Courteney Cox On Her Wedding, And The Pressure Of Marrying A Younger Man

Courteney Cox, unlike many Hollywood celebrities, is not getting more cynical with age. The Friends star, who turned 51 this past June, is busy making plans for her wedding to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, whom she became engaged to at her best pal Jennifer Aniston’s house back in 2014. And despite the musician being 12 years her junior, Courteney Cox admits her relationship with McDaid does not put any pressure on her to appear younger.

The Mirror reported that Cox also confessed that she has had Botox in the past in her bid to appear youthful, as is the norm in Hollywood, but that she draws the line at going under the knife.

“It’s no secret I’ve had some Botox in the past, but I won’t go under the knife. Johnny isn’t into that whole Hollywood look anyway, so I don’t feel pressure to keep looking like a 20-year-old for him.”

That’s good news, Courteney, and one we are sure your fans would be happy to hear!

Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid first met in 2013 through their mutual friend and singer Ed Sheeran, who was living with the Friends star at the time. Though there has been no official confirmation about when the wedding might take place, it is widely anticipated that the pair will walk down the aisle by the end of this year. Courteney Cox said one of the reasons that they might decide to tie the knot sooner rather than later is because someone important is getting very excited at the prospect of the wedding.

“Johnny and I are still in the planning stage, although Coco wants to be a wedding planner and has taken over! We’re in no rush but we’d like to do it sometime soon… more for Coco [who] can’t wait to be a bridesmaid.”

Fair enough. How many daughters get the chance to be the bridesmaid at their mother’s wedding?

Meanwhile, the wedding is not the only thing which is keeping Courteney Cox busy these days. According to People, Cox recently directed a music video for the song “Love Will Set You Free” by Irish band Kodaline, the lyrics of which were penned by Johnny McDaid.

It was not always in the cards, however. There were no plans to shoot a video for the song, but when Courteney Cox listened to “Love Will Set You Free” for the first time, she liked it so much that she made up her mind to direct the music video herself.

“When Johnny first played me ‘Love Will Set You Free,’ I was blown away. The song is incredibly beautiful. After hanging out with the guys and getting to know their personalities, I knew I wanted to direct this video and really showcase who they are as individuals and as musicians.”

What a good job she has done too, don’t you think?

Perhaps Courteney could direct a video of her wedding — with Coco’s help, of course.

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