“Friends” star Courteney Cox, who has tried for years to become a mother, is expecting her first child with actor husband David Arquette, her publicist said Tuesday.
Cox’s spokeswoman said the 39-year-old actress was expecting a baby but gave no other details about the pregnancy which follows what Cox herself has referred to as “many miscarriages” over the years.
Cox and Arquette, who married in June 1999, have spoken publicly about their infertility troubles and said in a television interview last year that they were trying to conceive via in-vitro fertilization after a string of miscarriages.
Cox’s pregnancy coincides with the last season of the hit TV sitcom “Friends” where her screen character Monica and TV husband Chandler, played by Matthew Perry, have been exploring adoption after being unable to conceive.
The final episodes of “Friends” are due to air this spring, ending a 10-year run as one of the top-rated U.S. television comedies.