Matt LeBlanc captured our hearts with his amazing portrayal of Joey Tribbiani from the first to the last episode of FRIENDS. While we’re all excited to see him bring the character to life on the reunion special, we’ve now come across some not-so-happy details that his father, Paul LeBlanc, has shared.
Paul revealed that their relationship turned sour when a small argument around him gave him a motorbike. The fallout turned into a bitter argument that saw the 53-year-old’s heart cut her father’s heart financially. It also forced senior LeBlanc to leave his beloved home.
While talking about his relationship with Matt LeBlanc, his father, Paul, told The Sun he watches reruns of FRIENDS to stay “ connected ” to the Golden Globe winner. Paul has also stated that the star who played Joey Tribbiani on the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004 does not return his texts or phone calls.
Explaining why his relationship with Matt LeBlanc is at odds, Paul told the post, “I’ve lived without any contact for nine years and it’s still hard to believe what happened. He continued, “I was kicked out and locked out of my home for a humiliating argument over money and a motorcycle.”
Paul LeBlanc added, “I am an old man now and I live on Social Security. Without my savings, I couldn’t survive. Speaking of actor FRIENDS, he said, “But I’ve never heard of Matt and he’s only sent me one birthday card in my entire life. I texted him, including one this year, asking if we could get back in touch, but he totally ignored me. “
He continued, “It’s humiliating. But the truth is, Matt has always been a mother’s boy and there has been so much spinoff. We are all getting old. He added that his message to Matt LeBlanc is, “You have to pull yourself together before it’s too late.” I will miss you when I’m gone. ”
Speaking of watching the FRIENDS reunion special with Matt LeBranc, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry, Paul said he wouldn’t because he couldn’t afford cable TV anymore. The actor’s father said, “I only have one TV channel so I won’t watch the reunion. I can’t figure out what it is. I always thought Friends was a silly show for young people.
Paul added that before their relationship got bitter, he moved to Malibu when Matt was playing in FRIENDS to spend more time together. Speaking further, he said, “The problem is when someone has money you don’t fit into their lifestyle unless they want you there, and they can stop you. .
Adding that Matt LeBlanc eventually bought him a house in Colorado and paid him an allowance. The actor’s father added, “Matt is erratic with me and he’s hot-tempered. One minute he’s nice, the next he’s cutting your throat – not literally obviously. Paul added that Matt regularly visits and they hang out, drink beers and mess around on bikes.
Recalling that time, Paul said, “It was a good time, but Matt is obsessed with acting. The last time he came to see me was in 2011. ”But when Paul gave his motorbike to his nephew, Matt reportedly got angry and cut his father’s allowance. Speaking of which, Paul added that Matt probably thought he would beg him to activate the funding, but he wouldn’t.
The star’s father said, “I don’t understand. I’ve spent the last nine years thinking about it and still find it amazing. He just cut me off. This led Paul to no longer being able to pay the rent and to lose “everything”.
Responding to Paul’s claims, a spokesperson for Matt LeBlanc told the same publication, “To put this in perspective, Matt’s father abandoned Matt and his mother as a child.
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