Courteney Cox, 53, says she would 'love to have a baby now,' explains why she's filler-free


Courteney Cox just turned 53 this month, but admits she feels younger than ever before!

In a new interview with NewBeauty, the Friends star gets candid on her No. 1 beauty regret, what it's like raising a 13-year-old daughter and taking her relationship with partner Johnny McDaid to the next step.

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"I think getting older is just hard in general," Cox, who celebrated her birthday on June 15, explains. "I feel like I'm 34, so the thought that I'm not just doesn't seem natural. I don't get it. I feel better than I've ever felt in my entire life. I take much better care of myself now."

In fact, Cox has been feeling so wonderful lately that she would be open to having a baby with McDaid.

"I would love to have a baby now," she reveals. "I would. I know it's crazy, but I would."

"I mean, I could carry someone else's egg," she continues. "I may be one of the older people doing it, but I would love to, with Johnny that is."

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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 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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Part of this newfound feel-good energy is due to Cox's decision to lay off the fillers. She tells the outlet she grew up thinking "appearance was the most important thing," but has learned over time that she "made things worse" by trying so hard to keep up with Hollywood's beauty standards.

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"What would end up happening is that you go to a doctor who would say, 'You look great, but what would help is a little injection here or filler there,'" she recalls. "The next thing you know, you're layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it's gradual until you go, 'Oh s**t, this doesn't look right.' And it's worse in pictures than in real life."

Now, she says she's "as natural as I can be."

"I feel better because I look like myself," she explains. "I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do. Things are going to change. Everything's going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do."

"Those aren't wrinkles [on my face] -- they're smile lines," she adds. "I've had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend."

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Luckily, she has the support of McDaid, whom she credits for making her feel beautiful daily.

"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," she says of her 40-year-old partner. "External beauty isn't even on his radar. I used to worry about the age difference, but I don't think it matters. He appreciates beauty, but it's deeper than that."

Cox's teenage daughter, Coco, whom she shares with ex David Arquette, is just beginning to experiment with makeup, something the actress is trying to get used to as she watches her baby girl grow up.

"One of [Coco's] favorite shows is RuPaul's Drag Race. She thinks it's beautiful artistry and she's really good at it," Cox reveals. "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. -- eyeliner, mascara, highlighter on her cheeks. 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."

"Sometimes I do wish her shorts were longer, I'm not going to lie," she jokes. "But I want to keep an open relationship with her. I care more about what she's watching than what she's [wearing or] putting on her face."

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