Matthew Perry’s New TV Hookup Is Matt LeBlanc’s Girlfriend

by | January 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM | TV News

Matthew Perry, Andrea Anders, Matt LeBlanc (Photo: Getty Images)

Matthew Perry, Andrea Anders, Matt LeBlanc (Photo: Getty Images)


Hollywood really is a small town, after all!

In a “Friends“-themed game of musical chairs, it turns out that Matthew Perry’s love interest on new show “Mr. Sunshine” has intimate ties to a dear old pal.

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On the ABC comedy — premiering Feb. 9 — actress Andrea Anders plays Alice, an office hookup buddy to sports agent Ben (Perry).

In real life, Anders, 35, is longtime girlfriend to Perry’s old “Friends” cohort Matt LeBlanc — whom she met playing his fictional girlfriend on cancelled spin-off “Joey.”

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She and LeBlanc, 43, went public with their relationship amidst in 2006, shortly after his surprise split from wife of three years Melissa McKnight; Anders was branded the “other woman” in some media reports.

The weird connections don’t end there: Anders also plays LeBlanc’s girlfriend on his new Showtime series “Episodes,” in which the actor plays a fictionalized version of himself!

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