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Johnny McDaid 'moves back to Ireland' after split with fiancée Courteney Cox

Published 02/12/2015 | 11:55

Courteney Cox and Norther Irish musician Johnny McDaid
Courteney Cox and Norther Irish musician Johnny McDaid
Johnny McDaid, director 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 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actress Courteney Cox (L) and musician Johnny McDaid arrive premiere of HBO's "The Comeback"
Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox

Johnny McDaid has reportedly moved back home to Ireland since his split with Courtney Cox.

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The Snow Patrol rocker and Friends actress quietly parted ways last month, but news of their break-up became public in recent days.

And by managing to keep it low-key for a number of weeks, the former couple were able to get their affairs in order away from the spotlight - including Johnny moving his things out of the Malibu home they've shared for the last 17 months.

The couple became engaged since 2014 after just a few months of dating and were expected to walk up the aisle next year.

Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox
Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox

Johnny hails from Derry and is spending time at his home there to help him recover from his heartbreak.

He even brought the Scream star home to Ireland on several occasions, and last summer, they brought Courteney's 11-year-old daughter Coco, whom he introduced to his mother and her friends.

Read more: WATCH: Courteney Cox's family tries to impersonate Johnny McDaid's Northern Irish accent

No official reason has been given for the split, but they are said to have different approaches to fame with Courteney enjoying nights out with her famous pals, while he prefers to avoid the limelight where possible.

Johnny McDaid, director Courteney Cox and daughter Coco Arquette arrive at the Los Angeles Special Screening of
Johnny McDaid, director 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 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

It would have been the first marriage for McDaid and second for Cox, who was married to actor David Arquette for 13 years before divorcing in 2013.

During their relationship, Cox clearly supported her ex's Irish heritage and even directed Kodaline's Love Will Set You Free music video after being introduced through her former fiancé. Her best friend, Jennifer Aniston, also hosted an Irish themed Christmas last year.

Actress Courteney Cox (L) and musician Johnny McDaid arrive premiere of HBO's
Actress Courteney Cox (L) and musician Johnny McDaid arrive premiere of HBO's "The Comeback"

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