Matthew Perry delves into some of his past romantic obsessions, including his crush on former co-star Valerie Bertinelli, in his upcoming memoir Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing.
Perry, 53, claims in her memoir that her crush on the former child star, now 62, became so intense that she ended up arguing with her one night after her then-husband, Eddie Van Halen, allegedly passed out, according to Page Six. DailyMail.com has contacted Bertinelli representatives for comment.
The actor, who also delved into his bizarre feud with Keanu Reeves in the upcoming book, recently sat down for an upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, where he discussed the importance of having friends and a social safety net in combating his year-long battle. with addiction
His idol: Matthew Perry, 53, claims he once made out with his Sydney co-star Valerie Bertinelli in his upcoming memoir, according to Page Six; seen in 1990
Perry writes in his memoir that his time as Valerie’s brother in Sydney became intense because he “fell head over heels for Valerie Bertinelli, who was clearly in a troubled marriage”.
And he adds: ‘My crush was crushing; she was not only out of my league, she was also married to one of the most famous rock stars on the planet, Eddie Van Halen.
Perry describes how intense his crush on the actress was, leading him to plan a future together.
‘It is important to note here that my feelings for Valerie were genuine. He was completely in love with her, I mean obsessed with her and had elaborate fantasies about him leaving Eddie Van Halen and living out the rest of his days with me,” he writes.
In love: Perry ‘fell madly in love with Valerie’ while playing her brother on the show and says it seemed their marriage was ‘troubled’
Lastly: Perry says he and Bertinelli ended up making out one night at his house after Van Halen passed out from drinking too much.
Things finally escalated when he was invited over to Bertinelli and Van Halen’s house, where he “just hung out and looked at Valerie and tried to make her laugh.”
“When you made her laugh, you felt ten feet tall,” he gushes.
But “Eddie had enjoyed the fruits of the vine too much, once again, and finally passed out, less than thirty feet from us,” Perry says, adding, “This was my chance!
“If you think I didn’t really stand a chance in hell, you’d be wrong, dear reader: Valerie and I had a long and elaborate make-out session. It was about to happen, maybe she dressed the same way as me.
He claims that Bertinelli even seemed to reciprocate his feelings.
“I told her I had been thinking about doing it for a long time and she told me right away,” says Perry.
Flaw: But she acted normal when she got back to work, and the two never spoke about the experiment again. She said that he was relieved when the show was cancelled; Bertinelli and Van Halen seen in 1990
But when he confessed the night with Bertinelli to co-star Craig Bierko, Bierko was cautious rather than optimistic and told him to be careful.
As for Bertinelli, he did not mention what had happened and acted, as he should have, as if it were a normal day.
“I quickly took the hint and also did the part I was supposed to do, but inside I was devastated,” says Perry.
Bertinelli’s professionalism reportedly led to sleepless nights and tears for the future Friends star, and she saw Sydney’s failure as an escape from obsession because she “didn’t have to see Valerie anymore.”
The actor gives a Freudian explanation of his attraction to Bertinelli and other women who could not love him.
“I have spent my life being attracted to women who were not available. It doesn’t take a psychology degree to realize this had something to do with my relationship with my mom,” she writes.
Freudian: ‘I’ve spent my life being attracted to women who weren’t available. It doesn’t take a psychology degree to realize this had something to do with my relationship with my mom,” he writes.
It Takes a Town: In an excerpt from her interview with Diane Sawyer, Perry talks about how “addiction is too terrible for anyone to defeat alone.”
The latest excerpt from his book comes before Perry’s interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News, in which he describes the importance of having a support system in combating addiction.
Sawyer notes in the last clip that Perry sends “postcards from hell to anyone who needs them.”
She says the actor, who spent weeks in a coma after his colon ruptured due to opioid use, had undergone ‘600 AA meetings’ along with ’30 years’ of therapy and 15 stints in rehab.
“Addiction is too terrible for anyone to defeat alone, but together, one day at a time, we can defeat it,” Sawyer reads in his memoir.
‘Your disease is right outside, just doing one-arm push-ups, just waiting for you, waiting to be alone. Because you only lose with the disease,’ warns Perry.
In the company of Friends: ‘Your disease is right outside, just doing one-arm push-ups, just waiting for you, waiting to be left alone.’ Because you only lose with the disease,’ warns Perry
However, he added that now he finally feels ‘good’ and has some ‘strength’.
He explained that being “okay” means he has “developed some safety nets around this.” I feel very good now.
“For some reason, obviously because I was on Friends, more people want to listen to me,” she added.
His fame and platform led him to see the confessions in his memoirs as a way of reaching out to help others.
“I have to take advantage of that. I have to help as many people as I can,’ she says.
Perry’s memoir Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing will be published on November 1.
Help others: ‘For some reason, obviously because I was on Friends, more people want to listen to me,’ she added. “I have to take advantage of that. I have to help as many people as I can’