In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Arquette detailed the ups and downs of parenthood. “Our daughter’s really great,” the Never Been Kissed actor, 48, said in an interview published on Friday, August 21. “There’s difficult parts, especially through the teenage years. There’s a lot of emotions and feelings.”
Arquette continued, “We’ve just had — not an easy time with it. We’ve just been really open and supportive of each other. We never went head-to-head, [or] battled each other, through the process of divorce and through the process of raising our kid. So it’s made for a friendship and relationship that is out of respect.”
Arquette and Cox, 56, met on the set of 1996’s Scream film. After the former pair tied the knot in 1999, they welcomed their now 16-year-old daughter in 2004.
The exes — who are set to costar in Scream 5 together — announced their separation in 2010 after 11 years of marriage. In their divorce filing, Arquette cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The divorce was finalized three years later.
The See Spot Run actor told Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday that he has a “really great relationship” with the Friends alum because of coparenting, adding, “We’re friends, and we’ve communicated a lot because of Coco.”
In May 2019, Arquette exclusively shared with Us Weekly the key to his successful coparenting dynamic with the Cougar Town alum. “[Cox and I] have always just made [Coco] the number one priority,” he explained at the time. “We have respect and love for each other and just [are] on the same page.”
Arquette added, “And [with] Coco, we’re just super lucky. As far as teenagers go, it’s a bit tricky, but she’s got a huge heart and she’s really, really a brilliant girl, so we’re very lucky.”
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