David Arquette says he felt 'inferior' to ex-wife Courteney Cox on the top of her 'Mates' fame

  • David Arquette spoke with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Dwell” Friday.
  • Cohen requested whether or not he felt “inferior” or “lower than” ex-wife Courteney Cox throughout her “Mates” fame.
  • Arquette mentioned it was “troublesome” and that he needed to cope with some “conventional male issues.”

David Arquette opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Courteney Cox, describing the problem of “evaluating” himself to a companion who’d achieved meteoric Hollywood success.

In a dialog on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Dwell,” Cohen requested Arquette whether or not he felt “inferior to” or “lower than” Cox throughout her “Mates” stardom. Cox performed Monica Geller on the present for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004. 

“Yeah, completely. It is troublesome,” Arquette instructed Cohen. “I’ve a few of the conventional male issues the place I need to like, you understand, present and choose up the test and, you understand, be the breadwinner.”

Arquette, 51, is understood for his roles in “By no means Been Kissed” and the “Scream” franchise. 

Arquette and Cox had been married for 11 years. In response to Individuals, the pair met within the Nineties earlier than filming the primary “Scream” film and filed for divorce in 2012. The 2 share their 18-year-old daughter, Coco. 

“Within the appearing world, typically, you are at all times happening this curler coaster of recognition and never capable of get a job,” Arquette mentioned. “So it is like this bizarre factor. After which, if you’re evaluating your self to somebody who’s on the high of the tv iconic world, it is sort of arduous to place your self there.”

Arquette added there was quite a lot of “ache and arguments and ego” early on within the couple’s marriage and revealed they had been “studying and coping with” their differing ranges of fame all through the connection.

A consultant for Cox didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

In a 2020 interview with Yahoo! Leisure, Arquette mentioned he and Cox “have a very nice relationship,” partly due to having to co-parent Coco.

“We’re buddies, and we have communicated so much due to Coco,” he instructed the outlet on the time.