updated 10/31/2010 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/01/2010 AT 7:30 AM ET
“I don’t know what will happen, but this is not like we’re getting divorced,” Cox says in a new interview with Australia’s TV Week. “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.”
Still, Cox acknowledges that she and her husband of 11 years are no longer on the same page. “Sometimes you just realize ‘Wow, we actually have grown apart,” she says.