For fans hoping to see David Arquette reunite with estranged wife Courteney Cox, the Dancing with the Stars contestant tells Access Hollywood, “We’re pretty much in the friend zone,” explaining, “Though we love each other and we love to laugh and have a great time, it’s difficult.”
But while viewers find it confusing (yet awfully charming) to see Courteney front and center, cheering for her former flame as he shakes it on the dance floor with pro partner, Kym Johnson, Arquette says that there’s one person who fully understands the complexity of their relationship — his 7-year-old daughter with Cox, Coco.
“Kids know everything — they know a lot. They feel it, they sense it,” says Arquette. “I was really honest with her throughout the whole experience. There’s not much we don’t communicate about.”
With the theme of Monday night’s show being personal stories, the proud papa dedicated his “O-o-h Child” rhumba to the love of his life, Coco, reflecting on the difficult year he’s had; specifically, his separation from Cox in the fall of 2010, and a brief stint in rehab.
“The voice in the song is me speaking to my daughter,” says David. “Life is about love and not giving into fear so to dance the dance of love is the perfect way to tell this story.”
Arquette is currently dating Entertainment Tonight‘s Christina McLarty.