updated 01/27/2014 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/28/2014 AT 8:00 AM ET
Courteney Cox: Best ex-wife ever?
It’s no secret that Cox and David Arquette are among the friendliest exes in Hollywood, and it’s easy to see why. The Cougar Town star talks frankly – and lovingly – about the man she was married to for 11 years before they separated in 2010.
“When you love someone, you want them to be happy, even if it’s not with you,” she tells February’s More, out Tuesday.
Arquette certainly seems happy these days: He’s expecting a baby boy with girlfriend Christina McLarty.
Cox, 49, doesn’t sugarcoat the difficulties of divorce, but makes clear that her feelings for Arquette are real and deep.
“You can love somebody so much, but it’s not the life you should be living together. I think David and I are supposed to be the way we are now,” she says, adding, “In divorce you always have regrets. We were married for a long time, so it’s not like we didn t try.”
Yet even Cox, who was recently linked to musician Johnny McDaid, admits their amicable relationship can only reap rewards as they co-parent daughter Coco, 9.
“Obviously, kids always want their parents to be together, but as divorces go, this is the best one we could provide.”