David Arquette: I've Entered "Friend Zone" With Courteney Cox

Celebrity News Oct. 4, 2011 AT 7:53PM
David Arquette: I've Entered "Friend Zone" With Courteney Cox Credit: ABC/ADAM TAYLOR

Courteney Cox has been a big supporter of estranged hubby David Arquette on Dancing With the Stars, happily cheering him on from the audience since its September 19 premiere.

But although the separated spouses remain close, Arquette told Access Hollywood he doesn't foresee a romantic reunion in their future.

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"We're pretty much in the friend zone," the Scream 4 actor after Monday's taping. "Though we love each other and we love to laugh and have a great time, it's difficult."

Arquette -- currently dating Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty -- added that neither he nor Cox, 47, have hidden the status of their relationship from Coco, their 7-year-old daughter.

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"Kids know everything -- they know a lot. They feel it, they sense it," Arquette explained. "I was really honest with her throughout the whole experience. There's not much we don't communicate about."

With pro partner Kym Johnson at his side, Arquette dedicated his "O-o-h Child" rhumba -- the night's theme was personal stories -- to his little girl.

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Reflecting on the past year (specifically his fall 2010 separation from Cox and his subsequent mental breakdown and rehab stay), Arquette explained: "The voice in the song is me speaking to my daughter...Life is about love and not giving into fear so to dance the dance of love is the perfect way to tell this story."

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