Courteney Cox and her musician fiancé Johnny McDaid have reportedly called off their engagement and broken up.

Courteney Cox, Johnny McDaid Split

Cox and McDaid recently called it quits, but they had been having trouble in the relationship for awhile, according to People magazine. “They’ve been having problems for a long time,” a source told the outlet.

According to reports, it was Snow Patrol guitarist McDaid who decided to end the relationship, though there are conflicting suggestions about the reason why he broke up with the former Friends star. It’s been said that Cox’s close relationships with her costars and coworkers caused tension between the two, as well as McDaid’s smoking habit.

“He’s actually the one who instigated the breakup,” a source told PageSix. “Johnny feels she’s a little too close for comfort with her male co-stars. He doesn’t like the fact that she’s close to them, that she stays in touch with them [because] she has this past of falling in love with people she works with. He feels very uncomfortable.”


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“She has an aversion to [McDaid smoking cigarettes],” another insider said. “She feels like it’s a bad image, she doesn’t like the smell of it. They constantly fight about it. He started vaping, she doesn’t even want him vaping.”

Cox was apparently somewhat blindsided by McDaid’s decision to end their relationship and is “super upset” about it. “She’s told everybody that this is the most she’s ever been in love with anybody, more than with David [Arquette] or any of her exes,” a source told the New York Post.

Cox and McDaid became engaged in June 2014 after just six months of dating. They had been introduced by mutual friend, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The couple last made a public appearance together at the premiere of Hand of God back in August.

Cox was previously married to Arquette from 1999 to 2013. Together, the erstwhile pair has 11-year-old daughter Coco.

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