Courteney Cox to tie the knot with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid in Northern Ireland this weekend
Courteney will be walking down the aisle at the rumored venue St Mary's Catholic Church in Ardmore which is close to where the groom Johnny grew up as a child
Former 'Friends' star Courteney Cox is all set to tie the knot with Snow Patrol rocker and fiance Johnny McDaid in Northen Ireland this weekend. The 54-year-old actress and the guitarist 41-year-old are believed to be getting married in front of their closest family and friends at an intimate and private ceremony that will take place tomorrow in Derry.
It is rumored that Ed Sheeran will be performing at the wedding and is going to entertain Courteney and Johnny's guests. Courteney's best friend and former 'Friends' castmate Jennifer Aniston will be serving as the maid of honor. When Jennifer married Justin Theroux in 2015, Courteney took on the same role as the maid of honor for Jen's special day. However, the couple ended up going their separate ways in February this year.
In the wake of their breakup, Jennifer revealed that she leaned on Courteney "the most" to help her, a source told E!News. "Courteney's been at her house many times and has been by her side through it all.
Many of her friends have known about this for months and knew it was coming. A lot of people didn't think that Jen and Justin were a good match from the start, but ultimately supported her decision."
49-year-old Jennifer is going to be returning the favor as Courteney will be walking down the aisle at the rumored venue, St Mary's Catholic Church in Ardmore which is close to where the groom Johnny grew up as a child. The couple has also supposedly planned a second wedding reception in Malibu, California. Courteney and Johnny have a 12-year age gap and were introduced by Bloodstream singer Ed Sheeran back in 2013.
The couple did separate for around four months in the year 2016 but eventually reconciled and have been inseparable ever since. As a special treat for their wedding guests, matchmaker Ed may delight the guests with a special performance.
As reported by Mirror, during the month of May, Johnny revealed how "scary" it felt to be so much in love with his bride-to-be. "Love is hard because it feels like a lot, and if you feel a lot you have a lot to lose and a lot to gain. When something is there, it can be scary and it can be hard but, overall, it is something that we decide to work on and we decide to put ourselves into."
"Like songs, it’s worth it because, at the end, you have something you get to treasure for the rest of your life," he shared.
Recently, Jennifer and Courteney met up on the red carpet making it their second appearance together in a week. The former 'Friends' costars were seen at the AFI Gala in Hollywood where they were supporting actor and director George Clooney who was being honored with a lifetime achievement award. The two women wore co-ordinated black gowns for the event.
Jennifer wore a Christian Lacroix couture dress, which she paired with Gucci heels and a Valentino bag, while Courteney opted for Roland Mouret. At the AFI Gala, the pair also spoke on stage together as they honored Clooney's body of work. Back in the year 1995, Jennifer and Courteney had worked with him on two episodes on the popular sitcom 'Friends' where Clooney played an A&E doctor.
Both the women also attended a Chanel dinner on the weekend where they were joined by the likes of Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, and Priyanka Chopra. The event was a benefit for the Natural Resources Defence Council, drawing attention to the plight of the oceans ahead of World Ocean's Day on 8 June. Both actresses looked stunning as they sported Chanel head-to-toe. Aniston chose to wear a black high-waisted cropped trousers and a blazer while Courteney opted to wear a white open-neck shirt and black silk trousers.
Jennifer and Courteney have been close since they both starred in 'Friends' together from the year 1994 to 2004. As best friends would, Jennifer seems to get along quite nicely with Cox's fiance Johnny McDaid. Both Courteney and McDaid were hands on for Aniston's birthday getaway last year in Los Cabos. Many fans and followers are hoping for a possible 'Friends' reunion and the series co-creator, Marta Kaufman told E!News, "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and, once you have a family, there's no need anymore."
Earlier in the month of February, Jennifer appeared on the 'Ellen Degeneres' show and told Ellen, "Anything is a possibility, Ellen. Anything. I mean, George Clooney got married. That’s like an anything can happen."