Courteney Cox and Ed Sheeran, who are apparently besties?
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Please take a moment to prepare your mind and body for a series of phrases that can only be described as disorienting: Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox are close friends. What? Great question. Apparently a mutual friend introduced them, and now when Sheeran is in Los Angeles he always stays with his best friend Courteney Cox. The two even recently recreated the iconic Friends dance routine originally performed by siblings Monica and Ross. Okay! (Plus, Courteney spells her name with two e’s? I’m learning a lot today.) However, that’s not the most confusing thing I’m about to say.
Sheeran was recently on The late show to promote his vampire anthem “Bad Habits”, and told host James Corden that he had this racing piece where he ordered S&M Cox leather masks on every visit. What does he do for whom? Another great question. Once upon a time, Cox and Sheeran were hanging out – as they do, because, again, they’re close friends – and Cox has talked about being able to buy whatever she wants using her Alexa device. (Is that something I’m pretty sure all Alexas do? I digress.)
It’s at this point in the retelling of the story that Sheeran stops to ask Corden, “Do you know what a gimp mask is?” Sheeran clarifies, “An S&M leather gimp mask”, and Corden says he’s “in the know, yeah”. Well, when Cox left the room, Sheeran said, “Alexa, order me a gimp mask.” Always the obedient AI, Alexa did just that, and the mask was eventually delivered to Cox’s home.
“Unbeknownst to me,” Sheeran said. Courteney’s assistant opened the message, and she finds this mask and instantly says, ‘Oh, I don’t think I was supposed to see this,’ and leaves it on Courteney’s bed. And Courteney walks in, and she thinks to herself, ‘Where did that come from?’ ‘That hasn’t deterred Cox from continuing to let Sheeran stay with her every time he’s in town – even though, by her own admission, Sheeran refuses to go. give the bit. So, Cox has racked up a dozen different gimp masks thanks to the extraordinary prankster Ed Sheeran.
“I hide them in people’s rooms [at Cox’s house]”Sheeran continues.” Then they’ll go into a drawer, and they’ll just find this leather S&M mask. “When Sheeran learned that” two absolute strangers “were heading to Cox’s to look at a piano she was selling, he also left some masks on the piano Hahaha – how this man didn’t get a restraining order is beyond me.
Cox seems like a good sportsman about it, as evidenced by a music video in which she dons one of her many gimp masks while wishing Sheeran a happy 30th birthday. I have to be honest, it suits him. The segment, of course, ends with Corden in a leather gimp mask that Sheeran brought as a gift, in case there is any doubt that we are absolutely in the darker timeline.