She loves life as a mom-of-one but the road to motherhood wasn’t easy for Courteney Cox. The Friends star has been quite open about her past experiences with suffering miscarriages when she was younger and most recently, Courteney candidly spoke out about the topic again during an appearance on Thursday, March 21’s episode of Busy Tonight

“I like real human stories and, yes, I had a difficult time,” the 54-year-old revealed to the show’s host, Busy Phillips, while referring to the years she and ex-husband David Arquette tirelessly tried for a baby before welcoming their now 14-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette, in 2004. “I had a lot of miscarriages, and I don’t think that’s something that people shouldn’t talk about, because … it was unfortunate but it happens.”

But even though she suffered multiple miscarriages before giving birth to her first and only child, Courteney admitted that she was determined to overcome the struggle to start a family. “I didn’t want to give up,” she shared. Now, the brunette beauty is opening up in hopes that her story will help others. “I just think it’s important to get things out there so people can realize they’re not alone,” she said. 

Courteney — who is just one of several stars to recently speak out about suffering miscarriages — also recently opened up about her struggles to get pregnant and her experience with IVF during an episode of her Facebook Watch docuseries, 9 Months with Courteney Cox

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“No one ever taught me that lesson,” she told Entertainment Tonight in a previous interview. “I didn’t know you were supposed to be private. I just don’t think like that … If I can share any light or give any wisdom to somebody, or hope, I would share anything I can. In the end, I think that’s important.”
Courteney added that even though she was able to talk about it, the topic of infertility makes her extremely emotional. “There is not an episode that I don’t cry,” she confessed to the outlet. “It’s a story about 10 different couples that are taking us through the journey of their pregnancy and you deal with everything from cancer to alcoholism, I mean you name it. Whether you can keep the baby, whether you should keep the baby, whether you wanted to get pregnant … you [get] this intimate look that’s not sensationalized.”