Courteney Cox, 57, calls boyfriend Johnny McDaid ‘my best friend and love’ as she celebrates his 45th birthday following long separation due to COVID-19
Courteney Cox is celebrating her longtime boyfriend Johnny McDaid’s 45th birthday by paying tribute him on Instagram.
The Friends actress shared a shot of herself and McDaid snuggled up on set of the iconic sitcom, specifically the setting used for her character Monica’s apartment.
‘Happy Birthday to my best friend and love,’ Cox, 57, began in the caption. ‘He’s the kindest, most patient, best listener, curious, caring, not to mention talented and gorgeous partner. I love you jmd. x.’
Happy birthday: Courteney Cox, 57, paid tribute to her longtime boyfriend Johnny McDaid on his 45th birthday by sharing a photo taken of the couple on the couch from the Friends set
This year’s birthday proved to be a special one for the couple, being that is the first they’ve been able to celebrate in-person since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last March.
Courteney and Johnny have been together for nearly eight years.
In Saturday’s birthday snap, McDaid had his arms wrapped around the Scream actress, who was dressed in an all black ensemble with her legs curled up on the couch.
Cox also shared a second snap, which gave her 11.6million followers another look at her and her beau’s obvious chemistry.
Closer look: Cox also shared a second snap, which gave her 11.6million followers another look at her and her beau’s obvious chemistry
Cox and McDaid were separated last year when the Snow Patrol star turned 44 while quarantining in Europe.
‘It’s been 133 days since we were last together. Covid sucks. Happy Birthday J. I loved our lunch/dinner (LA/London time) zoom date today. I miss you madly,’ Cox wrote one year ago to the day.
McDaid ended up being stuck in Europe for nine months in isolation, which turned out to be the longest time they were ever separated.
‘He was supposed to go to Switzerland to write and instead had to go to England. Then all of a sudden, this all happened and they called a quarantine,’ the iconic sitcom star explained during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2020.
Pandemic fallout! Cox celebrated McDaid’s 44th birthday last year with a Zoom call, due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Last September, while sill quarantining separately, the pair celebrated their seventh anniversary, with Cox paying tribute to their milestone day with a heartfelt Instagram post.
‘7 years ago today I had my first date with this incredible man… and my life was changed forever. I love you J,’ she gushed in the caption of a video montage of photos taken throughout their relationship.
The couple first met through some celebrity friends and began dating in September 2013. They got engaged six months later but called the wedding off in 2015, but remained close.
By April 2016, they reunited in London and have been a solid item ever since.
While McDaid, a Northern Ireland native, joined his series Snow Patrol in 2011, he has also written and worked with such artists as Ed Sheehan, Robbie Williams and Pink, among many others.
Going strong: The couple have been dating since September 2013