David Arquette defends his marriage in wake of Courteney’s alleged infidelity

1 June 2010 - Century City, California - David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette. 2010 Women In Film Crystal+Lucy Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

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.”

[From People]

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.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - 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)

1 June 2010 - Century City, CA - Courteney Cox and husband David Arquette. 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards: A New Era_Arrivals held at The Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel. Photo Credit: Kevan Brooks/AdMedia

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  1. Anastasia says:

    I’m not a big fan of David Arquette or anything, I mean he’s ok, but that bearded dude she’s supposedly with is a bit rough looking.

    Overall though, my reaction is meh.

  2. lmae says:

    She’s only got one facial expression left.

  3. Rachel says:

    Open marriage

  4. KIMBERLY says:


  5. meme says:

    what a beautiful wax figure courtney makes.

  6. Kaboom says:

    He looks like he’s auditioning for a Dennis Hopper biopic.

  7. RHONYC says:

    he was on howard, and i think it’s the real thing. and you know how howard gets all shrink-like/analytical in his interviews fishin for the juicy stuff.

    sounds like they are both in it for the long haul.

  8. lrm says:

    i think this was a blind item-where CC and the other guy were ‘rumored’ to be having an affair to increase publicity for their show-cougar town, b/c it’s tanking in the ratings.

    definitely plausible. and if so, DA would know about this PR stunt.
    who knows…well, they know for sure.(:
    I think CC is beautiful, even with the work she’s had done,though i wish she’d lay off it now.

  9. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ugh I hate when people say relationships take a lot of work. Why the hell are you in one if you have to work? Ugh. I don’t understand what kinda work has to be done in a relationship? I just picture my last job (jobs in general), which was at a call center, and it was WORK. Dull, unrelenting, tiresome work, but I got paid. So what exactly is the pay off of a relationship? Ooooo if my relationship has to be work I want it to be like fun work, like a singer or a dancer or something fun. Their relationship sounds like they work in a call center.

  10. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    He was speaking for himself, not his wife. Doesn’t mean she cheated, just means they don’t speak for each other.

  11. Sarah says:

    First let me say I am sooo excited for Scream 4 (even though Scream 3 was stupid, I still love the movie). Second, if she is cheating on him and he knows and is ok with it, then who are we to judge? Maybe, after 11 years she wanted something fresh and he said go for it, do what you gotta do, just come back to me when you’re done. It may seem wrong and strange to us, but there are couples out there that do things like that all the time.

  12. Annie says:

    She totally has “man hands”.

  13. S says:

    in the last 2 pictures…the one with Brian it looks like they both are putting out this “we have totally awesome sex” vibe, and with David, they look like they’re putting out the best friends kind of vibe. It wouldn’t surprise me if she felt the need to explore passion elsewhere and he loves her so much that he lets her. He thinks he loves her enough for the both of them.

  14. Cinderella says:

    I have a feeling it’s curtains after Scream 4.

  15. Julie says:

    I totally believe it was for publicity for her show….in fact was going to write that b4 I saw someone else reference it. His reaction confirms it for me….

  16. lucy2 says:

    Nah, I think everyone’s reading too much into it. I think the tabloids are just doing their usual nonsense, looking to make a story where there is none, or maybe the show is hoping to get a lot of free publicity.
    Either way, though I think they’re an odd match, they seem to work.

  17. padiddle says:

    Love Angelina – not to sound rude, but from your comment it seems to me you have never been in a serious relationship. Trust that a serious relationship (especially one with children) ALWAYS takes work – balancing work schedules, making time for each other, figuring out the whole money thing, being faithful (this is hard work for some people), still trying to maintain your own individuality. If it is worth it you work on it. A real relationship is not all smiles and rainbows, just like your relationship with other family members likely isn’t all fun and no hard stuff.

  18. padiddle says:

    Kaiser/CB – any reason I am on moderation? I don’t think I have ever said anything disrespectful and I always try to stay on topic?

  19. Christie says:

    I do think you might be over-analyzing. :)

  20. LolaBella says:


  21. lilred says:

    Sad to think that she isn’t able to have a male friend without speculation of an affair.

  22. I so thought, “MAN HANDS!” also. As far as the rumormill, it’s hard NOT to read more into that statement. K you are totally right. If I was out to dinner with a friend and she said that about her man I would be up all night talking it through over and over again to figure out what that means!

  23. Jeri says:

    Not sure of an affair – but I’m a fan of CC & David & CC’s show. Brian Van Holt is very funny in the show.

  24. Tia C says:

    Courtney Cox is WAAAAY too boring to be doing something interesting like having an affair.

  25. Fire says:

    Thanks, padiddle. I was going to say basically the same thing to Love Angelina. She must be young and inexperienced or dumps the guy/gal as soon as things get the slightest bit hard. It is work to balance everything, but well worth it with the right person.

  26. bellaluna says:

    @ lilred –

    NO ONE in Hollywood is allowed to have a friend of EITHER sex without speculation of an affair. Unfortunately, that’s how we live now.

    Any relationship that’s worth it is work, be it parents, siblings, or an adult relationship with a man or woman and/or children.

  27. Lisa S. says:

    She does not have “man hands” *rolling eyes* What a petty thing to say. I think the whole cheating story was made up for publicity for the show.

  28. Anastasia says:

    Of course a relationship takes work. You can’t just neglect it and expect it to last forever.

    That being said, it’s also fun and play, too. But yeah, just like you can’t let your garden get overrun with weeds, you have to pay attention to your relationship, and work on it when need be.

    I’ve been with my husband 20 years. It’s not work like DRUDGERY. But you can’t just neglect it.

  29. Ruffian9 says:

    open marriage…..

  30. Cletus says:

    does TOO have man-hands.

    David Arquette seems like he’d be a lot of fun. Courtney Cox seems like she’d roll her eyes at me a lot. And then I would beat her down, all the while yelling MAN HANDS! MAN HANDS!

  31. Lala11_7 says:

    I’m sorry…for me…when a relationship becomes “work”…IT’S OVER!!!

    The interactions between Lovers should be one where a “work aspect” even enters the picture…the moment it does…there goes the passion and aura that makes “lovers”…”lovers”…

    LIFE…has taught me that…life is work…love should be just that…love…

  32. Camille says:

    CC is such a pretty woman. I wonder how her career might have turned out had SHE been the one to marry Brad Pitt. They would have made a pretty couple. Hmmm.

  33. Vanessa says:

    Happy Birthday Courteney!

  34. snowball says:

    That ten year itch thing..

    I can’t believe anyone who’s saying relationships aren’t or can’t be work. They may not be all the time, but there are moments when you really don’t want to deal with your spouse or his/her crap and you have to work through it because you love him and want your family to be together. Relationships are about blending your lives together and anyone who says differently really hasn’t been in an adult relationship.

    I believe David adores Courteney, not sure what’s going on with her lately. She seems a little distant with him sometimes, maybe it’s just her. She seems a little Type A, not just because of “Monica.” They remind me of SJP and Matthew Broderick, doing a lot of things separately, but staying together for whatever reason.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if she was having an affair, she seems sort of cold. I could never see her marrying Brad Pitt, she’s totally not his type.

  35. Lady Jane says:

    she had really hairy manish arms.

  36. Slymm27 says:

    Yeah … Real adult relationships are a lot of work, and not back breaking work, just work to keep the weeds out of the garden as some1 said. but so worth the while with the right person.

  37. Camille says:

    I don’t think BP has any kind of specific ‘type’ going by his *past* partners.

  38. Dannnii says:

    I used to have that attitude that when it started to become “work”, well, I would say so long!!
    Now I am in a 8 year relationship with a beautiful soul who has Asperger’s and yes, it is A LOT of work every day. Every one of us comes with some sort of “baggage”, so of course it is work and it’s usually worth it.