So sad! Courteney Cox and David Arquette are splitting after 11 years of marriage!
We’re beginning to think no relationships in Hollywood last! Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split up after an 11 year marriage. What a bummer!
The couple released a joint statement Oct. 11:
“We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well.”
Not only that, but TMZ is reporting they split MONTHS ago but are “still friends” and “maintain a business relationship with each other.”
David, 39, and Courteney, 46, married in June 1999 and had their first and only child, Coco, almost exactly five years later. Their relationship hasn’t always been a walk in the park. Earlier this year, there were reports of David cheating AND Courteney dating her Cougar Town co-star, Brad Van Holt. In fact, the Cougar Town actress has spoken openly about attending couples’ therapy for years.
“We’ve done couples therapy in the past. We’re not lazy about our marriage,” she said in the August issue of InStyle magazine. “We have the same arguments we’ve had for years.”
Coincidentally, TMZ reports two of the couple’s closest friends, Ben Harper and Laura Dern, filed for divorce last week, citing irreconcilable differences.
Perhaps Courteney and David were inspired by their BFFs and decided to call if off for good. Nevertheless, we’re sad to see them break up!