Courteney Cox rules out Friends reunion, might be engaged to her boyfriend

Courteney Cox on David Letterman

Courteney Cox, 49, was on Letterman earlier this week, where she was promoting her film directorial debut, Just Before I Go. The film stars Sean William Scott, best known as Stifler from American Pie. Scott’s character is suicidal and returns home to confront his painful past. Courteney said that when Scott asked her for the part, he was so confident that it freaked her out and she asked him if he was a Scientologist. He’s not!

The first thing Letterman asked Courteney when she sat down was whether a Friends reunion would happen, and she ruled it out. Courtney explained that she couldn’t get all her former castmembers together for dinner, saying that the other women would come and maybe Matthew Perry but that Matt Leblanc canceled on her the last time and that David Schwimmer lives in NY City so he’s out. She also said the set wouldn’t translate to film, primarily Monica’s apartment. Here’s how she explained it, and a clip is below.

Holding out hope for a “Friends” reunion? Then Courteney Cox has some bad news for you.

The “Cougar Town” actress put rumors of a reunion to rest Monday during an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

“It’s not gonna happen,” Cox, 49, said.

As she pointed out, she can’t even get her former co-stars together for a meal, let alone a reunion project.

“There’s six friends and I have been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years,” Cox told Letterman. “It doesn’t happen. I mean, I can get the girls to come, maybe Matthew Perry. Matt LeBlanc canceled last time right at the last minute, [David] Schwimmer lives [in New York City], so it’s just not going to happen.”

[From CBS]

Courteney told a story about how she went to Italy with her boyfriend and with her daughter Coco, nearly 10, “to meet my boyfriend’s family.” Courteney has been dating an Irish musician named Johnny McDaid, 37, who plays for Snow Patrol. They’ve been together about six months from my count and are possibly engaged. Courtney was seen wearing what looked like an engagement ring earlier this week, but we haven’t heard anything else.

Courteney is still friendly with Coco’s dad, her ex David Arquette, and even cast him in her movie. She told Letterman “We’re really close friends and we are the ‘modern family.’ My boyfriend and David are friends. I’m friends with his girlfriend, who’s pregnant. She’s going to have a baby in June. It is strange, but we’re not doing it just for Coco. We actually really like each other.” That’s nice and I get the impression that she’s just being honest.

As nice as Courteney is, I have to say something about how stiff she looks. Her face barely moved and there was something going on with her mouth. She’s admitted to wanting to look younger and it’s a shame because all this work has the opposite effect.

Here’s a clip of Courtney’s appearance on Letterman where she talks about Friends.

Here’s Courteney on 4-21 outside Letterman with her boyfriend and on 4-20 flying out of LAX. I didn’t spot a ring on Letterman but she was wearing what looked like an engagement ring at the airport. Maybe she’s not ready to announce it yet.

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Exclusive... Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid Departing On A Flight At LAX

Exclusive... Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid Departing On A Flight At LAX

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  1. Her face :(

    She’s morphing into Janice Dickinson.

  2. Claire says:

    I am socked

    The World is shocked.

  3. mom2two says:

    I have to give Courtney and David credit for remaining friends post divorce. Sorry to hear that Friends reunion won’t happen.

  4. Bridget says:

    Wow. People have asked why Cougartown wasn’t a bigger hit, and its because Cox has rendered herself unwatchable. That face. Its absurd how much she has injected into it.

  5. Soulsister says:

    She looks like Janice Dickinson in that second photograph.

  6. Mena says:

    I think she looks fantastic for almost 50. But I am one of those high maintenance women, I would rather look like hard plastic than soft and wrinkly and filled with liver spots,lol. Just being honest.
    Too bad about the Friends reunion. It could have introduced a new generation to a fun series. I see a lot of young people watching Sex and the City.

    • I started watching it when I was at my grandma’s (she has tv), and I really liked it. It was enjoyable and thought provoking–at least the episodes I saw. I liked the one where Carrie started dating a bisexual, and started freaking out about whether or not he was checking out a guy or a girl.

    • lenje says:

      People are still religiously watching Friends reruns in my home country – thousands of miles away from NYC! :) )

      I visited the Friends’ set in Warner Bros studio, posted my picture there on my FB, and in seconds got swamped with comments and likes from my multinational friends LOL.

  7. blue marie says:

    I wouldn’t want to see a Friends reunion anyway.
    If she is engaged, good for her, have always liked her.

  8. Renee28 says:

    Her face is looking scary. She was so pretty. It’s sad she felt the need to do that. It also looks like she has new boobs.

  9. Char says:

    Her face looks better here, but go back & watch the beginning of the most recent season of Cougar Town. It is really just sad, her face looked terrible. At one point it almost looked like she had an allergic reaction because her face was so puffy & swollen. She should have left her face alone & put on 10 lbs. At least that would have filled her face out a little, & in a natural way. It made me sad just looking at her.

    • Does it ever wear off? Or does it wear off and then stretch out the skin, making you look worse, and making you get more?

      If she’d just done ‘a sprinkle’ here and there of botox, she would’ve looked AMAZING–probably even without the botox, because she looks like she takes care of herself–she has beautiful skin. Does she smoke?

  10. truthful says:

    her face is horribly frozen and it looks difficult to move it.

  11. Teresa_Maria says:

    I think she looks “done”, but for 49 and in a competitive madhouse called Hollywood … she is ok. And she is doing really well, I have to admit: good show, a movie, hot boyfriend.
    I’d say she is much better off than Aniston

  12. Loopy says:

    They should leave that one well alone, if they did a special maybe but a movie would be ridiculous and would lose the spark. Sex and the City was able to do a movie due to the various locations of the city but Friends was a sitcom filmed in a studio. Makes no sense!

    • The Original G says:

      I suspect that none of them want to be compared to their younger prettier selves and I’m totally looking at the guys when I say that.

    • Penny says:

      Everyone involved has been saying no way since day one. If they were going to do it this would be the year (20 years since it first aired, 10 years since it ended), but everyone, from the actors to the showrunners to the writers just keeps shutting it down.

      They’ve all done a good job of holding onto their Friends money, none of them are desperate for a big pay-day.

  13. Mabry says:

    Some musings: Cougar Town is unwatchable; not just because of Courteney’s face, but it’s just terrible. Johnny McDaid is extremely handsome. I am glad for her; she deserves happiness. I agree with @Teresa Maria; she has one up on Aniston.

  14. Nomigirl says:

    Her boyfriend, Johnny McDaid, is not cool. He dated my friend’s daughter (also a musician like JMcD) for two years and then dumped her when he met CC. Funny thing is that my friend’s daughter really resembles a much younger, prettier CC.

  15. HoustonGrl says:

    I’ve always loved her personality, she seems really grounded and refreshingly honest. But geesh, that botox isn’t doing her any favors!

  16. snark says:

    Gurrl those cheeks. Looks like 2 bumpits under there.

  17. Lucy2 says:

    It still makes me sad that someone as beautiful as she was felt the need to do plastic surgery. She is an crazy good shape though! I don’t watch her show but am glad to hear she is getting into directing.

  18. ella says:

    Blue is her color. But she needs to stop jacking with her face.

  19. Anon says:

    Wasn’t it the producers or writers that said no reunion because none of the actors looked the same anymore? (E! live)

  20. Camille (The Original) says:

    It is such a shame what she has done to her face. I always thought CC was the prettiest one on Friends (and Lisa Kudrow the funniest. As for the other one, I never understood her appeal, at all, ever. Balls! ;) ). I always wondered why Courtney never really had a break out star making role though. I always thought she’d have a ‘bigger’ career than she has.

  21. I'm With The Band says:

    I was only watching a re-run of Friends the other night (as I do every night!) and thinking to myself just how stunning CC looked. She never needed to touch her face *le sigh*

    OAN, I only just realised that CC’s daughter’s name is a derivative of the first two letters from her first and last name. Can’t believe it took me 10 years to realise that *facepalm*