Unmasking the Truth Behind the Feud Between the ‘Friends’ Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry

Published 10/07/2023, 12:08 PM EDT

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When one gazes upon the iconic cast of Friends, it is easy to question if one is living life in the right social circle, given the influence of this globally beloved sitcom. However, a juicy revelation lurked behind the scenes. The curtain was pulled back to unveil a colossal secret involving the three stars, who embodied the essence of friendship as Ross, Joey, and Chandler. It left us with a burning question: Could this revelation possibly be any more surprising?

Over the years, television witnessed its fair share of co-stars who did not quite get along. But in 2015, things took a spicy turn when someone close to Matt LeBlanc spilled the beans on some tales involving the Friends co-stars. This revelation became the hottest gossip in town, captivating the attention of many.

Did Matt LeBlanc ever clash with his co-stars?

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During an exclusive interview with Radar Online in 2015, LeBlanc’s father, Paul LeBlanc, made a sensational statement about Perry and David Schwimmer. He asserted that his famous son had a negative opinion of Perry and called him an “a**hole.” Additionally, he claimed that LeBlanc Jr. wanted to fight his fellow co-stars, further stating that “He wanted to pound on Matthew a couple of times.” However, this was not the only thing Paul LeBlanc said.

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He brought David Schwimmer into the mix as well. Regarding Schwimmer, he said that LeBlanc did not want to fight him but did imply that they did not have a harmonious relationship. He characterized Schwimmer as “kind of dry, a bit too serious,” indicating possible friction between the two. Further, the father of the Joey actor also mentioned that his son liked Lisa Kudrow.

Was the friendly camaraderie that millions witnessed on the screen not the same off-screen, or are these rumors without any strong foundation?

Is the bond between the Friends’ star genuine?

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Many knew about the brotherhood that LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer shared. As the constant third wheel to Monica and Chandler, the audience loved LeBlanc’s portrayal of Joey. In 2015, LeBlanc put those rumors to rest in an interview with People, stating that Perry was like his little brother, and Schwimmer was his big brother.

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A source close to the cast informed People in 2016 that the on-screen chemistry of the cast was remarkable, they were truly friends, and there was no behind-the-scenes drama. While talking to Howard Stern in 2015, Schwimmer defended LeBlanc when he was asked if the actor was out of control. He replied, “Not at all,” and further suggested that the article was a complete lie. This further cemented the fact that all was well in the Friends universe.

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Sakshi Singh

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Sakshi Singh is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love towards Hollywood and the entertainment industry began when she came across Mindhunter and the thrilling series opened her eyes to the power of storytelling. Her background in law saw her first foray into the world of writing through several published articles in law journals.

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