Courteney Cox was a newly-minted star because of her function in Buddies when she began filming a low-budget thriller known as Scream in 1995.

The film modified her life, not simply because it spawned a success movie franchise, however as a result of it was the place she met her solely husband, actor David Arquette.

The 2 went on to marry and welcomed a toddler collectively, daughter Coco, now 20.

They finally cut up after a painful interval marked by arguments over her fame, however have since been on good phrases.

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They hit it off working on horror flick <i>Scream</i> in 1996...
Courteney Cox and David Arquette met on the set of Scream within the ’90s.

Cox was born within the US state of Alabama on June 15, 1964. After highschool, she moved to Washington DC to attend faculty, however as a substitute began modelling.

Her first break got here when she answered a casting name by director Brian De Palma, who was behind the music video for Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit Dancing within the Darkish.

After some TV roles, together with a sci-fi sequence and visitor star spots on The Love Boat and Homicide, She Wrote, she gained a recurring function because the girlfriend of Michael J. Fox’s character Alex in Household Ties.

Film roles adopted, together with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, earlier than she was requested to audition for the function of Rachel Inexperienced in Buddies. As a substitute, she gained the a part of neurotic chef Monica Geller.

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The then-couple on the Scream premiere in 1996; the film’s director performed a task of their romance taking off. (WireImage)

Cox, who dated actor and former Batman Michael Keaton from 1989-1995, was the best-known forged member of the present when it first aired in September 1994.

The next 12 months, she was forged in Scream as investigative journalist Gale Weathers, who experiences on the homicide of a highschool pupil.

Her co-star was David Arquette, who had appeared in movies Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Airheads earlier than he was forged because the city’s deputy sheriff, Dewey Riley.

Regardless of Arquette being seven years her junior, the 2 hit it off, with Cox reportedly exhibiting curiosity first.

Arquette informed Folks in 2022 he credit Scream director Wes Craven for them getting collectively.

The couple grew to become engaged in 1998. (Ron Galella Assortment through Getty)

“[He was] like, ‘David, you realize she likes you and you must actually get your stuff collectively’,” he recalled.

“He gave me an actual man-to-man discuss and that had an affect on the course of my life.”

They grew to become engaged in September 1998, with Craven revealing Arquette proposed on one knee whereas on vacation along with her household.

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They married on June 12, 1999, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco when Cox was on the top of her fame.

She grew to become identified professionally as Courteney Cox Arquette, however behind the scenes, her fame was a bone of rivalry.

Throughout a 2023 look on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy present with host Andy Cohen, Arquette was requested if he ever struggled to navigate their completely different ranges {of professional} success.

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Arquette admitted he discovered it troublesome to have a partnet on the “high of the tv world”. (WireImage)

“Yeah, completely. It is troublesome. I imply, I’ve a number of the conventional male issues the place I need to like, you realize, present and choose up the cheque and be the breadwinner,” he mentioned.

“If you’re, you realize, evaluating your self to somebody who’s on the, you realize, high of the tv, iconic world, it is kinda onerous to place your self there.

“So there was undoubtedly like studying and coping with that and plenty of ache and arguments or ego, early on.”

The couple additionally struggled to conceive and turned to IVF, with Cox struggling quite a lot of miscarriages earlier than they lastly welcomed Cox’s solely baby, Coco, on June 13, 2004.

They selected Cox’s greatest buddy and former Buddies co-star Jennifer Aniston to be her godmother.

The 2 actors shaped a manufacturing firm in 2004, the 12 months they welcomed their daughter Coco. (WireImage)

That 12 months they shaped Coquette Productions, which was behind the TV reveals Filth and Cougar City, each of which starred Cox.

By 2010, there have been persistent rumours their marriage was in bother, with Arquette’s life-style typically blamed. Cox even confirmed they attended couple’s counselling.

They continued to work collectively, filming Scream 4 between June and late September that 12 months, earlier than they introduced their “trial separation” on October 11, 2010, after 11 years of marriage.

They mentioned, “We stay greatest pals and accountable dad and mom to our daughter and we nonetheless love one another deeply.”

The couple on the Golden Globe Awards in January 2010, shortly earlier than their separation. (WireImage)

Arquette shed extra mild on why they cut up in an interview with Howard Stern the subsequent day.

“She says to me, ‘I do not wanna be your mom anymore.’ I appreciated that. I revered that. I have been going to remedy. I am attempting to develop up.”

In January 2011, Arquette entered rehab for consuming and despair. 

A glance again on the forged of Buddies then and now

Cox informed Folks on the time, “I actually admire David and his option to take cost and higher his life. I like and assist him.”

That 12 months, they appeared collectively on the crimson carpet for the premiere of Scream 4 and Cox was there to assist Arquette when he appeared on Dancing with the Stars.

Arquette and Cox filed for divorce in June 2012. It was finalised the next Might.

The previous couple reunited on the Scream 4 world premiere in Hollywood in April 2011. (WireImage)

However the couple remained cordial, with Cox later telling Ellen DeGeneres, “He is my favorite individual on the planet. I like him.”

Within the years that adopted, the 2 shared custody of their daughter.

In 2020, Arquette informed Yahoo! Leisure, “We’ve a very nice relationship. We’re pals, and we have communicated so much due to Coco.”

Cox even supplied her congratulations when it was revealed Arquette was anticipating a toddler with then girlfriend Christina McLarty.

The couple, who wed in 2020, are dad and mom to Charlie, who was born in 2014, and Augustus, who arrived in 2017.

Famous exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette have shared a rare family photo to mark their daughter Coco's first day of high school.  The former Friends star, 54, separated from the 46-year-old actor in 2010, but they've remained the best of friends for the sake of their only child.  "I'm so proud of my daughter Coco! Have fun and be safe in High school!" Arquette captioned the photo, adding, "AND don't grow up too fast! I love love love you!!!"  Too late! Coco's all grown up and looks just like her mother. Same dark hair, same cute smile.  Courteney Cox, Coco Arquette and David Arquette
“We’ve a very nice relationship. We’re pals.” (Instagram)

Arquette, 52, has continued to work as an actor, producer, director and author. He’s thought to have a internet price of about $45 million.

Cox moved on with singer-songwriter Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol. They began courting in 2013 and have become engaged the next 12 months earlier than breaking apart and getting again collectively, however by no means married.

Cox, now 60, is regarded as price about $220 million. She has continued to work as an actress, director and producer. She final appeared on the large display screen within the 2023 movie Scream VI, which she additionally government produced.

Cox and Arquette have continued to work collectively and had been co-executive producers of sport present Celeb Title Recreation.

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