Courteney and DavidCourteney Cox isn't ready to give up on David Arquette, saying in her first interview since their split went public that their separation shouldn't be taken as a sign they're getting divorced.

"I don't know what will happen, but this is not like we're getting divorced," Cox tells TV Week (via PEOPLE). "This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage ... Whatever is supposed to happen will be the best thing for us."

That said, Cox says that things aren't looking good in the compatibility department. "Sometimes you just realize 'Wow, we actually have grown apart.'"

Cox also addressed Arquette's gaffe-riddled interview with Howard Stern, in which the actor over-shared about the couple's sex life and Cox's character faults.

"[David] is a kook. It's not shocking and Howard Stern, he loves him and I'm a fan of Howard Stern ... David is an entertainer and I'm sure the people who listen to the radio are entertained by his stories."