After 11 years of marriage, actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced Monday they have separated and did so a few months ago. Way to fool the media! Married in 1999 with one child, Coco born in 2004, the couple met in 1995 while on the set of Scream.
While finalizing the divorce, Courteney Cox and David Arquette had an open marriage and Courteney took full advantage of this by dating Brian Van Holt, her Cougar Town co-star. Some say she purposely paraded him around David in an effort to hurt him.
In the August 2010 issue of In Style, Courteney Cox, 46, put on a happy face:
We’re not lazy about our marriage…we have the same arguments we’ve had for years. It’s easy for people to just coexist, especially when you have such different interests and work lives. You have to make an effort to stay connected, and that’s something we work at.
Guess that was a lie.
In the pair’s Monday statement, they said:
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.
Hmm. I knew it was too good to be true. 11 years in Hollywood is a lifetime.