Matthew Perry fans speculate hes dating his assistant after sharing a snap with brunette beauty – Daily Mail

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Matthew Perry fans think the actor has already found a rebound following an unexpected split from his fiance.

Last week the Friends star shared a photo to social with his longtime assistant Briana Brancato to promote his limited addition line of merch which prompted followers to question if the pair have embarked on a romantic relationship.

The 51-year-old had proposed to 29-year-old literary agent Molly Hurwitz in November 2020 but confirmed in a statement to People on Tuesday that they had called it quits.

Speculation: Matthew Perry shared a photo to social with his longtime assistant Briana Brancato to promote his limited addition line of merch and his followers are questioning if the pair have embarked on a romantic relationship

Speculation: Matthew Perry shared a photo to social with his longtime assistant Briana Brancato to promote his limited addition line of merch and his followers are questioning if the pair have embarked on a romantic relationship

Speculation: Matthew Perry shared a photo to social with his longtime assistant Briana Brancato to promote his limited addition line of merch and his followers are questioning if the pair have embarked on a romantic relationship

In the snap, Perry is seated on the couch in his ‘Could I BE more ME?’ hoodie next to Brancato who sported a ‘could I have had a longer day’ crew neck from the star’s new collection. 

‘Ready for the long weekend and an even longer bath! After a week like this, I know my team is! Shop the entire collection and let the relaxation begin,’ the Chandler Bing actor wrote in the caption.

One person commented on the photo calling it a ‘coincidence’ that the actor called off his engagement recently and then promptly ‘posts with another girl ‘friend’.”

Some fans were confused by the pair, asking whether or not Bianca was Matthew’s girlfriend with one person saying they made a ‘handsome couple.’

More than meets the eye? One person commented on the photo calling it a 'coincidence' that the actor called off his engagement recently and then promptly 'posts with another girl 'friend'

More than meets the eye? One person commented on the photo calling it a 'coincidence' that the actor called off his engagement recently and then promptly 'posts with another girl 'friend'

More than meets the eye? One person commented on the photo calling it a ‘coincidence’ that the actor called off his engagement recently and then promptly ‘posts with another girl ‘friend’

He also shared a separate photo with Bianca to his Instagram story asking: ‘Could I be anymore grateful for my assistant?’ 

There doesn’t seem to be, however, any indication that the sitcom star and his employee are more than just boss and worker.

Bianca has worked alongside Matthew for a long while now, celebrating her five year work anniversary in October of 2020. 

She shared a similar photo to her own Instagram page with the caption: ‘My boss just released a new limited edition merchandise collection. Get yours and gear up for the Reunion. :)’ Perry himself commented with an innocuous quip: ‘hey! That’s a good picture’ 

Platonic: There doesn't seem to be, however, any indication that things are anything but professional between the sitcom star and his employee who has worked for him for more than five years

Platonic: There doesn't seem to be, however, any indication that things are anything but professional between the sitcom star and his employee who has worked for him for more than five years

Platonic: There doesn’t seem to be, however, any indication that things are anything but professional between the sitcom star and his employee who has worked for him for more than five years

On Wednesday, Perry’s ex fiancée Molly Hurwitz was seen for the first time since the actor announced he had called off their seven month engagement.

The 29-year-old literary manager’s engagement ring was nowhere to be found as she manned her dogs’ leashes during a stroll through Los Angeles. 

‘Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them,’ said the Friends star adding: ‘I wish Molly the best.’

News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, ‘Am I as old as your dad?’ during one flirty exchange. 

Splitsville: The 51-year-old had proposed to 29-year-old literary agent Molly Hurwitz (pictured) in November 2020 but confirmed in a statement to People on Tuesday that they had called it quits

Splitsville: The 51-year-old had proposed to 29-year-old literary agent Molly Hurwitz (pictured) in November 2020 but confirmed in a statement to People on Tuesday that they had called it quits

Splitsville: The 51-year-old had proposed to 29-year-old literary agent Molly Hurwitz (pictured) in November 2020 but confirmed in a statement to People on Tuesday that they had called it quits

Perry can be seen in a video posted in May flirting with TikTok user @kittynichole – real name Kate Haralson – who claims they matched on the membership-only dating service in May 2020.

Haralson, now 20, shared the footage of herself with the caption: ‘When you match w Matthew Perry as a joke on a dating app and he facetimes you and plays 20 questions with you.’

In the 16-second video, Perry is seen smiling as he asks his potential date, ‘Do you always play with your hair this much?’ to which she responds, giggling: ‘I guess so.’

Haralson, a personal assistant who says she was 19 when Perry first contacted her, told PageSix at the time that she wanted to show how older men in Hollywood are ‘taking advantage’ of younger women on dating apps. 

Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them,' said the Friends star adding: 'I wish Molly the best.' (Molly pictured)

Sometimes things just don't work out and this is one of them,' said the Friends star adding: 'I wish Molly the best.' (Molly pictured)

Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them,’ said the Friends star adding: ‘I wish Molly the best.’ (Molly pictured)

‘A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and mean for posting this, and it made me feel kind of bad, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of guys in Hollywood are talking to all these young girls and it’s something that I think a lot of people should be aware of,’ she told the outlet.

Haralson claims the FaceTime exchange happened in May last year, which is when Perry is said to have briefly split with his current fiancée Hurwitz, who he had been dating since 2018.

The LA-based PA said she had matched with other celebrities before but wouldn’t ‘ever talk to older guys’ though she thought talking to the Friends actor ‘would be funny.’

Haralson, who said she ‘never even really watched Friends,’ claims that Perry asked her at one point, ‘Am I as old as your dad?’

Could this BE more embarrassing? News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, 'Am I as old as your dad?' during one flirty exchange

Could this BE more embarrassing? News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, 'Am I as old as your dad?' during one flirty exchange

Could this BE more embarrassing? News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, 'Am I as old as your dad?' during one flirty exchange

Could this BE more embarrassing? News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, 'Am I as old as your dad?' during one flirty exchange

Could this BE more embarrassing? News of the split comes just weeks after Perry was outed for using the dating app Raya, where he allegedly asked a 19-year-old girl, ‘Am I as old as your dad?’ during one flirty exchange

She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he ‘laughed off’ and said she felt ‘uncomfortable’ at times during their call.

‘I don’t think he minded that,’ she claimed. ‘It kind of felt weird talking to someone my dad’s age and it just felt not right, especially when he knew how young I was.’

Halston also said that she was ‘inspired’ by Nivine Jay, who posted a video of Ben Affleck in early May and the pair are now in touch with each other. 

However, Haralson said she decided to delete the video because she thinks Perry is a ‘nice guy’ and stated that they never met up in person, though he allegedly tried to.

‘Maybe one day you can get a COVID test and come over’ he is alleged to have told her.

While Haralson said she did it ‘more for the joke of it’ she added: ‘Honestly, it’s not really OK for these older guys to be talking to such young girls.’

TikTok tell-all: She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he 'laughed off' and said she felt 'uncomfortable' at times during their call.

TikTok tell-all: She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he 'laughed off' and said she felt 'uncomfortable' at times during their call.

TikTok tell-all: She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he 'laughed off' and said she felt 'uncomfortable' at times during their call.

TikTok tell-all: She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he 'laughed off' and said she felt 'uncomfortable' at times during their call.

TikTok tell-all: She alleges that she told Perry he was only about a year older than her father, which she claims he ‘laughed off’ and said she felt ‘uncomfortable’ at times during their call.

There is no suggestion that the Tik Tok video is the reason behind Perry’s split.

Perry and Molly were first romantically linked in 2018, with the actor gushing to the outlet last year that she is ‘the greatest woman on the face of the planet.’

Back in November, Perry joyously announced his engagement to People.

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

Concern: It comes after fans expressed their fears for Perry after he appeared to slur his speech in a promotional interview for the recent Friends reunion

Concern: It comes after fans expressed their fears for Perry after he appeared to slur his speech in a promotional interview for the recent Friends reunion

Concern: It comes after fans expressed their fears for Perry after he appeared to slur his speech in a promotional interview for the recent Friends reunion

Last May, the pair were reported to have endured a brief split that an insider described as ‘very amicable’ but that they had ‘both decided to go their separate ways.

‘It is unclear when the pair reconciled and how closely that reconciliation occurred to their November 2020 engagement.

It comes after fans expressed their fears for Perry after he appeared to slur his speech in a promotional interview for the recent Friends reunion. 

Although some fans queried whether Perry had relapsed, it was later revealed his slurred speech was down to recent dental work. 

Emergency: But a source revealed to The Sun that the actor's slurred speech was due to 'an emergency tooth procedure' that had been performed just hours before filming

Emergency: But a source revealed to The Sun that the actor's slurred speech was due to 'an emergency tooth procedure' that had been performed just hours before filming

Emergency: But a source revealed to The Sun that the actor’s slurred speech was due to ‘an emergency tooth procedure’ that had been performed just hours before filming 

 

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