Matt LeBlanc became a TV sensation as Joey Tribbiani on Friends, a heartthrob and a bit of a player on the show. 17 years after the finale premiered, LeBlanc and his co-stars reunite and reminisce about their time filming it and the bond they formed over the years in HBO Max’s Friends: The Reunion.  

The co-stars talked about the romantic chemistry between them, and it didn’t take long for fans to pry into their real-life love story. 


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LeBlanc Found Love on the Set of Top Gear

LeBlanc probably has little need to use Joey Tribbiani’s famous pickup line “How you doing?” these days. The actor first met his current girlfriend, Aurora Mulligan, on the set of BBC’s Top Gear, a non-fiction series featuring automobile reviews and races which coincided with his love for motors and vehicles. 

 LeBlanc co-hosted the show from 2016 to 2019, which was executive produced by the 33-year-old Irish television producer. The pair likes to keep their relationship away from the prying eyes of the media as they rarely make appearances on each other’s Instagram page. 

Despite keeping their romance under wraps, LeBlanc and Mulligan soon stepped out publicly in different events such as the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and Hickstead Derby. They have since been spotted out and about at various places, including a joint appearance at the London premiere of Top Gear’s 25th season. 


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In one episode of The Graham Norton Show, when the host asked him if he had relocated to the UK after working on Episodes and Top Gear. The actor sheepishly replied,

It’s half and half. I have a flat here with my girlfriend, but my home is in LA. I spend a lot of time here, so I have to kind of like it!

Is Matt LeBlanc Married?

LeBlanc has often been seen as a womanizer outside of his role as Joey. Before Mulligan, LeBlanc was romantically involved with several other figures in the entertainment industry. In fact, he confessed that the only reason he got into acting was that he was following a “cute girl".

At the beginning of his television career in 1989, the actor dated actress and model Teri Copley for about half a year, and his next high-profile relationship was with Almost Famous actress Kate Hudson who was just seventeen years old. 

The relationship, however, did not last long, and in 1997, LeBlanc began dating British-American model Melissa McKnight whom he proposed a year later. The pair tied the knot in 2003 and welcomed daughter Marina a year later.  


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However, in 2006 LeBlanc unexpectedly called it off. People reported that LeBlanc got involved with a fellow Friends spin-off Joey, co-star, and while McKnight was hoping for a reconciliation, LeBlanc had other plans and filed for divorce. 

Soon after his divorce, LeBlanc began dating his co-star from Joey, Andrea Anders, and their relationship lasted eight years. But in 2015, the relationship ended after he was caught cheating at a Halloween party, though his representatives denied the infidelity in a statement to E! News.