added, "In time we will say more, as and when we are able, For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty's family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world."
In an October 2022 interview, Perry had acknowledged the support he received from his castmates. "They were understanding, and they were patient," he told People.
Perry added, "It's like penguins. In nature, when one is sick or very injured, the other penguins surround it and prop it up and walk around until that penguin can walk on its own. And that's kind of what the cast did for me."
An exclusive statement from the late actor's family earlier confirmed Perry's death. The results of the autopsy are awaiting a toxicology report, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office announced.