Courtney Cox has revealed that she feels "closer than ever" to David Arquette since they split up.

The former couple split last year after 11 years of marriage, but the Cougar Town actress said that they now communicate more than ever.

She told Hello magazine: "The great thing is that even though we are separated, David and I are still so close. We're able to talk through everything that happens, so I know that we're often both feeling the same way and that makes me feel less alone.

"In some ways, we're closer than ever because we're communicating more than we ever have. So yes, it's been a tough year but it's also been a big year for growth – for both of us."

Cox, who has 7-year-old daughter Coco with Arquette, added that the first year of separation has been "intense".

She said: "When you first get separated every single thing that happens for the first time is really intense, the first Valentine's day, the first wedding anniversary."