Courteney Cox’s divorce from David Arquette might have been finalized less than a year ago, but David’s already expecting a baby with girlfriend Christina McLarty. And despite the fact that Courteney, who has a nine year old daughter, Coco, with David, has stayed close with her ex-husband, wouldn’t David starting a new family just two years after their initial split be a little weird for her?
According to Courteney, yes. When she sat down with Ellen this week, she admitted she and Coco were both a little thrown by the news.
“She’s really excited, but at first, she was nervous, ‘cause you know, it’s a big deal,” the Cougar Town star said of Coco’s reaction to finding out she’d be a big sister soon. “At first I was nervous. I was like, ‘whoa, this is heavy.’”
But even though it was a bit strange at first, now that she’s used to the news, she’s good with it.
“We actually all had dinner the other night, the whole family,” Courteney said. “It’s a very unique relationship — all of us. Literally. Me and Christina and David and Coco. It’s great, though.”
But it’s good that Courteney and David are able to put their daughter first and do what’s best for her — and seeing her parents getting along and making an effort to keep their family together will make their split easier for Coco.
And in return, Coco’s making sure Mom’s okay with everything.
“It’s almost like she’s a little bit of a tick. She is on me. She wants to make sure nothing changes in my life,” Courteney said. “I went on this mother/daughter day with her. I took her to a spa.”