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Courteney Cox on David Arquette split: ‘this is not like we’re getting divorced’

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The 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards held at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California on June 1st, 2010. Courteney Cox         Fame Pictures, Inc

Courteney Cox has a new interview with TV Week [via People.com] in which she talks candidly about her separation from her husband of 11 years, David Arquette. It’s surprising to me how open Courteney is and how accepting she seems to be of David’s two tell all interviews with Howard Stern. She tells TV Week that she’s separated from David and that “this is not like we’re getting a divorce.” She also says that she didn’t find David’s two stints on Howard Stern “shocking” at all and that she’s a fan of the show. I’m impressed with how she’s handling everything, and it sounds like she’s not ruling out a reconciliation.

Courteney Cox is speaking out for the first time about her split with husband David Arquette.

“I don’t know what will happen, but this is not like we’re getting divorced,” Cox says in a new interview with TV Week. “This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage . . . Whatever is supposed to happen will be the best thing for us.”

Still, Cox acknowledges that she and her husband of 11 years are no longer on the same page. “Sometimes you just realize ‘Wow, we actually have grown apart,” she says.

Referring to an interview that Arquette did with radio host Howard Stern, which aired right after their split was announced (and for which he later apologized), Cox said, “[David] is a kook. It’s not shocking and Howard Stern he loves him and I’m a fan of Howard Stern . . . David is an entertainer and I’m sure the people who listen to the radio are entertained by his stories.”

While her husband – who said the couple were going to take their daughter Coco, 6, trick or treating this Halloween weekend – was talking to Stern, Cox was apparently leaning on her best Friends costar, Jennifer Aniston.

“We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great,” Cox says. “It’s funny, a lot of really close friends are kind of going through this right now or like Jennifer [who] has gone through it. I don’t know what’s going on in the planets or what, but things are being shaken up and I don’t know what’s going to happen, but, yeah, Jennifer has been amazing for sure.”

[From People]

While David admitted hooking up with two different women during the separation, he still says he wants Courteney back and loves her. I bet that Courteney called time out in order to be able to date that costar she’s been seen out with. Maybe she has mixed feelings about everything and is just trying to see what happens. They have a daughter Coco, 6, and probably want to give it a chance for their family’s sake. You know, I kind of feel for them all. I don’t ever remember a celebrity divorce where we were privy to this much information about it, and it really just serves to humanize them. People break up and it sucks and sometimes it’s no one’s fault.

David told reporters that he planned to go trick or treating on Sunday with Courteney and Coco. On Friday, he attended a party dressed as Elvis.

46839, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday October 29 2010. David Arquette and a friend work on their Elvis impersonations before a Halloween party in Beverly Hills. David recently split from his wife of eleven years, actress Courteney Cox. The couple have a six year old daughter called Coco. Photograph:  Hellmuth Dominguez, PacificCoastNews.com

Actors Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette attend the 2010 Women in Film Crystal+Lucy Awards in Los Angeles June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Cougar Town actress Courteney Cox was all smiles as she left a shopping trip at Barney's New York in Beverly Hills, CA on May 19, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc


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