It’s so hard to find true love — why would Courteney just her marriage slip away after 11 years instead of working at it?
I — and the rest of the world — was shocked when Hollywood’s seemingly most solid couple, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, announced their ‘trial’ separation on Monday. But I was rendered speechless after David, 39, called into Howard Stern‘s Sirius radio show yesterday to reveal that it was actually his WIFE who wanted the split.
If David had cheated or emotionally or physically abused the Cougar Town star, I would have understood. But after hearing his candid interview, it seems his worst trait was too much joie de vivre. “After our 11th anniversary, she gave me a motorcycle and said, ‘I don’t wanna be your mother anymore.’ I was like, ‘Alright, I get it.’”
Sure, no one wants to play mom to her husband — especially at the age of 46 — but it isn’t like David isn’t working at becoming at better person, even revealing that he’s been “going to therapy..to grow up.” But is that a good reason to throw 11 years of marriage away? NO!
David clearly loves Courteney, and believes they belong together, despite their non-existent sex life. “I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me,” he revealed to Howard. “She’s the greatest woman in the world.”
Speaking as a single girl, I may not have experienced the hardships of marriage, but what I DO know is this: everything worth having in life takes work. If something is broken, you fix it. If a marriage hits a rocky patch, you work things out, you talk, you seek couples counseling. True love is rare, and finding someone — especially in Hollywood — that doesn’t cheat (David slept with bartender Jasmine Waltz AFTER the couple separated in June) is a miracle.
I can only hope that one day Courteney remembers that.