Johnny McDaid denies he has 'moved on' from Courteney Cox with Meghann Scully

Gemma Strong

Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid has been at the centre of romance rumours, linking him to former MTV reporter Meghann Scully. The 39-year-old Irish musician has addressed the false claims, denying that he hasn't started a new relationship following his shock split from Courteney Cox.

A spokesperson for Johnny confirmed the news to HELLO! saying: "Johnny is not dating anyone and hasn't since Courteney Cox."

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Johnny McDaid has been romatically linked to Meghann Scully

The songwriter denied claims of a new romance after reports that he had moved on with Meghann began circulating.

The pair are believed to have met at the Oscar Wilde Awards party in LA last week. Ireland-born Meghann, a former model, spent a year in London working for MTV News and used to date hurling star David Burke.

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The musician split from Courteney Cox at the end of last year

This is the first time that Johnny has been romantically linked to anyone since his split from Courteney in December. The former couple called off their 18-month engagement at the end of last year because they could not agree on where to live, according to TMZ, with Johnny keen to move back to the UK and Courteney preferring to stay in LA.

Courteney, 51, was introduced to Johnny by their mutual friend Ed Sheeran in late 2013, and he popped the question during a romantic getaway to Turks and Caicos to celebrate her 50th birthday in June 2014.

The actress was previously married to fellow actor David Arquette from June 1999 until October 2010, when they announced their separation. The couple finalised their divorce in May 2013.