Courteney Cox and David Arquette separate

Scream‘s Courteney Cox and David Arquette have announced they have separated after 11 years of marriage. The pair released a joint statement today saying, “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.” The couple has one daughter Coco, 6.


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  • Sara

    “We may be seen in public making out with other people. We’re both okay with that.”

    • gah

      yup. thats basically what that says in a really really perfect way. what a well written statement. and i believe it.

      • AcaseofGeo

        Yet another heterosexual couple with all the benefits they get making a mockery of marriage while same sex couples are not able to get legally married. PLUS they’ve got a child involved. Disgusting.

      • wakeforce

        It’s not their fault gays can’t marry! Why do you think they are making a mockery of marriage? I guess you think couples should stay in a bad marriage.

      • AcaseofGeo

        No where do they suggest its a “bad marriage”. In fact the whole announcement reeks of selfishness and immaturity. They have A CHILD. Unless one is abusive there is NO inkling that this is a bad marriage. Its just another hetero couple wrecking their kids lives and moving on to the next bed and benefits just because they can.

      • matt

        @AcaseofGeo You don’t know the details of their marriage or why they are really separating. If gay people could get married everywhere I’m sure there would be just as many gay divorces. I don’t know why the hell you’re bringing up gay marriage anyway (and yes, i’m gay).

      • BW

        Why is a divorce being made into a gay issue? Just because a couple gets a divorce doesn’t mean its making a mockery of marriage. I actually have no problem with gay marriage, but don’t use the fact that an 11 year marriage ended as a reason to decry heterosexuals being married.

      • Arek

        @AcaseofGeo: You givs us gays a bad name. Show some respect to these two respectful people who probably gave marriage their best shot and hardly seem to be taking it for granted.

      • Erica F.

        @AcaseofGeo – Actually, I have known just as many gay couples (who were married in Canada and lived their lives like any hetero couple) that have divorced as I have known hetero couples that are divorcing. Gay, straight, whatever it doesn’t matter.. anyone can and will get a divorce if thats what they want to do!

      • Please

        @AcaseofGeo, You are kidding right? What about Rosie O’Donnell and her “wife or husband” Kelly? Didn’t they “marry” and have 4 children? Shut up, this has nothing to do with gay marriage! These 2 should just divorce and move on. Courtney was too old for David in the first place. I say the same thing about Demi and Ashton!Don’t worry folks, I fell the same way about Kelsey Grammer and his 2 yr old wives!

    • MultiPass

      Umm, yeah, we’re going fcuk other people. Or… well, we already have been and are cool with it because we don’t want to deal with the crap the other celebrities had in their Big Ds. …translation. Courtney has all the money and Davey just wants to play or got caught and they have an easy way out. “we care”

    • Queen Bee

      Best. Comment. Ever.

  • Tracey

    I usually don’t care about celebrity couples but that didn’t stop me from saying “awww.”

    • LOL

      Is it too soon to call her?

      • RRH97006

        Yes, too soon. But, it’s not too early to get Arquette some new suits. Those clown outfits need to go!

      • MCS

        He could at least get a fitted suit

      • Seddie Forever!!!!!!!!!

        With all that makeup on, I would say that she looks like the clown, she is a far cry from the good looking girl on Family Ties, even then she was far inferior to Ellen

      • Jane

        @Seddie Forever: Oh, back off you shallow little git.

  • Icon

    Huh, they can be proud, 11 is a pretty good number for hollywood.

    • Lia

      It’s good outside of Hollywood too

      • aleksa

        True.

  • Sheli

    I’m actually surprised. Too bad. I hope they can keep it as friendly as they say for the sake of their daughter.

    • UGH

      Botox is the real villain in this story,

    • AshDurdin

      as well as for the sake of Scream 4.

      • Jyotsna

        There are LGBT people who opsope gay marriage. If Stonewall set out to promote the the opinions of all LGBT people they’d soon find they had set themselves an impossible task. There are many different strands to LGBT equality and each individual LGBT person puts a different priority on each of them. If stonewall are content to pick up _any_ of these strands and further them then I value their work. Energy can be directed at attacking the establishments and individuals making concerted efforts to ensure no strands are picked up at all. To see this energy direced at attacking an organsiation helping further equalty strands, and not at those directly opposing them, makes me rather sad.

  • Alex

    Wow, I too am not into celebrity couples and such, but I gasped at this headline. Weren’t they just working on Scream 4 together?

    • gah

      thats exactly what i said! also she was on kimmel and they showed pics of him and her jamming out together. i guess they are really friends.

      • Dragster

        , would this stop me from sinportupg Gay Marriage? No way, I’ve always thought it was the right thing. Domino theories are usually wrong at the extreme but correct for some extensions. The answer, of course, is to act like an adult and draw a line for practices that harm society or the less powerful.

    • Vixela

      I thought they were going to be the exception! I guess I was wrong. I gasped when I saw the headline.

  • Caiti

    SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD

  • Andrew

    I really thought this marriage would work.

    • Paula

      ditto

      • Daniel

        That Christopher Reeve one ouch! I’m too young to get a lot of these other ones tughoh.Reply by on August 13th, 2009 at Thursday, August 13, 2009 @ 9:48 am@Elizabeth Kaylene, I wasn’t alive when Mama Cass died, when the Big Bopper died, or when Hiroshima was bombed either!

    • Liz

      Word.

    • Delon

      Me, too.

  • Player87

    It’s tough. Her face is really really stretched now – she is not the same woman he married (physically). It’s gross what she’s done. I can’t bear to watch Cougar Town.

    • Matt

      You’re surely being sarcastic.

      • Alex

        Well, come on. I love Cougar Town but I have to admit how plastic she looks. Compared to the Friends days, its very clear she’s had work done.

      • Stacie

        I still love Cougar Town, but the lisp she’s developed from all the alterations is ghastly.

      • mel

        I think you guys have Cox confused with the other chick on that show.

      • Woot

        There is an episode where both Cox and “the other chick” go to the dermatologist to get botox. They are not really hiding that they get work done. Plus when Christa Miller was on Scrubs half the jokes made about her involved plastic surgery. Just saying, they aren’t denying it and they don’t really care what you think.

    • Zach

      She’s still better looking than he is.

    • G.

      I agree, I’ve never watched her new show either, her face just scares me. She was so pretty, and would have aged so well, and now we will never see what she would have looked like as an older woman. Janice Dickenson, you have a twin!

      • Ali

        nodootsmesticated September 26, 2011 How funny! Yes, the girl I do the study with goes to your old church, and she met the author there. It’s a really good book, too! I love her writing style!

  • JPX

    David Arquette was on the Howard Stern Show recently and it was clear that something was up in his marriage.

    • moviemenace

      You thought so? I heard David Arquette on Superfan Celeb Roundtable on Friday and he seemed perfectly happy to me but any Stern fan would be happy talking about the show.

  • Erik

    Weird, since they’ve always joked that working on the Scream movies chronicled their relationship. They met on the first one, dated in the second, were married by the third, and now I guess they split up around the fourth one. Sad to hear, I really liked them together.

  • Tia

    So sad, thought they would make it

  • kojo

    WHAAAAT????
    give a girl a hit tv show and her marriage crumbles.smdh

    • SueN

      It’s called the wife being more successful than the husband. His ego couldn’t take it.

      • Vince from NYC

        But Arquette was in that wrestling movie and won the WCW title for real.. Comon Wrestling title vs. Friends. It’s not like Freinds was one of the most iconic show of it’s time or anything.

    • DaniVT

      She has been more successful from the start. I think if that was the issue, they wouldn’t have lasted through the Friends years…

    • Random viewer

      Possibly not relevant, but “Cougar Town” is one of those sitcoms I can’t watch for more than 90 seconds or so, because it’s so damned stupid. Ditto, “Two and a Half Men.”

  • SXiPPY

    Damn, this really saddens me because from the start of teir coupling while making “Scream”, I always loved them together. However, what transpires behind closed doors is entirely between them and I really wish them the best and hope they find happiness either reuniting or going their seperate ways. All I can say is the “Scream 4″ premiere is going to be a little awkward with reporters.

  • Annie

    I agree with others about caring less about Hollywood marriages, but I feel bad about this one. I remember when they were on 20/20 with Barbara Walters and were discussing infertility and Courtney’s miscarriages. They seemed like such a strong unit.

  • Zach

    Stars, they’re just like us! Except not. More stars get divorces than ordinary people.

    • Honestly?

      Not true, ignorant fool. Their marriages are highly publicized. Which makes it seem stars get more divroces.

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