Courteney Cox is one proud mom -- albeit one with special connections.
The actress shared a video of her talented daughter with ex-husband
David Arquette, 14-year-old Coco Arquette, singing with Snow Patrol vocalist Gary Lightbody over the weekend. ? James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock
Courteney Cox and daughter Coco Arquette attend
The sweet connection? Courteney's longtime love, musician-producer Johnny McDaid, plays guitar in the Northern Irish band with Gary (though Johnny didn't perform with Coco that night).
Gary and Coco plus other stars and kids gathered to show off their talents at the Chords2Cure benefit, which raises money for pediatric cancer charities, at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica, California, on March 10.
"I have overwhelming gratitude towards @garysnowpatrol for sharing his time to perform at @chords2cure. I just love watching Coco and Gary sing together," Courteney captioned a
video of the pair belting out Snow Patrol's 2006 hit "Chasing Cars."
The charity also shared a
photo of the two onstage together, captioning it, "Crushed it! Thank you to Gary from Snow Patrol for rocking out with these amazing teens... helping to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research."
Coco performed two songs at dad David's 2015 wedding to Christina McLarty. "She's a really good singer," Courteney told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres a few weeks later. "I don't know where she got it."
In April 2018, Courteney and Coco sat down with
People magazine for their first joint interview in which they talked about how they're surviving Coco's teenage years and how Courteney parents. "I want her to tell me everything, and she doesn't want to tell me anything," the "Friends" alum said. "Exactly the opposite of the childhood I had ... We bicker, let's be honest, but we love each other. We laugh a lot, for sure." ? Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock
Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox attend the Hollywood for Science Gala in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2019.
Added Coco: "I would also describe it as, well, I am a 13-year-old girl, you are a mom, so I love you, but of course we're gonna get in fights. But we're very close. Very close. I love you a lot."
Courteney explained that though she's not a very strict mom, she is adamant that Coco have a hobby. "I want her to have a hobby, to make her play the piano. I wish my mom had made me play the piano because I do it on my own now, but if I'd done it consistently since I was a kid, I'd be great," she said. "And she's got this instrument in her voice that I want to be backed up with either guitar, piano, I don't care, but she has to have an activity. That I'm strict about."
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Coco Arquette, David Arquette and Christina McLarty attend VICE and UTA host
Like every proud mom, Courteney also bragged about her little girl. "My daughter is an incredible singer. She does plays," the actress added, telling People that the teen had, at that point, performed in 16 musicals.
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Michael Douglas and wife
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"The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, who
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Ethan Hawke enjoyed Thanksgiving with his kids with then-wife Uma Thurman, daughter Maya Ray and son Levon Roan, in Gramercy Park in New York City on Nov. 27, 2003.
Maya Hawke, seen here with mom Uma Thurman at a Giorgio Armani Prive fashion show in January 2019, has taken a cue from her parents and pursued a career as an actress. In 2017, Maya -- who was born in 1998 -- starred in PBS's miniseries remake of "Little Women" and in 2019 will appear on Season 3 of "Stranger Things" and in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Uma Thurman posed with her look-alike son with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, Levon Thurman-Hawke, at a Prada fashion show in New York City in May 2018. The teen, who was born in 2002, appears to be following in his parents' footsteps: Though it's believed he's still in school, he's started acting in small projects.
Back in 2012, Maude Apatow, who was 14 at the time, and Iris Apatow, who was 10, accompanied actress mom Leslie Mann and writer-director dad Judd Apatow to the premiere of "ParaNorman."
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Faith Hill brought her youngest child, Audrey McGraw (who was born in 2001), to the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 show in New York City on Dec. 2, 2018.
David Duchovny and then-wife Tea Leoni brought their kids, daughter Madelaine West (then 9) and son Kyd Miller (then 6), to a Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 7, 2008.
Tea Leoni brought her children with ex-husband David Duchovny -- budding actress Madelaine West Duchovny (born in 1999) and high school student son Kyd Miller Duchovny (born in 2002) -- to the 14th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City on Nov. 27, 2018. The former couple's daughter will appear on TV's "The Magicians" (under the name West Duchovny) in 2019. She also acted on an episode of her dad's show, "The X-Files," in 2018.
Former football star and sportscaster Frank Gifford and wife Kathie Lee Gifford posed with their kids, Cassidy Gifford (then 11) and Cody Gifford (then 14), on opening night of the musical "Under the Bridge" in New York City on Jan. 6, 2005.
Nearly three years after Frank Gifford's death, his all-grown-up kids joined their mom, "Today" host Kathie Lee Gifford, at Hallmark's Evening Gala during the network's TCA Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles on July 26, 2018. Cassidy Gifford, who was born in 1993, is now an actress with a Hallmark Channel movie, an episode of "Blue Bloods," the TV series "The Baxters" and more projects to her name. Brother Cody Gifford -- who was born in 1990 and looks an awful lot like his late father -- is a former script reader at Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and a former writers' assistant at Twentieth Century Fox, IMDB reports. After earning a master's degree from Oxford University, Cody founded Little Giant Productions, a film, TV and digital media company, in 2016.
Back in 2005, "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter brought her family -- kids Jessica and James Altman (who were just teens at the time) and husband Robert A. Altman, a high-powered Washington D.C. attorney -- to Los Angeles from their home in Maryland to attend the premiere of "Sky High."
All grown up! "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter stepped out with her gorgeous kids -- James Altman and Jessica Altman, who are now both lawyers -- and her attorney husband, Robert A. Altman, at the April 18, 2018, premiere of "
Super Troopers 2" in New York City.
Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa posed with their then-teenage kids -- Sam, Evan and Jessica Springsteen -- backstage following a Broadway performance of "Spring Awakening" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York City on Aug. 8, 2008.
Kids Evan, Jessica and Sam Springsteen -- who are all in their 20s now -- hit the red carpet to
support dad Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City on June 10, 2018, where he was honored with a special prize for his one-man show, "Springsteen on Broadway." Evan is a sometime singer-songwriter and Boston College graduate who works as a program director and festival producer at Sirius XM Radio. Jessica is an elite equestrian and show-jumping champion horse rider. Sam is a New Jersey firefighter. Reese Witherspoon -- who was pregnant with son Deacon Phillippe at the time -- is seen here taking a walk in New York City with young daughter Ava Phillippe, whose dad is actor Ryan Phillippe, in 2003.
Ava Phillippe, who was born in 1999, is the
spitting image of her mama, Reese Witherspoon. In recent years, she's been known to accompany her mom on red carpets -- like she did here for the "Home Again" premiere in August 2017 -- as she launches a modeling career.
Lou Diamond Phillips brought daughter Gracie Phillips, one of his three girls with second wife Kelly Phillips, a model, to the premiere of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" in 2001.
Gracie Phillips -- seen here in March 2018 at age 20 -- is now a successful model who
kept her parentage under wraps until early 2018 so that she could establish her career on her own. "When I started, I really just wanted to try and do it by myself and say yes, I did it all by myself," Gracie explained to DailyMail.com.
Although Michael Jackson masked his kids' faces when they were young, we still got to see Paris Jackson grow up. But Paris, seen here in 2011, isn't a kid anymore!
Paris Jackson, who was born in 1998, has gone through a lot since dad Michael Jackson
died in 2009 and in recent years has pursued acting and music with her band, The Soundflowers. In 2016, she appeared on her first tv show -- "Star." Paris has also made a splash in the modeling world. But it hasn't all been good times: In 2013, she attempted suicide and spent time in a residential treatment center. In early 2016, she revealed she's been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and in 2019, she reportedly sought more help to address her emotional health. Bindi Irwin began appearing on her late father Steve Irwin's shows, including "The Crocodile Hunter Diaries," from the age of 2. In 2008 at the age of 9, Bindi became the youngest performer to win a Daytime Emmy Award when she took home the prize for outstanding performer in a children's series for her work on "Bindi, the Jungle Girl." Bindi Irwin has continued to host and perform through the years. The conservationist, actress and TV presenter, who was born in 1998, took home the Mirrorball Trophy during the 21st season of "Dancing With the Stars" in 2015. She's currently dating American wakeboard athlete Chandler Powell, who moved Down Under and now works with Bindi and her family at the Australia Zoo. Bindi is seen here with little brother Robert Irwin (who's nearly all grown up too -- he was born in 2003) and mom Terri Irwin in September 2018. Kim Zolciak-Biermann's daughter Brielle Biermann was wee girl here in 2011 on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." She's blossomed into a full-blown woman these days.
Brielle Biermann and mom
Kim Zolciak-Biermann looked almost identical when they were photographed at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12, 2016. Brielle, who was born in 1997, still appears on "Don't Be Tardy" with the rest of her family and, like her mom, has become a big fan of plastic surgery procedures like lip-plumping.
It's no surprise that Kaia Gerber, who was born in 2001, has followed in mom
Cindy Crawford's modeling footsteps. "Kaia's blossoming into such a beautiful young woman and I really want to let her shine," Cindy told The Edit in 2015. "I don't want her to feel in competition with me, although I'll tease her, and say, 'You have my old hair -- give it back!' Or, 'Give me back my legs!' But she'll be fine... She's much more together and worldly than I was at her age." The up-and-coming model has served as the face of the Marc Jacobs' scent Daisy, walked in major designer runway shows and recently got her driver license!
Maddox Jolie-Pitt (seen here at 7 months old) was
adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia by mom Angelina Jolie in March 2002. He was later adopted by dad Brad Pitt in early 2006.
Maddox Jolie-Pitt (second from right), who was born in 2001, has already followed his parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, into the family business. He had an uncredited role as a zombie in Brad's "World War Z," worked as a production assistant on Brad and Angelina's "By the Sea" and helped Angelina with
research for the Cambodia-set "First They Killed My Father," the movie she directed for Netflix, scoring a producer credit. He's seen here with his five siblings in February 2019.
It seems like Coco Arquette, who was born in 2004, has taken to performing -- just like her parents,
David Arquette and Courteney Cox. In 2015, she starred as Elphaba in her school's production of "Wicked." She also sang two songs at her dad's 2015 wedding to entertainment reporter Christina McLarty. Coco is seen here with her stepmom and dad in January 2019.
From her earliest days, Suri Cruise -- daughter of
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes -- has been a fashion star, which has fueled rumors of a multi-million-dollar wardrobe.
Suri Cruise and mom
Katie Holmes are seemingly inseparable, attending events like the Global Citizens Festival, meeting Hillary Clinton together and hanging out at the Malibu Chili cook-off. It's unclear how much time she spends with dad Tom Cruise, who was last publicly photographed with Suri in September 2013. Suri, who was born in 2006, is seen here with her actress mom in May 2018. Brooklyn Beckham grew up to be so handsome! The Brit, who was born in 1999, has modeled for a number of magazines and fashion campaigns and has been behind the camera too as a fashion photographer for Burberry. He also released his own book of photography in 2017 and enrolled at the Parsons School of Design to study the art the same year, though he's since reportedly dropped out. (His parents, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham -- seen here with Brooklyn in December 2018 -- have said they made him work weekends in a cafe as a teen to learn the value of money.)
Delilah Belle Hamlin is the eldest child of Lisa Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin. The little youngster is 10 years old in this photo. She's changed a lot since then.
In August 2016 at the age of 18, Delilah Belle Hamlin inked a modeling contract with Elite Model Management. In 2017, Delilah inked a new deal with IMG Models.
Sofia Richie posed with her dad, Lionel Richie, and older sister,
Nicole Richie, on April 2, 2012. She was 13 years old. She doesn't look like this anymore.
Sofia Richie (seen here with dad Lionel Richie in late 2017) is now a model who's graced several magazine covers. In the summer of 2017, Sofia raised eyebrows --
and her dad's blood pressure -- when she started dating notorious reality TV bad boy and father of three Scott Disick around the time she turned 19.
Frances Bean Cobain hasn't exactly become a musician like her parents, Kurt Cobain and
Courtney Love (though she did debut an original song -- she has a beautiful voice -- on social media in 2018). Instead, she's more of a visual artist. She also executive produced "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," the 2015 HBO documentary about her dad's life. In March 2016, Frances (who was born in 1992) filed for divorce from husband Isaiah Silva, whom she married in June 2014.
Ella Bleu Travolta is seen here with her dad,
John Travolta, in November 2009 when they attended the "Old Dogs" premiere. She was 9 years old at the time.
Lourdes Leon, who was born in 1996, has followed her mom's footsteps -- to
college! The aspiring model, who was born in attends Madonna's alma mater, the University of Michigan. That's not to say Lola has abandoned a life in the spotlight: She was a face of Stella McCartney's POP perfume campaign and she also heads up the Material Girl clothing line with her mom.
Jaden Smith rose to fame at age 8 when he made his big-screen debut starring
alongside his dad, Will Smith, in the 2006 film "The Pursuit of Happyness."
Jaden Smith has kept his acting career going, starring in 2013's "After Earth" with his dad as well as remakes of 2008's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and 2010's "The Karate Kid." Jaden, who was born in 1998, also has his own
clothing line. He was previously linked to Kylie Jenner and dated model Odessa Adlon after splitting with Sarah Snyder earlier in 2017, though in late 2018, he claimed that Tyler, the Creator, was his boyfriend.
Born to actor Johnny Depp and singer Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp split her time between France and Los Angeles as a child.
In 2015, Lily-Rose Depp made her
modeling debut, but 2016 was a breakout year for the stunner. She appeared in a handful of movies including "Yoga Hosers" with dad Johnny Depp, plus "Planetarium" and "The Dancer." She's also posed for Self-Evident Truths, a LGBTQ campaign that aims to profile 10,000 Americans who identify as anything other than 100 percent heterosexual. In 2017, Lily-Rose -- who was born in 1999 -- appeared in a modeling campaign for Chanel. In late 2018, she made headlines not for her acting but for her love life when she was photographed kissing a new man, her "The King" co-star Timothee Chalamet.
As the oldest of
Diddy's sons, Justin Combs, has enjoyed the spoils of being a celeb's kid. For his 16th birthday, his rap-mogul dad got him a $360,000 Maybach!
Justin Combs sparked controversy when he received a
full athletic scholarship to play football for the UCLA Bruins. Diddy had his own UCLA trouble when he got into a physical altercation with Justin's coach in June 2015. As a result of that incident, Justin was asked to leave the UCLA football team and has since moved on to other things -- like modeling. Justin, who was born in 1993, is seen here in October 2018.
Connor Cruise, who was born in 1995, briefly dabbled in acting, appearing in 2008's "Seven Pounds" and 2012's "Red Dawn." Now he works as a DJ. "I started DJing in my bedroom when I was about 13," he told
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