There have been rumors about Courteney Cox and her Cougar Town costar Brian Van Holt for months, although they reached a particularly well-saturated breaking point back in May, when Star Magazine claimed that Courteney and Brian were having private dinners all the time, that Courteney never wears her wedding ring, and that she and Brian are always flirting with each other, constantly. Courteney didn’t deny it (although Gossip Cop did some damage control), and neither did Brian. Now poor David Arquette has given an interview to People, talking about how strong his marriage is. I would believe him but… I’m too busy overanalyzing some of his statements. It really seems to me like he might be saying that Courteney is cheating but it’s okay with him… it’s strange:
David Arquette has to laugh at how rumors about supposed trouble in his marriage to Courteney Cox Arquette can spread – even to their group of friends.
“You know, it’s weird, because it turns up in the tabloids, and your friends start calling you like there’s a problem,” the actor, 38, told PEOPLE at an Operation Mend event at UCLA Monday, supporting the program that provides plastic surgery to severely injured Afghanistan and Iraq soldiers and veterans. “Like, they say, ‘If you need to talk,’ you know. Hey, we don’t need to talk. There’s nothing [wrong]. We have a really great, beautiful relationship.”
Not that it’s always totally smooth sailing. “Whenever things come up, we deal with them. We communicate,” he says. “I would never do anything to jeopardize our relationship, you know what I mean. I’m committed, and we’re honest with each other … Relationships take a lot of work.”
Whatever they’re doing seems to be working. “We respect each other, care for each other and love each other,” Arquette says. “And I feel blessed that she’s my wife and that we have an amazing family.”
Arquette and his actress wife, 46, celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on Saturday – a day before their daughter Coco’s sixth birthday. How did they celebrate? “In the daytime we went to Disneyland, and in the evening we had a beautiful dinner,” Arquette says. “We ate exactly what we ate when we got married – steak and lobster.”
The couple are now looking forward to working together again, leaving next week for Ann Arbor, Mich., to shoot the latest Scream movie – a film series that has provided a backdrop to various milestones in their relationship.
“It’s nostalgic,” Arquette says. “We met on Scream 1, and on Scream 2 we were kind of on and off dating. And by Scream 3 we were married. And now on Scream 4 we have a child. It’s sort of an amazing marker throughout our lives.”
That one sentence is weird, right? “I would never do anything to jeopardize our relationship, you know what I mean. I’m committed, and we’re honest with each other … Relationships take a lot of work.” But is SHE committed? As far as I know, there hasn’t been any big rumor about David screwing around on Courteney, so why is coming out and taking pains to say he’s “committed”? I know I’m reading too much into it. I feel like Eyes for Lies, only instead of body language, I’m reading what is unspoken. Anyway, whatever. I guess David is saying that if she’s cheating, it’s none of our business and they’ll work it out. Maybe. Or maybe David is about to get dumped for fresh meat to keep Courteney looking even… younger.