Rachel was missing Chandler.
Jennifer Aniston, 54, paid respects to her “Friends” co-star Matthew Perry, who died unexpectedly on Oct. 28 at age 54 of an apparent drowning.
In accordance with The Day by day Mail, she was considered one of the “first to reach” at his funeral, and “kept to herself” through the private ceremony, which took place on Friday.
Aniston and the remainder of her former forged mates, including Lisa Kudrow, 60, Courteney Cox, 59, and David Schwimmer, 57 — all wearing black — were seen arriving as a gaggle outside. Matt LeBlanc, 56, was also later seen with the group.
Bodyguards for Aniston had been seen driving from her LA home and arriving on the venue before the gathering.
Perry’s father, John Bennett Perry, 82, and “Dateline” journalist stepfather, Keith Morrison, 76, were also in attendance, together with Perry’s mother, Suzanne.
Entertainment lawyer Tre Lovell told The Post that since Perry’s parents are still alive and he had no wife or kids, they’ll more than likely inherit the majority of his fortune, unless Perry designated that the cash go to charity. Perry was an advocate for helping others with addiction recovery, since he was open about his own life long struggles with addiction.
Aniston and Perry were the youngest among the many core six forged members, when “Friends” began in 1994.
“I used to be immediately taken by her (how could I not be?) and liked her,” Perry shared in his 2022 memoir. “And I got the sense she was intrigued too — perhaps it was going to be something.”
She turned him down when he asked her out, however the two stayed close.
Perry joked in his book that his crush on her wore off, because of her “deafening lack of interest.” But they shared a detailed friendship, since Perry revealed that it was Aniston who “reached out probably the most” amid his years-long drug and alcohol addiction.
Among the many five other “Friends,” Aniston was also the co-star who confronted him about his drinking on the set.
“I’m really grateful to her for that,” he told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer while promoting his memoir in October 2022.
In 2004, ahead of the series finale of “Friends” — after 10 years of working together, Aniston broke down in tears discussing Perry during a sit-down with Sawyer. On the time, she was asked what each castmate “didn’t know” about themselves.
“That he’s all right,” she said of what she hoped he knew about himself.
“He struggled,” Aniston shared. “We didn’t know. We weren’t equipped to cope with it. No person had ever handled that. And the concept of even losing him … he’s having a road. But he’s all right.”
A source told The Day by day Mail that his death has been extra hard on Aniston.
“No person shed more tears for Matthew through the darkest points of his struggles with addiction than Jennifer,” they said, adding that she “genuinely thought his worst days were behind him. So his death just two years later comes as a bitter body blow for Jennifer.”
Perry’s explanation for death has been “deferred,” so it’s unknown if he had a relapse, regardless that Athenna Crosby — considered one of the last friends to see him just 24 hours before his death — swore that he didn’t.
“It doesn’t matter whether he died in consequence of a freak accident, or whether it was directly connected to his drug issues,” the source told the outlet.
“This can be a day that Jennifer has dreaded coming for 20 years. She all the time desired to help Matthew in any way she could…that was a relentless for her.”