Courteney Cox Responds To Fans Mistaking Her For Caitlyn Jenner

by : Lucy Connolly on : 15 Dec 2019 16:24
Courteney Cox Responds To Fans Mistaking Her For Caitlyn JennerCourteney Cox Responds To Fans Mistaking Her For Caitlyn JennerPA Images

Caitlyn Jenner has been making the headlines for all the right reasons recently, having come across as a strong, independent and sassy queen on this year’s I’m A Celebrity.

Those headlines have only continued since leaving the jungle a little over a week ago, most recently with a comparison between her and Friends star Courteney Cox.


It all came about when 55-year-old Courteney was flooded with comments about how similar she looked to Caitlyn on a social media post a couple of days ago, something the actor has now responded to.

Courteney Cox arrives at the UCLA IoESCourteney Cox arrives at the UCLA IoESPA Images

The comparisons began when late-night talk show host David Spade posted a picture with Courteney and Nick Viall on his Instagram page, alongside the caption: ‘Lots of good stuff coming next year on @lightsout More deets to come.’

Almost immediately, his followers began commenting on the post writing: ‘Is that Katlyn Jenner [sic],’ ‘thought it was Kaitlin Jenner [sic],’ and ‘bruh I thought that was Caitlin Jenner [sic]’ alongside a cry-laughing emoji. I mean come on guys, is it that hard to spell Caitlyn?


Up until now, 55-year-old Courteney had remained silent on the matter but has now taken to Instagram to address it, admitting she can see the resemblance between her and 70-year-old Caitlyn.

You can check out her Instagram post below:

In the post, she shared the original selfie of the three celebrities along with two other pictures: one of the multitude of comments noting the comparison and another of a side-by-side picture of her and the I’m A Celebrity star.


In the caption, she described the comparisons as ‘surprising’, despite saying she hadn’t thought she ‘looked like [her]self’ in the picture David posted.

The side-by-side picture showed just how similar the two celebrities look in their side profile and facial features – particularly their high cheekbones and slight noses – despite the 15-year age gap.

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Underneath the picture, Courteney caved in and wrote: ‘Alright… I can see it,’ causing her followers to applaud her for taking it all in her stride. One person wrote: ‘The fact that you can laugh it off is one of the many reasons why you inspire me.’


While another said: ‘I love your sense of humour and how you just don’t let anything get to you! You’re seriously the best. And YOURE [sic] BEAUTIFUL, never forget that.’

The actor’s best pal and Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston was obviously amused by the whole thing as she called Courteney ‘hilarious’, adding: ‘Oh my GOD I love you.’ She then commented several times with laughing emojis.

Does this mean Courteney will be heading into the jungle next year then?

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Celebrity, Caitlyn Jenner, Courteney Cox, Instagram, Social Media


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