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Courteney Cox opens up about 'emotional' reunion with ex husband David Arquette

The former couple have been divorced for ten years

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
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Courteney Cox has opened up about the "emotional" reunion she had with ex-husband David Arquette on set of new movie Scream ten years after their last movie together - and their divorce.

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The film, which is due to be released worldwide on January 14, is the fifth instalment in the popular horror franchise and sees the former Friends star reprise her role as reporter Gale Weathers and David return as officer Dewey Riley, a decade after they last acted alongside each other.

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Speaking about the on-screen reunion, Courteney told Parade: "It was such an emotional thing to come back," adding: "I had the same feeling when I walked on the set of Friends. I got really teary-eyed then too."

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David has also opened up about the experience of acting together again, calling it "cathartic". He told the New York Times: "It's a cathartic experience to just be able to act opposite Courteney. It's been 25 years of our lives. We've grown up together. We have a child together."

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Courteney and David announced their separation in 2010 after 11 years of marriage

It was during the filming of the first Scream film in 1996 that the pair first met. They dated for four years before tying the knot in 1999. The couple, who share 17-year-old daughter Coco, announced their separation in 2010, not long after production on Scream 4 ended. David filed for divorce in 2012, which was finalised a year later.

Speaking in 2011, when the fourth film was released, Courteney revealed that while the former couple didn't have trouble acting alongside each other while they were separated, she doesn't have the "fondest memories" of scenes in the film which mirror their real-life struggles.

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In the film, Gale and Dewey are shown to have marital problems arising after being together for ten years, just like the real-life couple.

Since 2014, David has been married to journalist and producer Christina McLarty, with whom he shares two other children: seven-year-old Charlie and Alexis, who is four. Courteney, meanwhile, has found love again with Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid. The two began dating in late 2013 and announced their engagement a year later in 2014. While they have since called off their engagement, it seems that their relationship is as strong as ever.

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