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8 February 2022, 20:26
Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox are the friendship we didn’t see coming, but we’re here for it nonetheless, so we're taking a closer look at their relationship.
There’s no doubt Ed is one of the most talented pop stars of our generation, and Courteney is of course a TV legend for playing Monica Geller in Friends, but their relationship often has fans wondering how they became pals.
How did 'Bad Habits' singer Ed and Courteney first become friends? Here’s everything we know about their relationship, from how they met, to all their hilarious moments together…
How Courteney and Ed became friends is a sweet one, which was sparked when he simply needed a place to crash.
In an interview with Daily Mail in 2014 he said: :I did a gig in LA and Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller [the TV producer and his actress wife] brought their daughter to meet me.
:Next day, I happened to be having lunch in the same restaurant and they said would I like to come to a party that night? It was at Courtney’s house.:
Ed ended up staying the night as lived “quite far out” and the car that dropped him off had left.
Their friendship was born and a few months later he returned to stay for a few months – rent free!
He did add: “But I did make the tea.”
Ed later introduced Courteney to her now-fiancé Johnny McDaid, from band Snow Patrol.
Proving just how much fun these two showbiz pioneers have in their downtime, Ed and Courteney hilariously recreated ‘the routine’ from Friends, in which Courteney’s character Monica does with her brother Ross (David Schwimmer).
“Had a reunion of our own,” they captioned it, after the Friends reunion aired.
Clearly spending a chunk of time at Courteney’s pad ahead of his musical comeback, Ed enlisted his pal to help him tease his new single.
With Courteney on piano and Ed playing guitar, he simply wrote in the caption: “25th June.”
Continuing their musical fun at home, the pals teamed up with actual Elton John, whose record label Ed is signed to, and songwriter Brandi Carlile to sing ‘Tiny Dancer’.
They sweetly dedicated the song to Lisa Kudrow, aka Phoebe from Friends, and actor Tony Danza.
What have we got to do to get in on this showbiz circle?