Johnny McDaid Jokes Boyfriend Courteney Cox “Hasn’t Understood a Word He’s Said in Eight Years”
Johnny McDaid joked that his girlfriend of eight years, Courteney Cox, doesn’t understand his accent when he gave insight into their relationship on Tuesday.
The Snow Patrol rocker, 45, who hails from Northern Ireland, told MailOnline that the American actress, 57, “has no idea” what she is saying.
Detailing their relationship further, Johnny revealed that they were forced to spend lockdown apart while discussing how they handled the “difficult time”.
‘No idea!’: Johnny McDaid, 45, joked that boyfriend Courteney Cox, 57, doesn’t understand his accent when he spoke about their ‘difficult time’ apart in lockdown on Tuesday
Speaking about his ‘transatlantic’ accent, the musician joked: ‘Well, my partner is American and he hasn’t understood a word I’ve said in eight years. She has no idea!
‘I think what happens is when you’re from where I’m from and you do interviews with people who aren’t, people just look at you and say, what are you saying? I think the accent is starting to soften and I left home at 17.
The couple started dating in 2013, after being introduced by mutual friends, they got engaged in 2013 and although they called off the wedding in 2015, they resumed their relationship the following year.
Funny: The Snow Patrol rocker, who hails from Northern Ireland, has admitted the American actress “has no idea” what she’s saying.
Now based in London, he splits his time between the UK and where Courteney resides in the US, but they were forced to spend lockdown in their respective countries.
Johnny added: “We were apart, as many people were separated from their families and loved ones, but we were able to stay as connected as we could and we both immersed ourselves in being creative.”
“She did her show and a new product line, and I did Bad Habits with Ed [Sheeran]so we were able to stay really productive even if it was hard being apart, and it was hard, but we don’t have the hardest lives in the world, we’re very lucky.
Looking ahead with Courteney, Johnny joked that she couldn’t afford Ed Sheeran at their wedding.
Loved even! In September, Courteney paid tribute to her longtime boyfriend as they celebrated eight years of dating.
In September, Courteney paid tribute to her longtime boyfriend as they celebrated eight years of dating.
The Friends actress shared two snapshots of the couple on Instagram: one from when they first met in 2013 and a steamy current photo of the couple in bed.
Looking as young as eight years ago when she snuggled up to the Snow Patrol star, captioning that she “still has it.”
In the sizzling bedroom snap, Courteney showed off her age-defying complexion and natural beauty as she snapped the selfie and snuggled up to her musician boyfriend.
Youthful: Courteney also shared a youthful snap of the pair embracing inside a posh venue from 2013
Johnny, who has also written for Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Pink, stood out for a wiry beard and closed his eyes as he slept next to the actress.
The couple looked like they hadn’t aged a day since their first year of dating in 2013, and Courteney shared a youthful snap of the pair embracing in a posh setting.
‘8 years later… I asked him to come up with a title and he fell asleep. He still has it. ♥️ Happy anniversary xoxo’, the Scream star captioned the post.
Cute: She wrote: ‘8 years later… I asked him to make up a legend and he fell asleep. She still has it. ♥️ Happy Anniversary xoxo’
The couple first met through celebrity friends and started dating in September 2013.
They got engaged six months later and remained close despite calling off the wedding in 2015, but reunited in April 2016 in London.
Courteney shares her daughter Coco, 17, with ex-husband David Arquette, 50, whom she married in 1999 and divorced in 2013.
Meanwhile, Johnny has never been married and has no children.
Family: Courteney shares daughter Coco, 17, with ex-husband David Arquette, 50, whom she married in 1999 and divorced in 2013 (pictured)