Courteney is the cover star of InStyle magazine’s spring 2022 issue! Take a look at the article and photos below.
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Courteney Cox Comes Home
After launching Homecourt, a super-clean home-care brand with great scents, the actor, director and producer can finally admit — she kind of is a Monica.
It’s been 18 years since the final episode of Friends aired on NBC, yet even today, when people go to Courteney Cox’s house in Los Angeles, many behave as if they’re entering the lair of compulsive neat freak Monica Geller. They hesitate to sit down in the living room for fear of messing up the meticulously fluffed sofa cushions.
Cox acknowledges that her reputation for extreme tidiness is partially justified. “I like things to look right,” she says. “I do fluff the pillows.” But she’s definitely not Monica, and she still savors opportunities to remind people of that — of which she currently, at 57, finds herself with many. There’s a new TV series; a new installment of Scream; and a new line of luxury home-care products: Homecourt, her pandemic brainchild that brings a beauty philosophy into cleaning. Cox has also been directing a few things, including two projects that aren’t obvious matches for her: a music video for Brandi Carlile and a TV commercial for Clos du Bois chardonnay.
In fact, Cox’s role in Shining Vale, the horror-comedy series which began airing in March on Starz, may be the meatiest one of her career so far. She stars opposite Greg Kinnear as depressive author Patricia Phelps, a mother of two teenagers who’s suffering from writer’s block. After an illicit fling with a hunky, young handyman, Patricia is trying to save her marriage, but things get tricky when her family moves into a haunted house. Pretty soon, she’s getting addicted to anxiety meds, seeing ghosts in closets, and wondering if her mother’s schizophrenia might be hereditary. “I don’t think I’ve ever played a character that was so layered and had so many things to go through,” Cox says.
Courteney for People MagazineWednesday, Jan 26, 2022
Courteney is on the cover of People magazine’s February 7th issue! Check out the photos and an article below.Magazine Scans > Magazines from 2022 > People (February 07, 2022)
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PEOPLE – Much like her beloved Friends character Monica, Cox is a self-described neat-freak: “I care about the way everything looks, which is a blessing and a curse.”
It’s no surprise that Courteney Cox is hyperorganized.
Much like her beloved Friends character Monica, Cox, 57, is adept at decluttering and enjoys cleaning her spacious home in L.A. she shares with Coco, 17, her daughter with ex-husband David Arquette. “I care about the way everything looks,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Which is a blessing and a curse.”
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Courteney for PEOPLE MagazineWednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Courteney Cox Opens Up About Raising Daughter Coco and How They’re Surviving the Teen Years
PEOPLE – Courteney Cox says that when she was growing up, she wanted to tell her own mom everything, but her experience with her teenage daughter Coco has been the exact opposite.
“I want her to tell me everything, and she doesn’t want to tell me anything,” says Cox, who sat down with Coco for their first interview together as part of PEOPLE’s The Beautiful Issue. “Exactly the opposite of the childhood I had.”
But just because Coco doesn’t share everything with her mom doesn’t mean the two aren’t extremely close. “We bicker, let’s be honest, but we love each other,” says the 53-year-old Friends alum. “We laugh a lot, for sure.”
Coco adds, “I would also describe it as, well, I am a 13-year-old girl, you are a mom, so I love you, but of course we’re gonna get in fights. But we’re very close. Very close. I love you a lot.”
Cox, who co-parents Coco with her ex-husband David Arquette, says keeping their daughter supported and balanced — and supporting each other as parents — is an important part of raising her.
“You don’t want to go in one house and have anything split,” Cox says. “You want it to be harmonious in both places.”
Now that Coco has entered the teen years, Cox says one of the toughest parts, like many parents of teens face, has been getting her to come out of her room. “It’s mostly me telling Coco, ‘Please get out of your room and come and have dinner in the kitchen.’ There’s a lot of that, for sure,” she says.
“She’s 13, she likes to be in her room. Unfortunately, I got her this big bed and that was the biggest mistake I’ve made,” adds the star, joking, “You need to make a bed really uncomfortable so all they wanna do is just go there for those hours they have to. That’s the big thing, I think.”
Although Cox says she’s not super strict, she is very particular about one thing: making sure Coco has a hobby. “My daughter is an incredible singer,” says Cox. “She does plays. No, I’m not being a stage mom. Well, I mean — ”
“At times,” Coco says, cutting her off. (Cox tells PEOPLE Coco has been in 16 musicals and although she isn’t sure if she will go into acting down the road like both of her parents, the actress will support anything she wants to do.)
“I’m sitting there watching you be incredible, I just send you off to the plays to be incredible,” Cox says. “She is really good. I want her to have a hobby, to make her play the piano. I wish my mom had made me play the piano because I do it on my own now, but if I’d done it consistently since I was a kid, I’d be great.”
Adds the former Cougar Town star, “And she’s got this instrument in her voice that I want to be backed up with either guitar, piano, I don’t care, but she has to have an activity. That I’m strict about.”
For more from our Beautiful Issue, pick up the magazine when it hits newsstands on Friday.
Courteney joins XOJane as Contributing EditorWednesday, Mar 23, 2016
When it comes to getting beauty advice you can trust, it’s always best to turn to your Friends.
Courteney Cox will be sharing her favorite beauty and lifestyle secrets with the world as a new contributing editor for the women’s lifestyle site xoJane.com, EW can reveal.
The relationship between Cox and xoJane (which is owned by EW parent company Time Inc.) goes back for years. The actress is close friends with the site’s Editor-in-Chief and co-founder Jane Pratt, and previously served as the xoJane Home Editor when the site first launched in 2011.
“Jane and I have been sharing beauty secrets and advice with each other forever,” Cox said. “So I am especially excited to return to xoJane to share some new tips with the rest of the xoJane community.”
Above is the selfie Cox shared with EW as an example of the unfiltered content she will be sharing on xoJane. Check out her first post here, in which the actress details her skincare secrets.
Courteney Opens Up About Her Involvement in the Fight Against EBThursday, Nov 12, 2015
Courteney Cox Opens Up About Her Involvement in the Fight Against EB: ‘It’s a Debilitating Disease’
For Courteney Cox, the fight against the debilitating skin disease epidermolysis bullosa is a personal one.
“My friend’s son was born with EB,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’ve been a part of it since then. He’s 11 now. There is no cure for this disease. It’s just such a horrible thing.”
The condition, which usually strikes babies and children, causes painful skin blisters; there is little hope for those affected beyond the age of 30.
“You have no choice to feel for these kids,” says Cox, 51, who has an 11-year-old daughter, Coco. “The disease is very rare so need to bring awareness.”
The kids fighting EB, who are often called Butterfly Children because of the fragility of their skin, will be honored at the third annual Rock4EB! on Sunday, where Ed Sheeran will perform.
“The kids run around and have a good time,” says Cox. “They’re being honored. It’s for them.”
But she’ll leave the entertainment to the professionals: “No singing for me. There’s no good singing coming out of my mouth!”
Courteney Directs Kodaline’s Music VideoFriday, Aug 28, 2015
Watch Kodaline’s ‘Love Will Set You Free’ Video (Courteney Cox Was So ‘Blown Away’ By the Song She Directed It in Her Own Home!)
Courteney Cox loved Kodaline’s new single so much she didn’t just direct the music video for it – she filmed it at her house and appeared in it, too!
PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at Irish band’s video for “Love Will Set You Free,” a song co-written by Cox’s fiancé, Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.
“When Johnny first played me ‘Love Will Set You Free,’ I was blown away. The song is incredibly beautiful,” Cox, 51, tells PEOPLE. “After hanging out with the guys and getting to know their personalities, I knew I wanted to direct this video and really showcase who they are as individuals and as musicians.”
Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan says the whole process, from writing to the video, was very organic. He and his bandmates – Vinny May, Jason Boland and Mark Prendergast – had met fellow Irishman McDaid, 39, a few times before they decided to go into the studio together.
“We recorded that song, and we just got really proud of it,” Garrigan, 27, tells PEOPLE, adding: “Courteney just loved the song so much that she decided to do a video for us.”
The music video wasn’t Cox’s first time in the director’s seat or working with her husband-to-be: She directed some episodes of Cougar Town as well as the drama Just Before I Go, which McDaid wrote music for.
Garrigan says Cox’s focus was on “making us feel comfortable” – which she achieved by shooting in her own Malibu home!
“Basically it was just us hangin’ out,” the indie rocker says. “We flew over some of our friends from Dublin and had a few beers and hung out and were messin’ about.”
Garrigan adds working with the star was a breeze, even if there were some jitters at first.
“When we first went up [to the house], we were quite nervous because she’s Courteney Cox: We’re Friends fans. We have the box sets at home, you know?” he says. But, “Courteney’s an incredible person. You go there, and she just makes everybody feel at home. There’s no airs or graces about her. She’s just a nice person.”
As it turns out, Cox isn’t the only one in her family to make a cameo in the clip. Her daughter, 11-year-old Coco (who Garrigan says “stole the show”), and McDaid also appear.
And with Cox and McDaid’s wedding coming up, will Garrigan and his bandmates be working on their big day?
“That would be fun. We’ve actually played a few of our friends’ weddings before, so yeah, we probably will,” he says. “They’re great.”
Check out the video and article here!