Is Courteney Cox having an affair with her ‘Cougar Town’ costar?

InStyle and Warner Bros. 67th Annual Golden Globes Post-Party

I remember this gossip from when it all began a few months ago. Someone got photos of Courteney Cox and her Cougar Town costar Brian Van Holt walking somewhere close to a motel or something. That’s pretty much the basis for Star Magazine’s Oh, they’re totally f-cking” story. Brian and Courteney hang out together a lot even though Cougar Town has finished filming their season. Oh, and they had dinner together too. Alone. Okay… maybe they are f-cking.

Cougar Town costars Courteney Cox and Brian Van Holt have been spotted out together four times in less than four weeks since their sitcom wrapped in early April. And Courteney’s husband, David Arquette, was nowhere in sight!

Star has obtained an exlcusive photo of Courteney and Brian enjoying dinner at Malibu’s Coral Beach Cantina on May 7 without her husband of 10 years and their 5-year-old daughter, Coco.

“They were drinking beer and having chips and salsa in the back of the outdoor patio,” says an eyewitness at Coral Beach Cantina. “They looked like they were holding hands at the side of their table!”

Things got even more intimate when the two parted ways after dinner and Brian gave Courteney what appeared to be a kiss goodbye, says the eyewitness.

Pick up this week’s issue of Star to see our exclusive photo of Courteney and Brian dining out along with a timeline of their other rendezvous.

[From Star Magazine]

Would Courteney cheat on David Arquette? If you were married to him, would you? Although David seems like a total space cadet, he also seems like a sweetheart, and he and Courteney have weathered a lot together. But, of course, I never know what’s going on with her. She seems like a strange duck, and even though I might not understand her motives, I’ll admit it could be possible that she’s screwing around.

Courtney Cox and co-star Brian Van Holt stroll on the beach while filming an upcoming episode for Cougar Town with the rest of the cast in LA

Courtney Cox and co-star Brian Van Holt stroll on the beach while filming an upcoming episode for Cougar Town with the rest of the cast in LA

Disney and ABC Television Group Summer Press Junket 2010

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  1. Mrs. Rut says:

    Unless that top pic is from the show (which so far, they haven’t shown an episode that it could be from), where is her wedding ring?

  2. Samantha says:

    Nice catch Mrs. Rut, the pic says this: JANUARY 17: Actress Courteney Cox and actor Brian Van Holt attend the InStyle and Warner Bros. 67th Annual Golden Globes post-party held at the Oasis Courtyard at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for InStyle)

    If this is true, that is just sad..and I could see then why she and Jennifer A haven’t been too close lately. Having her ex cheat on her with a costar and then to watch her bf cheating on her husband with a costar. Hope its not true…

  3. a says:

    this matches a blind item about a week or so ago…

  4. lucy2 says:

    That top pic is from some awards show back in January or so (I remember the dress) and David was with her there. Maybe she just doesn’t wear her ring? I don’t know.

    Unless there’s proof of something more than 2 coworkers walking or having lunch together, I don’t buy it.

  5. Chico says:

    I hope it’s not true. But, they did admit there were problems in their marriage and went to counseling like A LOT. And, Courtney has a history, I believe. Rumors were that she got together with her ex–Michael Keaton–while he was still married. That’s the celeb world for you.

  6. guesty says:

    who knows how true this is…howev…if it was her ‘neighbor’ from the show…he’s hot. but the ‘husband’ from the show…not so hot imo.

  7. bite me says:

    actually court was living with micheal keaton while he was still married

  8. lin234 says:

    guesty- I was thinking the same thing! lol
    The neighbor is hot. I’m surprised she’s linked to this guy.

  9. Sumodo1 says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she cheated on David Arquette. What I would be surprised to find is Patricia Arquette cheating on Thomas Jane. Now, HE gets my blood pumping.

  10. Jeri says:

    I too hope it is not true. Coco needs her Mom & Dad. His character on the the show is such a lovable jerk it makes you curious to know what his real personality is.

    I just can’t get into the neighbor on that show, I watched him on that show that was supposed to be in the seventies about wife swapping, et al and didn’t think he was hot then either.

  11. Rachel says:

    Eh, I’ve always thought they had an open marriage, at least on her part. I think a lot of Hollywood marriages are open. It’s only an issue when it becomes public. Normal values are not Hollywood values.

  12. denise says:

    Well if she is having an affair, hopefully he can get that stick out of her ass.

  13. voiceover says:

    Oh I really hope not. I really thought it was admirable that her and David are so open about the fact that they work through their shit. All marriages are really hard, and I hope theirs lasts. If they ARE having an affair, I think they’re both pretty stupid to go out in public and allow it to be photographed so easily. That’s why I have some doubts. It’s probably something casual having to do with the show. Perhaps they’re collaborating on that or another project? Or perhaps that’s my wishful thinking…

  14. Hautie says:

    I am 40… so no one throw any rocks.

    I tend to think that Courteney is not happy about being in her mid 40’s. She has always came off as being very vain about her looks.

    And granted she was a beautiful 20 year old.

    But everyone gets older and there are new beautiful 20 year olds. And Courteney is not ready to be past her prime. Or do it gracefully. (In LA any female over 29 is past her prime.)

    She is going to go down kicking and screaming. hahaha!

  15. Kittypants says:

    @Sumodo1 – It’s highly unlikely in Patricia’s case…but, if she does decide that Thomas is getting rather tiresome she’s welcome to throw him in my general direction. I won’t complain.

  16. Mrs. Rut says:

    Yeah, I doubt there’s anything to the “missing ring” thing, it just struck me as kind of odd. Most women are going to wear a wedding ring. She’s got that other ring on…I don’t get that. I can’t see her as one to cheat, but if we’ve learned nothing from celebrities, it should be that you never know…

  17. RobN says:

    I’m not buying it. Even if you had an open marriage, that doesn’t mean you aren’t discreet. CC isn’t going to take a chance of ruining a halfway successful new show by turning it into a tabloid target. If CC is fooling around with somebody, she’s smart enough not to be photographed holding hands with him at dinner in a public restaurant.

  18. tar says:

    Or this is a way to create buzz for the show. Garner more viewers who will turn in to see the players in the latest scandal! Are they or aren’t they?

  19. Cinderella says:

    Yep, I think they’re doing the dirty.

  20. Lee says:

    @Hautie – ITA. CC has definitely been giving off the crisis vibe about her age and looks. So I don’t doubt this story is probably true. The whole “validate me” thing probably applies.

  21. Crash2GO2 says:

    Their body language and facial expressions look suspicious to me in those bottom two photos. They know they are being photographed and are smirking (although trying not to) while looking slightly uncomfortable.

  22. Anon says:

    “I’m not buying it. Even if you had an open marriage, that doesn’t mean you aren’t discreet. CC isn’t going to take a chance of ruining a halfway successful new show by turning it into a tabloid target. If CC is fooling around with somebody, she’s smart enough not to be photographed holding hands with him at dinner in a public restaurant.”

    I totally agree with this RobN. This is Star we’re talking about here, and it seems to me they are just grasping at straws to create a story out of nothing. CC is no fool – she certainly wouldn’t be flaunting an affair publicly, not that I believe there is any affair to flaunt.

    As for the lack of a wedding ring in that pic – that’s from the night of the Golden Globes, where she was very much with David – tons of pics of them looking very in love. Maybe she decided against the wedding band in favor of bigger baubles for the dressy occasion – stars often do this. I’m not reading anything into the lack of ring in any event – do we even know if they are a couple that always wears theirs?

    And as for the comments about her being body and age conscious and in or headed for a crisis – I’m not buying that either. At least not more so than any other over 40 actress in Hollywood. Did anyone making those comments see the first episode of her show – her character examines her body pointing out all her flaws in quite unflattering lighting. CC was obviously game enough to show herself in that way. Don’t get me wrong – I think she could stand to lay off the botox, but I hardly see her as having some sort of crisis over her aging self and her looks – particularly one that would cause her to cheat.

  23. truthSF says:

    But, but, but…I thought her and Jennifer Aniston were the Secret Lovers, no?!

  24. Maritza says:

    I hope its not true, David Arquette is much more handsome than this guy plus he is so sweet and funny.

  25. Emily says:

    I buy her having an affair more than I buy her drinking beer and eating chips!

  26. Jennifer says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t remember any pictures of Courtney Cox, even with her husband, where she is wearing a wedding ring.

    Honestly, I don’t believe anything is going on. She is always so happy about her husband, her child, her marriage, and he is always happy about her.

  27. BabyCakes says:

    Wow! He has a giant head!

  28. Orbit says:

    I loved the pix of Arquette being laid out by security at the Lakers’ game on Monday, dazed and with nachos or something tossed all over him. I don’t think Cox was with him at the game.

  29. lway says:


    I really hope this is not true.

  30. missy says:

    it’s so obvious all sites posting this shit and people who believe it aren’t even slightly familiar with Courteney & David. What they say in interviews and such. Courteney has told herself in a talkshow that she and david work together, and are together at home all the time as well, so sometimes they think it’s healthy to have a break from eachother and go out seperately with friends/family. Does this mean she is cheating? Come on, she knows there is a damn pap on every corner, how stupid are you to think she would take that risk of being caught? plus, talking about the paparazzi, they are there whenever she goes to a restaurant, themepark with her family or whatever, and now they don’t have one pic? Of Courteney and this guy going out? Please they say she has gone out with him 4 times in the last few weeks, and still they haven’t made one goddamn picture? it’s obvious this is horse shit, made up because she and David are doing Scream 4 in the summer, so they think this crap sells.

  31. Slymm27 says:

    I believe she is cheating on David, i don’t know why tough!

  32. queenkimba says:

    saw David Arquette this weekend, he actually laughed when i told him about it, he doesn’t even believe it, so who cares if dumb shits like you ^and others who don’t know them at all do?!

  33. Katt says:


  34. Spice says:

    Um, has anyone placed the cursor over the icon, “gallery,” at the bottom left of each photo? Just asking!

  35. daisym says:

    david arquette is a real hunk & catch – he has publicly said he hasnt slept with another woman during 11 years of his marriage/relationship with Cox. Cox cheated on him with a non event co-star. big mistake Courtney – it doesnt look like David A likes being lied to. Courtney now you are the one that looks stupid _ your co star is a poor substitute.

  36. eugene says:

    You should just move on David. Who wants to be with a woman that has been sleeping with a man that will probably move on after he has used her up. He doesn’t have a child to raise,and take care of. She is getting some now,when he is done with her he will move on. He did her, a married woman,he isn’t much either. Then she will be in the same boat as her friend Jen,going from bed to bed. Then she will realize what she had was the best. You work it out you don’t go to another bed! So much for the wedding vows,”better or worse”,shame on you Courtney and thought were such a sweet loving wife.