Courteney Cox and her Northern Irish rocker fiancé Johnny McDaid have yet to say I Do, but that means nothing because their commitment couldn’t be stronger he says.
“I just want to be with this woman for the rest of my life. That is all that matters. We’ll get there. The ceremonies are academic,” 38-year-old McDaid, a member of the band Snow Patrol, told People magazine last week at the premiere of his lady’s feature directorial debut, Just Before I Go.
Cox, 50, forever famous for her starring role in Friends, was equally effusive about her man.
“He’s a very sensitive soul,” she said. “When I knew that this was just who he is, that he was just a beautiful, sensitive, loving person with a wonderful family, with a beautiful set of friends, then I was like, ‘This is for real!’”
Cox appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week and playfully mocked Johnny’s thick Northern Ireland accent.
"We were celebrating our engagement a year ago and in Northern Ireland, you say the word 'now' not like 'n-o-w' but it's like 'a-u-w.’ It's hard to do it, I cannot get it,” she laughed, before showing a video of her family in Alabama trying to master the words “how, now, brown, cow” Northern Irish-style.
Cox’s only child, daughter Coco, is looking forward to being the wedding planner.
"She's 10 but she wants to do everything. She wants to be the maid of honor. She wants to be the flower girl, all the bridesmaids. She's just very excited,” Courtney told Ellen DeGeneres.