In Prince Harry‘s memoir, he revealed that he unexpectedly stayed at Courtney Cox’s home during a visit to Los Angeles with friends and did magic mushrooms.

Years later, the Friends star reacted to her mention in the book Spare. The actress spoke about the memoir for the first time in an interview. Cox confirmed that the Duke stayed at her house but added that she “definitely” wasn’t distributing the magic mushrooms that Harry took at her house.


“He did stay here for a couple of days — probably two or three. He’s a really nice person,” Cox told Variety. The Scream star also said she recently saw Prince Harry at a birthday party but didn’t get the chance to say hello.

Cox admitted that while she hasn’t yet read Spare, she’s heard about Harry’s recollection of taking psychedelics at her house.

“I haven’t read the book. I do want to hear it because I’ve heard it’s really entertaining. But yes, it’s gotten back to me about it,” she said, referencing the much-discussed passage. “I’m not saying there were mushrooms! I definitely wasn’t passing them out.”

In his bestselling book, Prince Harry revealed that he found comfort in Friends while navigating panic attacks in Afghanistan a decade ago. 

“Day after day, night after night, I sat around eating takeaway, watching 24. Or Friends. I think I might’ve watched every episode of Friends in 2013. I decided I was a Chandler,” he said.

When visiting Los Angeles, Prince Harry said that it was surreal to meet the Friends star and even stay at her home. “We went from the home of [my friend] Thomas’ girlfriend to the home of Courteney Cox. She was a friend of Thomas’ girlfriend, and had more room. Also, she was traveling, on a job, and didn’t mind if we crashed at her place,” Harry wrote. “No complaints from me. As a Friends fanatic, the idea of crashing at Monica’s was highly appealing. And amusing. But then… Courteney turned up. I was very confused. Was her job canceled? I didn’t think it was my place to ask. More: Does this mean we have to leave?”

“She smiled. Of course not Harry. Plenty of room,” he recalled. “Great. But I was still confused because… she was Monica. And I was a Chandler. I wondered if I’d ever work up the courage to tell her. Was there enough tequila in California to get me that brave?”

Prince Harry and Cox crossed paths again just a few weeks ago. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Cox were among the guests who witnessed Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi‘s surprise vow renewal on Jan. 31.

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