David Arquette felt inferior to him because he was more famous than his ex-wife, Courteney Cox.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on Friday’s episode of SiriusXM, the “Scream” actor confirmed that his success on “Friends” “absolutely” felt threatened, especially since he was “someone on top of television, the iconic world.”
Arquette, who was married to Cox from 1999 to 2012, said, “I have some traditional male things that I want to like, give and receive the check and, you know, be the breadwinner of the house.”
Despite admitting that the acting world is just a “roller of popularity”, the difference in their achievements has caused a lot of “pain” and “controversy”.
When asked how they overcame difficulties with Cox, 58, Arquette replied that it was mainly about self-study and communication.
“A lot of it has to do with the way you perceive things, the way you say things, the way you react to things, the way you let other kinds of outside influences affect how you feel about you. yourself,” he elaborated.
Arquette added that she works to “build” confidence by “focusing” on herself and communicating what her “needs” and “limitations” are as ways to help her resolve “some of the pain and trauma.”
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Cox, who played Monica Geller on the famous sitcom “Friends” from 1994 to 2004, met Arquette while she was playing the lead role in “Scream” in 1996 and married three years later. Their only daughter, Coco Arquette, was born in 2004.
Despite their divorce in 2012, the couple continued to co-parent with 18-year-old Coco and they are on good terms.
“He’s my favorite person in the world,” Cox told People when their divorce was finalized in 2012. “Whatever happens in our future, he is my best friend.”
While David went on to marry Christina McLarty in 2015, Cox is dating longtime boyfriend Johnny McDaid.