Who is Courteney Cox dating? 'Friends' star called Johnny McDaid 'the one' after splitting with David Arquette
Monica was known as the 'Mother Hen' of the group. From Chandler Bing to Richard, Monica's love life on the show was never starved of action. What about the actress playing her?
Ahead of the much-awaited 'Friends' reunion special episode, which is all set to air on May 27, 2021, here’s a look at Courteney Cox’s love life. In the popular sitcom, Courteney's role as Monica Geller was loved by many for her oddities, quirks and charms. Monica was known as the "Mother Hen" of the group. From Chandler Bing to Richard, Monica's love life on the show was never starved of action. What about the actress playing her?
Born on June 15, 1964, Courteney Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. Her other notable works include her stint in the horror franchise, 'Scream' (1996-present). She also starred in and directed the sitcom, 'Cougar Town' (2009-2015). Courteney owns the production house Coquette productions, which was started by her ex-husband, David Arquette. Born in Birmingham, Alabama to Richard Lewis Cox and Courtney Copeland, Courteney has two sisters, Virginia and Dorothy, and an older brother, Richard Jr. Her parents were divorced in 1974. While Courteney has admitted to being obsessed with cleanliness just like her reel-life character Monica, she hasn't been that open about her private life, giving her fans a few peeks here and there.
Who was Courteney Cox married to?
Courteney was married to David Arquette and changed her name to ‘Courteney Cox Arquette’. In the opening credits of the episode, ‘The One After Vegas’ where Monica and Chandler don’t get married, the rest of the cast added Arquette to their names as a dedication for ‘Courteney, who did get married' in 1999. He was Courteney’s co-star in 'Scream'. A few years into their marriage, Arquette and she began to experience issues in their relationship. Though she was initially attracted to Arquette’s quirky ways, the rift between had started to grow. The couple had married on June 12, 1999 and announced their split on October 10, 2010. In an Ellen DeGeneres interview in 2013, Courteney talked about her dynamic with ex-David, and said, “He’s my best friend in the world. I love him. He is my best friend and we’ve both grown and changed, and I think we both appreciate each other more. I hope he does. I do.” Together, they have a daughter named Coco Arquette.
Who is Courtney Cox’s boyfriend?
After her divorce, Courteney found love again in musician, Johnny McDaid in 2014, whom she got engaged to after six months of dating. The pair called off their engagement in 2015 only to rekindle their romance later. In An interview with US Weekly in 2016, Courteney talked about the relationship and said, “Well, we love each other and we are, yes, we’re happy!” The couple have been together ever since.
On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in January 2019, Courteney hinted about Johnny being ‘the one’. She said, “He’s my guy. He’s my one. But saying ‘partner’ is difficult for me.” Last year the couple had to stay apart for more than nine months due to the global pandemic. Speaking about the same with Ellen in May 2020, Courteney said, “He was supposed to go to Switzerland to write and instead had to go to England first. And then all of a sudden, this all happened and they called a quarantine.”
Courteney and Johnny had reunited after lockdown sometime in December 2020 when they were seen together in a video message for Rath Mor Creggan, a charity that supports the Irish community of Creggan. The couple lauded the frontline workers from McDaid’s native Derry, Ireland. We just want to thank all the people at Rath Mor Creggan for all the incredible work you have done this year,” the Friends’ star said, as her boyfriend, Johnny added, “Well done, guys. Thank you so much for all the work — it’s so appreciated. And I know it’s been a really tough year, but here’s to a great 2021 ahead.”
Courteney and her ex-husband, David share a cordial relationship, co-parenting their 16-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette. Before David, she had been dating Batman actor Michael Keaton. They had begun dating in 1989 after she told a mutual friend that she liked Keaton in 1988’s 'Clean and Sober'. After nearly six years together the pair called it quits in July 1995. Among other names she has been linked to are Kevin Costner, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, Paul Brown with whom she even attended the 1987 Emmys, music agent Ian Copeland.
The last episode of 'Friends' aired on May 6, 2004. The highly popular sitcom has been in the news for its reunion episode for quite some time now. The reunion episode will air on Warner Media’s streaming service HBO Max and will feature celebrity guests like David Beckham, Lady Gaga, BTS, Cara Delevingne, Mindy Kaling, James Corden, Malala Yousafzai, and Justin Bieber among many others.