Courteney Cox may be ready to embrace motherhood all over again.
In a cover story for NewBeauty‘s Summer-Fall issue, the “Friends” alum revealed that she’d consider having another child at age 53.
“I would. I know it’s crazy, but I would,” she told the mag.
“I would love to have a baby now. I mean, I could carry someone else’s egg. I may be one of the older people doing it, but I would love to, with Johnny that is,” the actress continued, referring to fiancé Johnny McDaid.
Courteney is already mom to 13-year-old daughter Coco with ex-husband David Arquette, and shared why she’s letting the teen – an avid “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan — experiment with makeup.
“She thinks it’s beautiful artistry and she’s really good at it. Luckily at school she can only wear mascara, but on the weekends you would think she’s going out to a rager at 2 a.m.” Courtney told the mag.
“I know some people think I should rein her in with the makeup, but it’s a form of self-expression. As long as she’s not sexualizing herself, it’s really just what makes her feel good,” she added, explaining that she cares “more about what [Coco’s] watching than what she’s putting on her face.”
As for her own beauty routine, the Golden Globe nominee reportedly got candid about her past cosmetic procedures and fixation with meeting Hollywood standards. After spending years believing “appearance was the most important thing,” Courtney admitted that kind of thinking had gotten her “into trouble.” Now, she’s adopted a less-is-more approach that’s helped her rediscover a sense of authenticity.
“I’ve had all my fillers dissolved. I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do,” she told the mag, adding that she’s learned to embrace “smile lines” and “realize that fillers are not my friend.”
According to NewBeauty, having Johnny in her life could be a positive influence on Courtney’s outlook as well. The Snow Patrol rocker is 13 years her junior, but Courteney told the mag there’s another reason she’s less concerned about aesthetics.
“Well, he’s younger than me, and with any other guy that would be the hardest thing in the world, but looks are not that important to him or his family,” Courteney said. “External beauty isn’t even on his radar. I used to worry about the age difference, but I don’t think it matters.”
However, Courteney reportedly couldn’t help but point out that she still enjoys admiring Johnny’s looks.
“He appreciates beauty, but it’s deeper than that. It’s deeper for me too, but luckily I find him gorgeous and extremely sexy,” she added.
Courteney’s NewBeauty cover hits stands on June 27.
— Erin Biglow