Date: 9th March 2001
Heartbroken JULIA ROBERTS has come to the aid of ex-boyfriend MATTHEW PERRY in his desperate fight against drug addiction - because she can't help blaming herself.
According to pals, Roberts feels terrible after discovering it was after she dumped him in 1996 that his downward spiral into a life of drink and drugs began. The worried actress learned of Perry's return to rehab from BRAD PITT, her co-star in THE MEXICAN, whose wife JENNIFER ANISTON works with Perry on the hit show FRIENDS.
The pal says, "When Julia learned that Matthew was backsliding she called and urged him to get help. Although their romance has been over for a long time, Julia still cares for him. "She's sent him a message telling him that he's more than welcome to spend some quality time on her ranch in New Mexico after rehab if he needs to get away." (SVD/TS/RP)