Courteney Cox: I Think of Myself as a Cougar

And she still has 'strong feelings' for David Arquette
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2011 10:56 AM CDT
Courteney Cox arrives at the Crystal Lucy Awards on Tuesday June 1, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
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(Newser) – Courteney Cox just can’t get mad at David Arquette, even if he did blab about their sex life to Howard Stern. “He’s not a malicious person. … He’s not out to harm,” she explains in a Harper’s Bazaar cover story. “I'm not saying there wasn't some crazy behavior, but if you know who David is, you know what his intentions are, how honest he is, and how big his heart is … I’m his biggest protector. I can’t help it.” More from the interview:

  • On her relationship with Arquette: “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.”

  • On the possibility of a reunion: “We loved each other so much … If it doesn't work out, I will have huge waves of pain about failing in that department. But right now I don't have that because I don't know what the future holds and I guess because I have strong feelings for him.”
  • On rumors that her co-star is her new boy toy: “He's a really good friend of mine, so I don't care. It just doesn't matter. He's a great guy, and he's definitely been a part of my support system.”
  • On dating: “I have no desire right now. I'm not saying never; it just seems weird. I don't even know how that would happen or how you meet people. I don't like to go out. I'm not great at small talk … I don't like to go to parties. There's a sign on my forehead: exiting social life, entering into isolation.”
Click for Arquette's most recent interview about the split, with Oprah.

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