Although the pair announced the engagement on Twitter today Courteney had actually given the game away by then as she had inadvertently flashed a view of her engagement ring to photographers yesterday as she and 37-year old Johnny left a restaurant together.
Courteney seems to have something of a thing about men involved in the music world as before she married David Arquette in 1999 she had dated rock promoter Ian Copeland and Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz.
They have only been in a relationship for around 8 months and were introduced to one another by their mutual friend the singer songwriter Ed Sheeran. Despite only knowing each other for a relatively short time they have been described as being very much in love by those who saw them together whilst they were in Turks and Caicos together to celebrate Courteney’s 50th birthday.
In fact it has been strongly suggested that they actually got engaged during their break on the islands. They posted a joint selfie on their Twitter accounts that seemed to show them in a celebratory mood.
The actress, who is best friends with former Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston, has not had that strong a series of roles since leaving the hit tv series, although she did take time out to raise her daughter (Coco b.2004) and actually was the original choice for Terri Hatcher’s role of Susan Meyer in Desperate Housewives before her pregnancy ruled her out of the part.
In the last few years her biggest success has been as Jules Cobb in the US sitcom Cougar Town. The title is a reference not only to Courteney’s cougar character in the show but also to the high school sports teams which are called the Cougars.
We are not sure if the pair were going to keep their engagement a secret for a little while longer but it looks like Courteney’s flash of her engagement ring has forced them into today’s double Twitter announcements.
The messages were left fairly simple to say the least with Courteney tweeting “I’m engaged to him” and Johnny tweeting “I’m engaged to her.”
There has been no hint given yet of when a possible wedding might take place but we certainly hope that get themselves organised a bit more quickly than Courteney’s friend Jennifer Aniston who will have been engaged to her fiance, actor Justin Theroux, for 2 years as of next month and there is still no news of a planned wedding date.