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Courteney Cox embarrassed she still loves Michael Jackson's music

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Courteney Cox feels embarrassed that she still "loves" Michael Jackson's music.

The Friends star, whose partner is Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, confessed she still loves listening to the singer's albums, but she doesn't know whether her taste in records is something she should be open about because of the allegations that surround the late singer.

The Thriller star, who died in 2009, was accused of a string of child sexual abuse offences, and although he was found not guilty, further allegations came to light in the controversial Leaving Neverland documentary.

When asked whether she still listens to the King of Pop, Courteney said: "I love Michael Jackson's music. He's still on my playlists and no one's saying anything, so I'll just go on with it."

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Actress Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol

Actress Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol

Actress Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol

Although the actress is torn about her decision to continue supporting his music, she admitted she "wouldn't know what to say" if someone questioned her.

Speaking to Co Down musician Foy Vance on his Vinyl Supper podcast she added: "I mean it's hard because … look, I still have the glove photograph in my kitchen. Luckily, no one ever says, 'Is that Michael Jackson's glove?', because I'd have to be like, 'Maybe'. I wouldn't know what to say."

Leaving Neverland was released in 2019 and features allegations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who spent time with Jackson when they were children, that he sexually abused them.

Meanwhile, Courteney has been keeping herself busy after being separated from her fiance Johnny for more than 200 days. The actress has spent lockdown in California while the Snow Patrol star returned to the UK in March and they haven't been able to see each other since.

She said: "At first I was like, 'Wow what do I do with myself?' I cook every day, I've learned to cook so much more, I've perfected it.

"I haven't seen John in that many days. He left when the country shut down, the day before.

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"Sundays are different. I miss a lot of it, although people are starting to go, 'Okay, people have been quarantining, everyone's safe'. They like to come to the beach so I'm not that lonely."

The 56-year-old star was thankful to have two friends volunteer to stay with her amid the global health crisis because she is too "chicken" to have stayed alone with 16-year-old daughter Coco.

She added: "I have these two friends. They were going to quarantine with me, which is great because if I can't be with John I don't wanna be just be by myself with Coco, I'm a little chicken."

Courteney revealed she first met Johnny when he was living with mutual friend Ed Sheeran. Pal Foy's album The Joy of Nothing, will always remind her of that time. She said: "I met John through Ed. They were living together in Venice (Beach) and I used to go over and he'd play it all the time. It's how I met you (Foy), through John. It's such a feelgood thing."

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