The entertainment community was stunned by the sudden death of actor Matthew Perry on Oct. 28, and many of his friends and colleagues shared heartfelt tributes on social media Former THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget) paid tribute to her late friend with a photo of them together when he popped into a photo shoot she was doing at the time.
“Oof,” she wrote. “Matty P. We were children here. You had come by to visit me and Maeve Quinlan (ex-Megan, B&B) while I was doing a photo shoot with our buddy Tucker Photos. As you drove to my house, the paparazzi followed you up my driveway. You were so apologetic. Even at the height of your incredible fame and career, you were kind and respectful, had such a good heart, and man, you always made us laugh so damn hard.
“And then about a year after this pic, you introduced me to my amazing husband, Jonathan Silverman,” Finnigan continued. “Almost 20 years ago now. And for that, you will always be a part of our story. We will always be grateful to you. Even though life went by and we didn’t see each other on the regular, every year we would text you on our anniversary and thank you. And you always responded with a ‘Best thing I ever did,’ or something of the sort.”
Finnigan and Silverman were married on June 7, 2007, in Greece, and the couple welcomed their daughter, Ella, on Sept. 29, 2017.
“So thanks, Matty,” she concluded. “Thanks for making the world laugh, thanks for the wonderful memories, thanks for perhaps one of the most successful introductions of a couple in this crazy town. Our hearts are heavy. We love you. Keep makin’ ‘em laugh up there.”