This news really came out of nowhere for us. David Arquette and Courteney Cox have separated after eleven seemingly happy years of being married. They looked pretty solid to us, but it goes to show that you never really know what’s really going on in people’s lives.
They’ve released a civilized, explanatory statement of the news that reads, “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 friendsÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 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 loveÃ‚Â at this time as well. — David Arquette and Courteney Cox”
There’s obviously dirt that’s determined to come out, considering people are hell bent on finding out exactly what went wrong. One of these rumors is that David and Courteney were in an open marriage.Ã‚Â More specifically, that Courteney and Brian Van Holt, her co-star from Cougar Town, were getting hot and heavy. Especially one night when her limo driver was sent off home, while Courteney and Brian strolled off to the actress’ home (without David, natch). An on-set source says, “Brian dismissed the driver, telling him that she (Courteney) would be staying there, and that he didn’t need to come back.”
Meanwhile, David apparently has been off on wild benders in Hollywood. A source reveals, “Courteney and Brian were all over each at a wrap party in April and the talk on the set was that it was fine because she and David had an open marriage.” The speculation is that this is one of the factors in their marriage dissolving. David isn’t far behind in the mill either, with rumors of him hooking up with Jasmine Waltz. If that’s true then her 15 minutes of fame just won’t quit, as she’s also been linked with Ryan Seacrest,Ã‚Â Chris Pine (sigh) andÃ‚Â Jesse McCartney. We saved the best for last: Jasmine apparently clocked Lindsay Lohan at club Voyeur, where she worked as a waitress.
Whataver’s going on with those two – or three, or four – we can’t help but get a sense of deja vu. Courteney’s marital breakdown is eerily similar to her best pal, Jennifer Aniston‘s. Her split with Brad Pitt was a shocker too…and then all the Angelina Jolie rumors? All of it turned out to be true in that particular scenario, but let’s see what unveils with this saga.