The quirky and former booze hound and sex addict David Arquette chatted it up with Ellen about his now healthy relationship with Courteney Cox.
Check out the highlights below.
Ellen: The fact that you and Courteney are not together as a couple but you’re co-parenting in such a healthy way. I saw y’all the other night at a party and y’all were together, kind of arm in arm. You’re just really close. You both love each other ..It so amazing, how close you both are.
David: Yeah, it’s really important to respect the time you’ve had together. To not let resentment control your life and lead you to act out and use finances or children against each other. It’s just really important to sort of deal with your emotions. A lot of the emotions that you feel in a situation like that are actually rooted in things you experienced when you were younger. You know feelings, inadequacy that aren’t necessarily the right thing going on in your mind. Part of my thing was being so hard on myself. I’m like the hardest person on myself. So until I started being able to recognize that voice and not take it as the truth and be kinder to myself and sort of love myself. Then you can love the people around you. You don’t have to get all pent up with all the anger that is connected to a really emotional, very difficult process.
Ellen: Well, it’s a beautiful thing to see you together.
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