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'Winter Wedding' Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid plan Christmas wedding in Derry

The pair celebrated their 8-year anniversary last month

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Courteney Cox with Johnny McDaid

Courteney Cox with Johnny McDaid

Courteney Cox with Johnny McDaid

Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are reportedly planning to get married in Ireland later this year.

According to Closer Magazine, the Friends star and the Snow Patrol singer hope to tie the knot in Johnny’s hometown of Derry this Christmas after being forced apart for nine months during the pandemic.

An insider revealed: “Courteney and Johnny’s stint apart was a huge wake-up call and they agreed to marry as soon as the Covid restrictions eased so they could celebrate with all their loved ones.

“They’re planning an intimate winter wedding in Johnny’s hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland in December at a local church, followed by a big party at a romantic castle nearby set in 1,000 acres of private land.”

The source also claimed that Courteney has asked her longtime friend Jennifer Aniston to be her joint maid of honour with her daughter Coco (17), who she had with her first husband David Arquette.

The insider continued: “Courteney asked Jen and her daughter Coco to be joint maid of honour, and she can’t wait to finally become Mrs McDaid and make things official.”

Courteney and Johnny were introduced to each other back in 2013 by their mutual friend Ed Sheeran. They got engaged in 2014 but split one year later before rekindling their romance.

The pair celebrated their 8-year anniversary last month, with Courtney posting two photos of the couple to her Instagram account to mark the occasion.

The first photo showed the happy couple during a fun night out, while the second showed Johnny and Courteney retiring to bed after a long evening.

Captioning the post, the 57-year-old actor said: “8 years later…I asked him to come up with a caption and he fell asleep. Still got it.

“Happy Anniversary xoxo,” she added.

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