Of all the celebrities currently in the process of divorcing, Courteney Cox and David Arquette were the couple I was hoping would reconcile. They both speak so fondly of each other in interviews, they did joint Howard Stern interviews where they opened up about the problems in their marriage, and David got sober and seemed to be working hard to find himself. It really seemed like they were meant for each other and that they would eventually get back together. David has a girlfriend, though, ET’s Christina McLarty, and they’ve been together almost two years now so it’s probably getting serious. Well he’s free to propose now if that’s what he wanted. Damnit.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s marriage is officially over. Just shy of their 14th wedding anniversary, the couple’s divorce was finalized in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, May 28, TMZ reports.
Cox, 48, and Arquette, 41, announced their separation in October 2010 after 11 years of marriage. In June 2012, they filed divorce papers citing “irreconcilable differences” on the same day, which would have been their 13th wedding anniversary.
The former spouses are parents to daughter Coco, almost 9, and have maintained a friendly relationship since their split.
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January, the Cougar Town actress said of Arquette, “He’s my best friend in the world. I love [him].”
“I don’t recommend divorce in general,” she added, “but he is my best friend and we’ve both grown and changed, and I think we both appreciate each other more.”
Like I said this makes me sad, but I guess if people are going to get divorced this is the way to do it. We’ve never seen a celebrity divorce this open and this amicable, and I admire how Courteney and David did it. They’re doing the best thing for their daughter. It’s so rare to see a divorcing couple honor what they had together rather than focus on what they’ve lost, especially when the pain is fresh.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette are shown in 2009 and 2010. Christina McLarty and David are shown in February, 2013 and January, 2012. Credit: WENN.com