Matthew Perry revealed that personal wealth is one of the most important assets he is looking for in a partner.
The 53-year-old actor told People magazine that after several failed relationships because the women he was dating were only interested in his money, he decided to meet a woman who had her own assets.
“The next person I take seriously is someone I will love and not be afraid of the things that used to scare me … someone who supports himself in every way, but especially financially, because I got. Burned a few times by women who wanted my money, didn’t really care about me,” he explained.
When asked about any breach of the dating agreement, Perry doubled down on his conviction. “People I’m starting to think it’s in the money. And it happens more often than you think. Someone with their own wealth is an important element for me.”
MATTHEW PERRY opens up about why he’s never found love and why he’ll only date rich women
Beverly Hills celebrity matchmaker and dating expert Alessandra Conti told Fox News Digital that Perry’s fear of getting involved with a woman who may not have pure intentions is common among celebrities and high-powered men who seek her services.
She explained that most of her clients hire her not only to find love, but also especially to get rid of women who may only want them for their money.
“I also love that he used the particular phrase ‘self-support,'” Conti added to Perry. “Men who are at a high level in their work, of course, come with financial wealth, need a woman who adds value, it is a woman who brings femininity and care and warmth and passion into their lives.”
Conti explained that ideally, a partner for a celebrity would come from a certain level of wealth. “So she or he is not shocked and confused by the lifestyle or just kind of stopped or just impressed with it,” she said.
“But I like pairing public figures with people of background,” she added. “Men and women who live life to the fullest and love beyond relationships, even if they are kindergarten teachers, it doesn’t matter what the job is, but where is the value?”
George Clooney, once considered a lifelong bachelor, met his wife Amal Alamuddin, an international human rights lawyer who built her own successful practice representing high-profile clients, including Julian Assange and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Both are committed to the protection of human rights around the world and have jointly established Clooney Foundation for Justice in 2016.
Conti said that in addition to using matchmaking companies like her own, celebrities often meet successful and wealthy partners through volunteer work or by attending high-profile events and galas.
In 2006, Salma Hayek met French businessman François-Henri Pinault at an exhibition in Venice, Italy. The couple welcomed daughter Valentina in 2007 and married in 2009.
Miranda Kerr was first introduced to billionaire Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at the 2014 Louis Vuitton event in New York City. This couple has been married since 2017 and has two sons.
In addition to Hayek and Kerr, a number of female celebrities, including Janet Jackson, Elle MacPherson and Mariah Carey, have dated or married billionaires. Conti shares her insight into why famous women may be more likely than their male counterparts to choose the richest partners.
“I think that many female celebrities are often attracted to men who come from a strong financial background because many times there are such providers, dynamic protection providers, which are very attractive for women, even for words. unquote alpha women or even women who are public figures or celebrities. she said.
“Many times they work in their day, they are, they are leaders. But when they are in their romantic partner, they want to exercise their femininity.”
In recent years, many celebrities have turned to dating apps to find relationships. Raya, a members-only dating app for celebrities and influencers, is especially popular with stars looking for love with partners who have achieved a certain level of wealth, status and fame.
Drew Barrymore, Channing Tatum, Demi Lovato, Kiernan Shipka and Olivia Rodrigo are among the stars who have tried to find romance in Raya.
In a 2020 appearance on “Watch What Happened to Andy Cohen,” Barrymore said that passing Raya was like “seeing through us weekly.”
“I’m ugly too. I get up, and I don’t match anyone,” she admitted to Cohen, who is a Raya user.
She continued, “And my friends gave me a false sense of confidence. It was a wreck.”
However, Raya boasts some success stories. Olympian Simone Biles met her fiance, Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens, on the app in March 2020, shortly before the shutdown of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The NFL star later admitted he “didn’t hear” the four-time Olympic gold medalist when they first met.
“I don’t know who she is,” Owens told Texas Monthly in June 2021. “I’ve never heard of her, and when I tell her, that’s what she likes.”
The two went public with their relationship in August 2020 and announced their relationship on Last February.
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“Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Meghan King and the nephew of President Joe Biden’s short love Cuffe Biden Owens began after they met on the app in September 2021. The two tied the knot three weeks later but separated after two months of marriage. .
Regardless of how they met, Conti told Fox News Digital that she believes celebrities like Perry prioritize strong values over financial considerations when it comes to dating.
“I know what Matthew is expressing, and I think it’s the wrong direction to look for rich women,” she said. “So what I found is that women who have successful marriages and partnerships with highly successful men, they don’t have to be billionaires, but they have a strong value system that is rooted in family.”
She continued, “It’s based on connection, in friendship and experience. So, that’s where he needs to be important. He needs to prioritize meeting women who don’t need money, that’s what I think he’s trying to express.”
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