Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston Are 'Really Normal' Says Ed Sheeran.

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Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are really down to earth and friendly, so says Ed Sheeran.

The British singer says meeting the former Friends actresses restored his faith in Hollywood and said Cox' Alabama upbringing has served her well.

"She’s really normal," the 23-year-old singer told the Daily Mail of Cox. "She’s from Alabama, so it’s bred into her, but everyone she surrounds herself with is the same. Jennifer Aniston’s just as friendly. I’d only ever experienced the darker side of Hollywood and they give you faith in everything."

Sheeran said his introduction to the celebrity kingdom of Los Angeles was unusual.

"Everyone in LA introduces themselves with their first name, last name, what they do, who they work for, how many awards they’ve won, how much they earn, but only if they know who you are," he said. "I’ve been ignored for a whole dinner party and then someone says, 'Oh, this is Ed, he does this' and suddenly I’m being given all these cards."

However, hanging with Cox and Aniston was a different story altogether.

"The first time I went to Courteney’s I brought my cousin Murray, who isn’t a superstar -- well, he is in my eyes, but he’s not an actor or a musician. But everyone spoke to him and thought he was cool," he said.

It was Sheeran who introduced Cox to her fiancé, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

"I think I did the 'Courteney meet Johnny, Johnny meet Courteney' thing," Sheeran said. "But Sacha Baron Cohen did the matchmaking. It’s just two people who fell in love and I hope they’re really happy."

Pam Wright