“Sometimes things just don’t work out, and this is one of them. I wish Molly the best,” Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom, told People on Tuesday.
The announcement came just days after the “Friends” reunion show aired on HBO Max, during which some viewers noted that Perry hardly spoke.
Ben Winston, director of the special, sprang to the defense of the actor, who has openly shared his struggles with substance abuse.
“He was great,” Winston told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I decided to get engaged,” Perry told People at the time. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”