Courteney Cox opens up about her 'partner' Johnny McDaid

Courteney Cox isn’t afraid to talk about her longtime love Johnny McDaid in 2019! The Friends star has been notoriously tight-lipped about her relationship with the Snow Patrol singer, to whom she was previously engaged. 

But during a Monday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Cox, 54, was asked by her pal Kimmel about her “man friend.” 

"My man friend? That’s good. I don’t know if that would go over very well,” she quipped of the title. "He’s my partner. That’s what he calls it, my partner. And I’m from Alabama, so you don’t really say partner unless you’re in the same sex.” 

She added that referring to McDaid, 42, as her “partner” in the past has led to some confusion. 

"I was in Atlanta not that long ago and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m supposed to meet my partner in section F,’ and they were like, ‘Oh, I’m sure she’s going to be there, don’t worry about it,’” she said laughing. "Not that it matters, but it’s just a different way to speak.”

Clarifying her thoughts on the status of her relationship with McDaid, Cox noted, "He’s my guy, he’s my one, but saying partner’s difficult for me.”

It’s unclear whether Cox and McDaid still consider themselves engaged after several years of an on-off romance. Cox was wearing a ring on that finger, but it’s unknown if it was her initial engagement ring from McDaid. 

The pair were engaged for a year and a half before calling it quits in 2015, but they seemingly reconciled in early 2016 and have appeared to be together ever since. 

In fact, Cox revealed on Kimmel that they spent the New Year together in England. After a night of a little too much fun, they went with her daughter, Coco, and a friend to a pub 45 minutes down the road. On the way back, they got very lost as it was getting dark outside.  

"We found ourselves in this field of rams and those are dangerous animals,” Cox said. "We were petrified then we had to run by an electrical fence to get out. It was a nightmare, but it was one of the most fun days.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox arrive at the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox arrive at the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Johnny McDaid (L) and Courteney Cox attend the UCLA IoES honors Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are seen on July 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox attend The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** Johnny McDaid (L) and Courteney Cox attend The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are seen on February 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - May 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are seen leaving Restaurant 34 on May 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Max Cisotti/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Actress Courteney Cox (L) and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol attend The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards, honoring Taylor Swift and songwriting duo Mann & Weil, at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Musician Johnny McDaid and actress Courteney Cox arrive for the Premiere Of Amazon's Series 'Hand Of God' held at Ace Theater Downtown LA on August 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Musician Johnny McDaid (L) and actress Courteney Cox attend the Amazon premiere screening for original drama series 'Hand Of God' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
BENTONVILLE, AR - MAY 08: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid attend the Bentonville Film Festival Award Show hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Nick Cannon at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 8, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are seen on April 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: (L-R) Musician Johnny McDaid, director/actress Courteney Cox and daughter Coco Arquette arrive at the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'Just Before I Go' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid are seen in Hollywood on April 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Papjuice/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid arrives at the 'Just Before I Go' - Los Angeles Special Screening at ArcLight Hollywood on April 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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