EXCLUSIVE: Courteney Cox on Jennifer Aniston being dragged into Brangelina split drama: 'It's not about her'

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Courteney Cox is expressing her concern over the fact that her close pal and former Friends co-star, Jennifer Aniston, is being dragged into all the drama surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's shocking divorce.

Aniston, who was married to Pitt for five years before they divorced in 2005, has become a focal point following news of the split last week and Cox wants the attention off her bestie.

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"I feel like we're exacerbating it by even talking about it," the 52-year-old Cougar Town star told ET at Revlon's Annual Philanthropic Luncheon at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday.

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FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Friends Special Episode, 'The One That Could Have Been, Part One' From L-R: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox Arquette And Matt Leblanc. All The Friends Ponder What Might Have Been If Each Had Taken A Different Path In Life And They Imagine: That A Frustrated Ross (Schwimmer) Stays With His Wife Carol (Jane Sibbett) And Ignores Her Disinterest In Him; A Married Rachel (Aniston) Is Starstruck When She Meets Hunky 'Days Of Our Lives' Star Joey (Leblanc) Who Never Lost His Job As Dr. Drake Ramoray; Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) Is A Corporate Stockbroker; And A Portly Monica (Cox Arquette) Frets About Losing Her Virginity While Chandler (Perry) Is A Struggling Writer Who Stoops To Working As Joey's Lowly Assistant Just To Make Ends Meet. (Photo By Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FAMILY TIES -- Season 6 -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Lauren Miller -- Photo by: Tony Costa/NBCU Photo Bank
MISFITS OF SCIENCE -- Pictured: (clockwise top l-r) Kevin Peter Hall as Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln, Dean Paul Martin as Dr. Billy Hayes, Jennifer Holmes as Jane Miller, Courteney Cox as Gloria Dinallo, Mark Thomas Miller as John 'Johnny B' Bukowski -- (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MISFITS OF SCIENCE -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Gloria Dinallo-- Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 5th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to Benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center at 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1995: Celebrity Bartender Courteney Cox poses for a portrait in c.1995 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Courteney Cox, circa 1995. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
Michael Keaton and Courteney Cox during NBC's Annual Winter Press Tour All-Star Reception at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox at the The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cast of 'Friends': Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 712 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Courteney Cox during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 13, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
John Lovitz and Courteney Cox Arquette (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 'First Knight' Los Angeles Premiere at The Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One With the Breast Milk' Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Flashback' Episode 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Actress Lisa Kudrow and actress Courteney Cox attend the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 8, 1996 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream' Premiere in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Details Magazine After Party at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox at the The Academy in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Bullies' Episode 21 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream' London Premiere - Arrivals at Chelsea Cinema in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Courteney Cox during IRTS Foundation Gold Medal Award Honors Robert Wright at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
382045 01: Actor Matthew Perry and television show 'Friends' co-star actress Courteney Cox attend the film premiere of 'Fools Rush In' February 10, 1997 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Online USA)
Courteney Cox at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion' Episode 24 -- Pictured: (front, l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, (back, l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Billy Crystal as Tim, Robin Williams as Thomas, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actress Courteney Cox at the UK premiere of Wes Craven's horror film, 'Scream', at the Chelsea Cinema, London, 24th April 1997. (Photo by Dave Benett/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Ansiton as Rachel Green (Photo by Dave Bjerke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Courteney Cox during 1997 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox during 1997 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox during 'Scream 2' - Hollywood Premiere in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox at the 1997 benenfit for the Pediatric AIDS foundation in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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Courteney Cox and David Arquette attend the premiere of 'Scream 2' at the Virgin cinema in Fulham, 3rd April 1998. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette during 1998 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Courteney Cox and David Arquette (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Courteney Cox (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
David Arquette & Courteney Cox during 'The Truman Show' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 7: Actress Courteney Cox and actress Jennifer Aniston attend the Ninth Annual 'A Time for Heroes' Celebrity Carnival to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on June 7, 1998 at Ken Roberts' estate in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
David Arquette and Courteney Cox during 'Ever After' Los Angeles Premiere at The Academy in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
David Arquette & Courteney Cox at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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"It's not about her," the actress insisted.

Cox's comments come after Aniston's husband, Justin Theroux, declared it "nonsense" that his wife's name is being brought into the situation.

"There are bigger things to b**ch about," Theroux said during an interview with Business Insider. "It's shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."

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Theroux added that he sympathizes with Pitt and Jolie's six children following news of the divorce.

"As a child of divorce, all I can say is, that's terrible news for those children and that's all you can really say," he shared. "It's boring to comment on anything else. People are having a bad time -- that's horrible."

See more on what Theroux had to say in the video below.


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