Courteney Cox Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' April 2011
Here’s what the 46-year-old Cougar Town actress had to share:
On her estranged husband, David Arquette: “You can’t really get mad at David because he’s not a malicious person. He was dealing with things the best way he could. And don’t get me wrong, he was on a show for entertainment. David is smart, and David is also a showman. He knew what he was doing. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I don’t think he’ll be doing more Howard Stern any time soon. He’s not out to harm. But I’m his biggest protector. I can’t help it.”
On her marital struggles: “The thing is, when you get older, it’s more about compatibility than it is about love. I think it’s more about needing just a kind of peace and stillness. I’m kind of all over the place, and I need grounding. I want to be calm. I want to change a lot. I want to live not outside but inside. It’s nothing with David; it’s just what I’m searching for.”
On their seven-year age gap: “Most guys aren’t that mature, are they? They just don’t think the way we think. I thought I had always been a little bit of a cougar with David….I don’t find the whole cougar word that offensive. And also, a cougar is someone who takes care of herself and goes out with younger guys. She doesn’t need a man to take care of her.”
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