Matthew Perry has revealed that personal wealth is one of the most important assets he looks for in a romantic partner.
The 53-year-old actor told People magazine that after several of his relationships failed because the women he dated were only interested in his money, he decided to find love with a woman who had her own wealth.
“The next person I really take seriously is someone I’m going to be in love with and I’m not going to be afraid of the things that used to scare me…someone who supports himself. In every way, but especially financially, because I got It was burned a few times by women who wanted my money and didn’t care about me,” he explained.
When asked about any dating violations, Perry doubled down on his belief. “People I’m starting to think are in it for the money. And that happens more often than you think. Someone who has their own wealth is a pretty key component to me.”
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Celebrity liaison and Beverly Hills dating expert Alessandra Conti told Fox News Digital that Perry’s fear of hooking up with women who may not have the best intentions is common among celebrities and powerful men who seek her services.
She explained that most of her clients hire her not only to find love, but specifically to weed out any women who only want them for their money.
“I also like that he uses the phrase specifically ‘self-supporting,'” Conti added of Perry. “Men who are at such a high level in their careers, which usually, of course, comes with financial wealth, they want a woman who is an accessory. This is a woman who brings femininity and care, warmth and passion into their lives.”
Conti explained that it would be ideal to partner a celebrity of a certain level of wealth. “So she or he isn’t completely shocked and drained by the lifestyle, or just completely turned off or simply charmed by it,” she said.
“But I like to connect public figures with down-to-earth people,” she added. “Down-to-earth men and women who live full lives and have passions beyond the relationship, even if they are kindergarten teachers. It doesn’t necessarily matter what the job is, but where are the values?”
George Clooney, once considered a lifelong bachelor, has found his match in wife Amal Alamuddin, an international human rights lawyer who has built her own successful practice representing high-profile clients including Julian Assange and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Bonded by their commitment to defending human rights around the world, the two co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice in 2016.
Conti said that in addition to using matchmaking firms like hers, celebrities often meet successful and wealthy partners through volunteer work or attending high-profile events and galas.
In 2006, Salma Hayek met French billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault at a gala event 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 a 2014 Louis Vuitton event in New York. The couple has been married since 2017 and has two sons.
In addition to Hayek and Kerr, many celebrities have married or married billionaires, including Janet Jackson, Elle MacPherson and Mariah Carey. Conti shared her insight into why famous women are more likely than their male counterparts to choose ultra-rich partners.
“I think more female celebrities are more attracted to men who come from very strong financial backgrounds, because a lot of times there’s that provider dynamic, provider protector dynamic that’s incredibly attractive to a woman, even to the offer. alpha female or even a woman who’s public or a celebrity,” she said.
“A lot of times when they’re in their day jobs, they’re on, they’re the leaders. But when they’re in their romantic partnerships, they want to assert their femininity.”
In recent years, many celebrities have turned to dating apps to find relationships. Raya, an exclusive members-only dating app for celebrities and influencers, is particularly popular with stars looking to find love with partners who have also 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 tried to find romance with Raya.
In a 2020 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Barrymore said that browsing Raya was like “browsing Us Weekly.”
“It was terrible for me, too. I got up and I didn’t fit in with anyone,” she admitted to Cohen, who is a Raya user himself.
She continued, “And my friends gave me this kind of inflated sense of false confidence. They were like, ‘You should try it.’ It will be great for you. It was a car accident.”
However, Raya boasts a few success stories. Olympian Simone Biles met her fiance, Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens, on the app in March 2020, shortly before the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NFL star later admitted he “hadn’t heard” of the four-time Olympic gold medalist when they first met.
“I didn’t know who she was,” Owens told Texas Monthly in June 2021. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that was one of the things that she liked.”
They announced their relationship to the public in August 2020, and announced their engagement last February.
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Real Housewives of Orange County’s Meghan King and President Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Biden Owens’ short-lived romance began after they met on the app in September 2021. The couple tied the knot three weeks later, but split after two months of marriage. .
Regardless of how they met, Conti told Fox News Digital that she thinks celebrities like Perry prioritize strong values over financial considerations when it comes to dating.
“I know what Matthew is saying and I think it’s a bit of a misnomer to be looking for, quote unquote, a rich woman,” she said. “So I found that women who have successful marriages and partnerships with successful men are not necessarily billionaires, but they have a strong family-based value system.”
She continued, “It’s based on connection and friendships and experiences. That’s what he really needs to prioritize. He needs to prioritize meeting women who aren’t necessarily financially driven. That’s really what I think he’s trying to convey.”
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