Courteney Cox Announces Engagement to Johnny McDaid

 AP

Courteney Cox is engaged to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, her boyfriend of six months.

The 50-year-old Cougar Town star announced her impending marriage to the 37-year-old Northern Ireland native in a celebratory tweet on Thursday, simply saying: "I'm engaged to him!"

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The couple began dating in late 2013 and were first seen out together at Jennifer Aniston's holiday party that December.

They have since collaborated on her new film, Just Before I Go, which she directed. 

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"Snow Patrol wrote three original songs for this movie. I'm really fortunate. It's amazing, all the musical things that he brought to it," Cox told People at the premiere in April. Of McDaid's contributions, she added: "I couldn't be happier. It really elevates the film in so many ways."

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The former Friends star was previously married to actor David Arquette and they have a 10-year-old daughter, Coco. The pair have remained amicable since their separation in 2010, and their divorce was finalized in May 2013.

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