May 06, 2004 01:00 AM

Hollywood moms-to-be Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow are both coping with their current states very nicely, thank you, PEOPLE reports in its new issue.

Cox, 39, couldn’t make it to the April 27 premiere of her husband David Arquette’s film, A Foreign Affair, the magazine reports. This left him to explain, “She’s very pregnant at the moment.”

As for how that’s going, Arquette, 32, delivered a few hints about how he’s preparing for the July birth.

“I’m downsizing in my storage, just to get rid of stuff I don’t need,” he said. ” Just making room for baby, really.”

Not that anybody will be squeezed for space. “We have a room picked out. It’s painted white – a very neutral color,” he added.

Changes also are afoot around Paltrow, who is due in June, PEOPLE reports.

Known for sticking to macrobiotic diet so strict that she hadn’t eaten white bread or dairy in three years, the 31-year-old expectant mother told pal Sadie Frost on Frost’s British talk show, What Sadie Did Next, that when she “got pregnant, it was like ‘pass the biscuits.'”

Indulging in grilled-cheese sandwiches, Chinese take-out and banana toffee pie now, Paltrow – who says she “might not work for ages” after she becomes a new mom – also takes yoga class almost daily with husband Chris Martin.

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