Courteney Cox says although she doesn’t consider herself a “cougar” at the moment, she has always been attracted to younger men and can’t rule out becoming more like her Cougar Town character Jules Cobb.
During an interview with the UK’s Hello magazine, the 47-year-old actress discussed series three of the hit sitcom in which she plays a divorced woman who dates much younger men. The former Friends star explained, “It depends on your definition of cougar [whether I am one]. I was married for all of those years to a man seven years younger than me so obviously I’m attracted to younger men.I’m not being a cougar right now, but we’ll see what my future holds”. Cox was referring to her marriage to 40-year-old actor David Arquette – the pair split last year after David admitted to an infidelity during a live radio interview. The couple are parents to 7-year-old daughter Coco but Courteney says she is pleased with how the youngster has responded to the split, saying, “We have a long drive from our home on the beach to her school – it’s a good 45 or 50 minutes – and that’s a time we use to talk about all sorts of things, like friendships, love and what she’s going through with David and myself”.
Despite the separation, Cox supported Arquette throughout his recent stint on DANCING WITH THE STARS.
Courteney had a brief moment in the 5th episode of the 5th season of Private Practice. It was only for a split second and i have added a few screencaps to the gallery.
The Cox-Arquette era is definitely, definitely over.
Although David Arquette and Courteney Cox have yet to file for divorce over a year after separating — and remain on extremely friendly, chummy terms — a marital reconciliation is not in the cards. That’s what Arquette, 40, insisted during a Tuesday appearance on The Howard Stern Show. The actor and recent Dancing with the Stars contestant insisted to Stern that and Cox, 47, who share daughter Coco, 7, are past the point of getting back together.
Arquette is now dating Entertainment Tonight reporter Christina McLarty. Stern asked him, “If Courteney said to you, ‘David, I made a mistake I want to work on our marriage. I want you moving back into the house, I want you to break up with that girl. I know we have to do this for our daughter.’ Would you consider it?”
Replied Arquette: “Uh, I mean, no.”
That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of love between the pair, who were married for 11 years before splitting in October 2010. When he told Cox that he was in love with McLarty, it was very emotional.
“She was sad, we were both sad. We both cried,” he admitted.
Arquette has famously overshared with Stern about his marital problems — even admitting to a mental breakdown on air — but told Stern he endeavors to have fewer TMIs going forward.
“I’m trying to keep my personal life personal,” the Scream 4 actor said. “It’s very hard for me because I’m a very honest person.”
Amicable exes David Arquette and Courteney Cox have their next collaboration lined up after his run on “Dancing With the Stars”: The “Scream” co-stars’ new series about a recently split couple has been sold to NBC.
ABC Studios announced Tuesday that it has sold the comedy, “10 Years,” as well as the drama “The Next Insanely Great Thing” to NBC, the former home of Cox’s “Friends.” She now stars on ABC’s “Cougar Town.”
Since their separation last year after 11 years of marriage, Cox and Arquette have continued to collaborate, including on the Howard Morris-written show that bears striking similarities to their real life. Executive produced by Arquette and Cox with Morris, it tracks the 10-year relationship of a separated couple and the people around them.
Cox and the couple’s daughter, Coco, have appeared repeatedly on “Dancing With the Stars” to cheer for Arquette.
“The Next Insanely Great Thing” takes place in a company town in which residents agree to become test subjects for a high-tech company’s social media experiments. The experiments bring the town closer together as they take surprising, funny, and emotional turns. The show is written by Daniel Taplitz, who executive produces with Ian Sanders and Kim Moses.
Cougar Town won’t be back until midseason, but its stars will be everywhere this fall.
In an unusual spectacle of stunt casting, Courteney Cox and her co-stars on the third-season ABC comedy will pop up in background roles on more than a dozen shows across several networks before its season premiere early next year.
Ian Gomez is scheduled to kick things off as a doctor on tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 ET/PT), followed by Cox and Christa Miller as a lesbian couple at a fertility clinic on Private Practice (ABC, 10 ET/PT).
With so many entertainment choices these days and network promotional budgets often focused on just a few programs, shows have to find ways to market themselves, executive producer Bill Lawrence says. Since Cougar Town isn’t on the air now, “we decided it might be funny to say our cast is going to be on in the fall more than any other cast.”
Cox is game for the gimmick: “I thought it was hysterical. Bill and the writers have always been great about figuring out ways to keep people aware of our show even when we’re not on TV.”
Almost all the roles are designed to be uncredited, non-speaking appearances for a cast that also includes Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps and Brian Van Holt. To date, 13 shows are on board, says Lawrence, who hopes eventually to have more than 20. Series include:
•ABC:Body of Proof,Castle,Dancing With the Stars,Man Up! and The Middle
•CBS:How I Met Your Mother
•Nick Jr.:Yo Gabba Gabba!
NBC’s Parenthood and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls are also likely.
In return, Cougar Town’s writers and actors, some of whom have thousands of Twitter followers, will tweet to promote their appearances.
Lining up appearances on other programs, especially on competing networks, can be tricky, but relationships forged by Lawrence, Cox and others over their years in the business reaped rewards. The Mother role is reciprocation of sorts for when Scrubs creator Lawrence allowed star Sarah Chalke to appear on the CBS show, he says.
“The fun thing is that if you can get to this point, the idea behind it, as writers and creators, is that we can help each other out,” Lawrence says.
Lawrence is no stranger to guerrilla marketing. Cougar and Scrubs cast and writers produced videos and interactive promo material; Cougar and NBC’s Community have traded shoutouts. “Hopefully, it will be kind of a game for our fans and remind people we’re still around and coming back soon enough,” he says.
David Arquette’s performance on Dancing with the Stars “sparked something” in Courteney Cox Arquette, according to sources. The pair have remained on good terms since announcing they were separating after 11 years of marriage last year.
Courteney cheered on her estranged husband during his debut on the TV show last week. The actress and the couple’s seven-year-old Coco were in the audience of the dancing contest to lend their support to David. Sources have revealed seeing him perform conjured up a lot of old feelings.
“Courteney said watching him sparked something inside her and she felt ‘unbelievably connected to him’ and ‘more attracted to him than ever.’ She went back to his after the show and they had a huge chat about getting back together,” a source told Closer magazine.
Sources have revealed that a reunion for the pair is definitely on the cards. After talking about their feelings for one another, they are both willing to give their marriage another go.
“They both agreed that if they did try again, it would be on a trial basis, but it’s looking likely,” the source added.