Los Angeles: Courteney Cox, who filed for divorce from David Arquette recently, celebrated her 48th birthday having lunch with the actor and their daughter Coco.
The pair have remained close friends following their 20-month separation. Since parting ways in the fall of 2010, Cox and Arquette, 40 -- who met on the set of the first "Scream" film and wed in 1999 -- have both spoken out about how their friendship has never been stronger, reported Us magazine.
"Our relationship is probably better than it would be if we lived together. It`s definitely better than it used to be. We communicate better, we have much more respect for each other, we listen," Cox said in an interview last year.
Though papers have been signed since March, the pair`s formal divorce filing occurred just before what would have been their thirteenth wedding anniversary.
Arquette filed papers first that day, and a source said the actor`s timing wasn`t meant as a cruel dig towards the ‘Cougar Town’ star.
"He`s in love with Christina McLarty," the insider explained of Arquette`s decision to officially end things now, adding that he is hoping to "build a life" with the TV reporter, whom he has been dating since the fall.