A friend of Cox's tells PEOPLE that the former Friends star is having a girl

By People Staff
May 20, 2004 02:00 PM

On the Friends finale she went home with twins – a boy and a girl – but in real life, Courteney Cox and hubby David Arquette will only have one, despite appearances. The new arrival is due in just a few weeks.

As for the baby’s sex, a friend of Cox’s tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story that the couple are expecting a girl – though the baby’s uncle-to-be, David’s brother Alexis Arquette, has yet another idea.

“There are rumors that there are two in there,” he jokes. “Courteney is huge.”

Seriously, though, “they’re going to be awesome parents,” says Alexis, who gave the couple “some little shoes” for their little one.

He also notes that the former Friends star, 39, and her fun-loving husband, 32, will make a well-balanced team. “I don’t know how much of a disciplinarian he is going to be, but she is definitely good at cracking the whip,” he says.

The expectant dad is eager to get down to the business of child’s play. “I’m gonna have a ton of fun being a dad,” says David. “I can’t wait to read stories and play games and the whole thing.”

Likewise the mom-to-be, who plans to juggle producing gigs and motherhood. “She’s really beautiful,” says her husband. “She’s got the glow. We’re so excited.”