Despite falling in love and getting married on the NBC sitcom, Perry and Cox’s real-world relationship was always platonic.
In fact, Perry and Cox gave fans several glimpses at their friendship by reuniting on camera multiple times after Friends ended in 2004.
Cox gushed over Perry in January 2014 after he made a cameo on her TBS show Cougar Town. “It was so great to work with him. He’s so sweet,” she said of her longtime friend during an appearance on CONAN. “When I worked with him on Friends, he literally gave me my personality for 10 years.”
The pair remained close until Perry’s death in October 2023. (Perry died from an apparent drowning at age 54.)
Scroll through for a look at Perry and Cox’s friendship over the years: