Courteney Cox reveals fiance Johnny McDaid broke up with her during therapy, Internet sees it as a red flag

Courteney Cox reveals fiance Johnny McDaid broke up with her during therapy, Internet sees it as a red flag
Courteney Cox recently disclosed a deeply personal experience with her former fiance, Johnny McDaid, during a therapy session aimed at improving their relationship (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Courteney Cox, famous for her role in 'Friends,' recently shared a deeply personal experience involving her former fiance, Johnny McDaid, during a therapy session aimed at enhancing their relationship, reported by Daily Mail.

The actress revealed that McDaid unexpectedly called off their engagement just one minute into the session, leaving her shocked. However, this revelation ultimately sparked significant personal growth and strengthened their bond.

Courteney Cox opens up about Johnny McDaid's surprising breakup revelation

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Courteney Cox on February 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox reveals she was blindsided when fiance Johnny McDaid dumped her (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

In a candid conversation on the 'Minnie Questions' podcast, Cox recounted the shocking moment, stating, "Johnny and I broke up five years ago. So three years in, we broke up and it was really intense. We broke up in therapy." 

"I didn't know it was coming. Whether I should have or not, it was just like we went to this therapist to talk about our boundaries - what we could and couldn't accept about each other," she said.

Cox added, "Instead, he just broke up within the first minute. And I was like 'What?' And we were engaged. And I was so shocked, I was in so much pain, I also don't like surprises. And he's an incredible human being, so he wasn't trying to surprise. He was in that much pain in the relationship."

"There was that much that needed to be dealt with that he had to protect himself around his heart. 'So as opposed to like going 'F*** him,' getting in this mode of anger, I leant in and I did the most work on myself by far," she further added.

Cox decided to seize the opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth.

She described the experience as transformative, stating, "I learned how to reclaim my voice, boundaries, what were my motives in life." The breakup prompted her to confront unresolved issues from her past and undergo significant personal development.

She added, "I'm so thankful for that break-up because, when we got back together it was a different relationship, but also because it really taught me how I operated in the world - what were the things from my childhood that I needed."

"Whether it was to be adored by men. Things that I didn't know how to let go to be in a relationship. To not take things personally. My boundaries, I just went into myself and I had a great therapist."

"I went to the same one. I kept seeing him, the one that we met on the break-up day. And it was brutal to go to his office after that for a while. But then it was great. And I'm really thankful a) nothing will ever hurt me that bad again, and b) most of all, most importantly, I completely changed."

Courteney Cox added, "It takes a lot of bravery to end something that has so much passion, or end anything. Any kind of relationship, it's so much easier just to stay and ride things out and make excuses. You know fear of pain is just too much to handle. But once you are bold enough to make decisions and go through the pain. "

"You can't go around it, so just go through it and then when you do everything's easier. I'm thankful that Johnny was so bold and brave because it was life-changing for me, and I'm sure for him."

Following their decision to downgrade their relationship from engaged to simply "together" upon reuniting, Courteney Cox acknowledged the shift as "strange." However, in 2022, she expressed openness to marrying Johnny.

Cox was previously married to David Arquette from 1999 to 2003, and they share a daughter, Coco.

Internet reacts to Courteney Cox's surprising relationship confession

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21:  Actress Courteney Cox and boyfriend Johnny McDaid attend an Evening of
Courteney Cox's revelation about being blindsided by Johnny McDaid's breakup during a therapy session sparked reactions on the internet (Getty Images)

Courteney Cox's recent revelation about her tumultuous relationship with Johnny McDaid has sparked a flurry of reactions online, with users expressing skepticism and offering their opinions on the couple's unconventional journey.

One user expressed confusion and skepticism about the couple's current status, stating, "This is so strange. He clearly is never going to marry her. To go from engaged, to broken up, to 'together.' Whatever that means. So are they not even in a relationship. I really see no point in ending an engagement just to stay together anyway, especially at their ages and when she wants to get married." [sic]

Another user voiced their perspective on the need for couples therapy, suggesting that the decision to seek counseling after only three years of dating may indicate deeper underlying issues.

"If I was in a relationship that needed couples therapy after only 3 years of dating and no kids, I’d take that as a big sign things aren’t meant to be and move on," they remarked.

Criticism of Cox's decision to pursue therapy also emerged online, with one user questioning the efficacy of attempting to change one another. "Courtney! After three years into it you decide to try couples therapy? The fact you thought you needed it should have been enough reason to walk away from each other," the user said.

Furthermore, concerns were raised about the perceived imbalance in the relationship dynamics, with one user speculating, "And what did he do to change for the better? Seems like everything is on his terms."

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