Ed Sheeran reveals HE introduced Courteney Cox to her boyfriend Johnny McDaid

Published on June 26, 2021

They have been in a relationship since 2013.

And Ed Sheeran has now revealed he actually played matchmaker between  Courteney Cox and her now-fiancé Johnny McDaid, who is Ed’s best pal.

The Bad Habits singer, 30, explained during an appearance on The Hits Radio Breakfast Show that he once brought Johnny with him while visiting Courteney, 57.

Aw! Ed Sheeran has now revealed he actually played matchmaker between Courteney Cox and her now-fiancé Johnny McDaid, who is Ed's best pal

Aw! Ed Sheeran has now revealed he actually played matchmaker between Courteney Cox and her now-fiancé Johnny McDaid, who is Ed’s best pal

Telling the story of how the couple met, Ed said: I introduced her to my best mate Johnny (McDaid – of Snow Patrol), who I wrote Shape of You and Bad Habits with.

Ed, who also asked his closest pal to be his daughter’s godfather, continued: ‘He’s also godfather to Lyra, but yeah I introduced them like nine years ago.

‘She just invited me round her house and I just kept going round and then one day I brought Johnny and he didn’t come home.’

The Bad Habits singer, 30, explained during an appearance on The Hits Radio Breakfast Show that he once brought Johnny with him while visiting Courteney, 57 (Courteney and Johnny pictured in 2014)

The Bad Habits singer, 30, explained during an appearance on The Hits Radio Breakfast Show that he once brought Johnny with him while visiting Courteney, 57 (Courteney and Johnny pictured in 2014)

The Friends star seemed to repay Ed for playing cupid, a year later when she let him stay in her Malibu beach house for free while writing songs.

‘There was no rent but I made the bed and cups of tea and things like that. If you’re staying at your friend’s house, you should treat it like your own,’ he told The Sun at the time.

‘Well, actually, that’s a lie — because I don’t make my own bed at home,’ he added.

Ed Sheeran enlisted the help of Courteney recently to tease fans with the possibility of new music coming later this month.

He shared a short clip of himself singing and strumming the guitar while the actress, played a few notes on the piano.

New music? Ed enlisted the help of Courteney recently to tease fans with the possibility of new tunes coming later this month as he shared a video on Instagram

New music? Ed enlisted the help of Courteney recently to tease fans with the possibility of new tunes coming later this month as he shared a video on Instagram

The video first showed Courtney playing the piano and concentrating on the opening before the camera panned round to include Ed.

He then sang a few notes and played a few more guitar chords before looking back to his friend’s impressive skills on the keys.

Showing their strong friendship, the duo then looked at each other and burst out laughing as the very short clip came to an end.

Leaving fans unsure of what the exciting update will bring, Ed simply captioned the video: ’25th June’

Friends: After playing the opening bars of the song, Courteney and Ed burst out laughing

Friends: After playing the opening bars of the song, Courteney and Ed burst out laughing

'25th June': Leaving fans unsure of what the exciting update will bring, Ed simply captioned the video with a date

’25th June’: Leaving fans unsure of what the exciting update will bring, Ed simply captioned the video with a date

Ed’s devoted fans were quick to share their excitement over the thought of new music being on the way, with many gushing in the comments.

One person penned:  ‘Ahhhh! I am so ready for that it sounds amazing wowwww’

While another expressed their confusion, adding: ‘What is happening. I’m not ready’

And some music lovers questioned whether the Friends’ actress will appear on the record, as they asked: ‘Is Courteney making music now?’

Multi-talented: The video first showed Courtney opening playing the piano and concentrating on the opening of the song before Ed's dulcet tones could be heard

Multi-talented: The video first showed Courtney opening playing the piano and concentrating on the opening of the song before Ed’s dulcet tones could be heard

Reaction: Devoted music lovers shared their excitement in the comments, with some even asking if Courteney will appear on Ed's next track

Reaction: Devoted music lovers shared their excitement in the comments, with some even asking if Courteney will appear on Ed’s next track

Letting loose: It comes after Courteney and Ed showed off their best dance moves in a hilarious Instagram recreation of a classic Friends dance on Sunday

Letting loose: It comes after Courteney and Ed showed off their best dance moves in a hilarious Instagram recreation of a classic Friends dance on Sunday

It comes after Ed and Courteney joined forces in a playful Instagram video shared on Sunday that matched Monica’s choreographed dance with Ross from the sixth season episode The One With The Routine.

‘Just some routine dancing with a friend…’ she captioned the hilarious video while tagging Ed and adding the hashtag, ‘ReRoutine.’

The singer kicked off the dance by comically pointing from Courteney’s eyes to his, before she counted out ‘five, six, seven, eight’ while snapping her fingers.

Just like the original, she mimed slapping her partner before swaying side-to-side in front of him.

Then she crouched down on the ground while Ed leapfrogged over her.

A classic: They recreated the choreographed dance Monica does with Ross on the season six episode The One With The Routine

A classic: They recreated the choreographed dance Monica does with Ross on the season six episode The One With The Routine

Getting some air: The singer kicked off the dance by comically pointing from Courteney's eyes to his, before she counted out 'five, six, seven, eight' while snapping her fingers, before Ed leapfrogged over her

Getting some air: The singer kicked off the dance by comically pointing from Courteney’s eyes to his, before she counted out ‘five, six, seven, eight’ while snapping her fingers, before Ed leapfrogged over her

Having a laugh: The embarrassing dance moves continued, with both flapping their arms up and down like chickens

Having a laugh: The embarrassing dance moves continued, with both flapping their arms up and down like chickens

The embarrassing dance moves continued, with both flapping their arms up and down like chickens.

They looked particularly silly as they lifted a leg and grabbed it at the ankle while bouncing up and down and holding their hands on the back of their heads.

The video ended in humorous disaster after Courteney rushed to jump into Ed’s arms, but she overshot the move and flew right past him, landing flat on the grass while also pulling Ed down with her.

The dancers even managed to replicate the vibe of the original dance by playing the audio from the show, which featured the audience laugh track, instead of just the original song, Loreta’s Trouble With Boys.

Whoops! The video ended in humorous disaster after Courteney rushed to jump into Ed's arms, but she overshot the move

Whoops! The video ended in humorous disaster after Courteney rushed to jump into Ed’s arms, but she overshot the move

The end: The actress flew right past him, landing flat on the grass while also pulling Ed down with her

The end: The actress flew right past him, landing flat on the grass while also pulling Ed down with her

In The One With The Routine, Monica and Ross had both managed to get into Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve party, but only a select few would get to dance on a platform being broadcast across the US.

In order to show off their talents they shuffled everyone off the dance floor and performed their pre-choreographed routine for the stage manager, who looked impressed.

It was all a joke though, as they had to repeat the dance but it was only recorded for the blooper reel.

Big miss: Sibling Monica and Ross (David Schwimmer) did their dance in hopes of getting on TV at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve celebration, but they only made the blooper reel

Big miss: Sibling Monica and Ross (David Schwimmer) did their dance in hopes of getting on TV at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration, but they only made the blooper reel