Matthew Perry's New TV Hookup Is Matt LeBlanc's Girlfriend!

Entertainment Jan. 21, 2011 AT 5:57PM
Matthew Perry's New TV Hookup Is Matt LeBlanc's Girlfriend! Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; David Livingston/Getty Images; Nick Harvey/WireImage.com

Hollywood really is a small town, after all!

In a Friends-themed game of musical chairs, it turns out that Matthew Perry's love interest on new show Mr. Sunshine has intimate ties to a dear old pal.

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On the ABC comedy -- premiering Feb. 9 -- actress Andrea Anders plays Alice, an office hookup buddy to sports agent Ben (Perry).

In real life, Anders, 35, is longtime girlfriend to Perry's old Friends cohort Matt LeBlanc -- whom she met playing his fictional girlfriend on cancelled spinoff Joey.

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She and LeBlanc, 43, went public with their relationship in 2006, shortly after his surprise split from wife of three years Melissa McKnight; Anders was branded the "other woman" in some media reports.

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The weird connections don't end there: Anders also plays LeBlanc's girlfriend on his new Showtime series Episodes, in which the actor plays a fictionalized version of himself!

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