Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, Jen was asked: “How do you hope everyone continues to celebrate Matthew’s legacy?”
“Celebrate him,” she simply responded.
This year’s Emmys featured a special tribute to Matthew, who portrayed Chandler Bing in all 10 seasons of Friends, with the “In Memoriam” section of the ceremony being accompanied by a stripped-back version of the sitcom’s iconic theme tune.
Matthew was found dead at his home in California in October 2023, at the age of 54.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner recently ruled that Matthew had died from the “acute effects of ketamine”, with contributing factors to the late actor’s accidental death including drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine, a drug used in the treatment of opioid addiction.
Shortly after Matthew’s death, the five core members of the Friends cast issued a joint statement, saying they were “utterly devastated” by the news.
Each of them later shared a more personal individual tribute, with Jennifer recalling one of her most recent text conversations with Matthew to demonstrate to Friends fans what their relationship was really like.
Jen also spoke about the loss during an interview with Variety last month, sharing: “I hope he can know that he was loved in a way he never thought he was.”