The gossip world was buzzing this weekend with reports that Cougar Town actress and former Friend, Courteney Cox and her husband, actor David Arquette have chosen to separate. On Monday the two formally announced a "trial separation" that they announced has been in place for months. The following is the official statement from the couple:
"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."
Awww…the early stage of separation, before the claws come out and the fighting begins. This amicable tone may have already disappeared, however, in light of a candid interview given by Arquette this morning. Arquette chose to discuss his martial issues with non other than shock-jock Howard Stern. Let the kindness and understanding begin!
Arquette shared the details of the couple’s marriage with Stern and his listeners including that the couple had stopped having sex months ago. He admitted to sleeping with actress/waitress Jasmine Waltz after the couple agreed to see other people during the separation. Arquette went on to reveal that Cox told him that she was no longer interested in being his mother. And women around the world followed that statement up with a resounding, “Amen!”.
When discussing the couple’s six-year-old daughter Coco, Arquette said that they assured her that they were not necessarily going to get a divorce, that they are simply, “taking some time apart to get to know ourselves better and get to know what we want out of our mate better.” Something tells me Courteney Cox may want a mate that conducts himself with a little more discretion. We will have to wait and see how this latest celebrity split goes.
Click here for a snippet of Arquette’s interview with Stern.