Courteney Cox should’ve spent Valentine’s day cuddled up to with her man and putting the finishing touches on her wedding. But instead of making it to the altar, the actress found herself alone and miserable following a terrible fight with her now ex-fiance, Johnny McDaid.
After she was spotted bawling to a friend over coffee in Malibu on Feb. 11, sources reveal to Star that the actress’ groom-to-be has called off their engagement! “Courteney and Johnny have been arguing a lot lately,” reveals the insider, explaining how tensions erupted on Feb. 8 at a Grammys after party. “Courteney accused Johnny of flirting with a hot young blonde. She flipped out and they had a huge fight.”
The source adds that this was the last straw for the Snow Patrol guitarist: “He told her there’s no way he’s marrying her until their issues are fixed.”
First and foremost amongst those issues is trust. “Courteney knows Johnny is a rock star, and he gets hit on a lot,” the insider says. “She can be insecure, especially considering she’s older than him.” At 50, Courteney is 12 years Johnny’s senior.
Then, there’s the question of where to put down roots. “When they got engaged, they didn’t talk about where they would live,” the source admits. “Courteney wants to live in L.A. full time, but Johnny wants to spend time in the U.K, too, since he’s from Northern Ireland, but she refuses.”
While Courteney’s camp denies any trouble, those close to the Friends star say she and Johnny’s polar-opposite personalities have come between them. “The truth is, they have very little in common,” the insider claims. “He’s pretty mellow and she’s very Type A.”
While this is far from their first fight, the insider explains that this is the first time Johnny hasn’t tried to “suck up and fix things.” In fact, “He told her he can’t deal with her anymore,” says the source. “Courteney is a mess over it!”