Whereas some is likely to be stunned by such a young second between a present husband and an ex-husband, followers of Matthew Perry know higher. Matthew by no means shied away from discussing the loving relationship he shared along with his stepfather, Keith Morrison, and simply how good he was to his mom, Suzanne Morrison. Matthew’s mom wed the true crime broadcaster in 1981 when Perry was solely 12 years outdated. Perry later divulged within the confines of his memoir, “Associates, Lovers, and the Huge Horrible Factor,” that he had just one axe to grind along with his stepdad. “He all the time takes my mom’s facet,” he penned. “He’s her protector. I am unable to let you know what number of occasions my mom has performed one thing that I could have taken situation with, and I have been informed by Keith that it by no means occurred. Some would name this gaslighting, others would name it gaslighting — it is gaslighting,” he joked. “However my household was held collectively by one man, and that was Keith Morrison,” he declared.
Matthew’s organic father, John Bennett Perry, left his mom, Suzanne, when Perry was solely 9 months outdated to pursue an appearing profession in California. Whereas Perry referred to the act as “abandonment” in his e book, he fastidiously famous that John “grew to become an exquisite father” later in his life. Ultimately, on the age of 15, Matthew opted to maneuver to California to stay along with his dad in an effort to forge a relationship with him.