David Arquette is having a midlife crisis while Courteney ignores him

Actor David Arquette cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles, California, June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)

Last month, Star Magazine started the ball rolling by claiming that Courteney Cox was maybe, probably, kind-of, sort-of nailing her Cougar Town costar, Brian Van Holt. According to their sources, Brian and Courteney are super tight, and they often go out to dinner and drink lots of wine with each other. And then he walks her to her car, and brushes the hair out of her eyes, leaning in and whispers, “I don’t think you should drive.” And Courteney looks deep into his eyes and whispers, “Let’s get a room.” Seriously, I’m sure it played out like that.

Then, a few weeks ago, David Arquette took it upon himself to defend his marriage. It was strange, because unlike tabloid reports of infidelity for other celebrities, Courteney’s alleged affair didn’t really go mainstream. Just as well, because David’s defense of his marriage was kind of half-assed, and he made it sound like they have an open marriage, but only on Courteney’s side. Now the new issue of the Enquirer has an interesting piece about David’s somewhat bizarre, flirtatious, creepy, lonely dude antics at recent events:

In a truly bizarre career move, David Arquette has taken up deejaying on the Hollywood nightclub scene – and amazed pals say it’s part of a midlife crisis. David is also flirting like an out-of-control frat boy with women at the clubs, insiders reveal. Meanwhile, his wife Courteney is nowhere in sight.

Although David often plays the happy family man role to Courteney, he is starved for attention – and is making a spectacle of himself in public, say pals.

“David definitely seems like he’s going through a mid-life crisis and is on the prowl for attention from anyone who will give it to him,” said a friend. “He’s started deejaying at different Hollywood clubs such as Teddy’s and MyHouse as a second career, and he also plays trumpet alongside a professional record spinner. He calls his onstage performance ‘Good Times’ but he’s an absolutely terrible trumpet player, and it’s more annoying than anything else. To mix it up one night, he even brought some circus performers to a club, and that was a flop with the audience.”

“On top of the weird deejay antics, he acts like he’s 20 again – chatting up any girl who will give him the time of day.”

“David and Courtney have had a marriage full of bumps and obstacles – even seeking out marriage counseling from time to time. But David has never acted up this much.”

David has even been driving around LA during the day looking for women to talk to, says a female who recently encountered him. She said: “I was standing with some friends on a corner in West Hollywood and David pulled up about 20 feet before the stop sign and shouted, ‘Hey ladies’ like he was coming on to us. He may be happily married, but he comes across as this lonely, weird guy.”

David’s publicist denies he’s going through a midlife crisis.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

They stop short of accusing David of cheating on Courteney, but honestly, I’m not sure I would blame the guy – just because I’m thinking that Courtney is not only having an affair with Brian Van Holt, she’s probably also checked out of her marriage, emotionally and physically. Of course that’s just my theory. David has always seemed like “the sad clown” to me, much like Jim Carrey. And much like Carrey, I’ve always suspected that Arquette had something wrong with him chemically or psychologically. Jim always seems more tortured, while David comes across as rather immature and hyperactive, which he plays up out of insecurity or a need to be loved. Just the idea of David needing random women to just validate his existence with any kind of attention is rather heartbreaking, right?

41500, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday June 11, 2010. David Arquette, wearing Lakers style Nike sneakers, gives the thumbs up before making an appearance on a late night talk show. Arquette will be reprising his role as Dewey Riley in the upcoming Scream 4 film. Photograph:  Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

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

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)

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  1. bite me says:

    hmmm, i hope they can work things out, i would hate for another hollyweird family to break up

  2. Dorothy says:

    It is heartbreaking! It seems like Courtney has one of the only faithful guys in hollywood and she is messing it up. bitch….

  3. GatsbyGal says:

    Yeah, look at how her expression changes in the two last photos there. With David, her eyes are dead, her expression far away, and she looks like she doesn’t want to be there. In the photo with her co-star, her eyes are all lusty and she’s hanging on him and touching her face to his. They’re totally banging.

    Poor David Arquette. ):

  4. bizzy says:

    kaiser, i just want to say, i love when you abandon all self-control and just paste great chunks of fanfic into the items.

  5. ams1 says:

    @bizzy….me tooo!!!! kaiser makes me laugh so hard i cry….

  6. jen says:

    I agree with GatsbyGal-those pictures are very telling.

  7. a says:

    i agree with the sad clown angle!

    ms. cox is an older lady so she could be more sympathetic.

  8. Leticia says:

    David seems sweet but annoying. But she knew this ahead of time and married him anyway, so she only has herself to blame.

  9. GatsbyGal says:

    Also OMG – she’s got her wedding ring on in the photo with David. But it’s gone in the other photo.

    Dun dun DUUUUUUN.

  10. bite me says:

    i think they might have an open marriage, but only courtney gets to cheat

  11. Amy says:

    I don’t think she’s sleeping about on him, she’s always been very close to her co-stars hasn’t she? just look at her and JA but I do feel for David because she does always seem to give anyone but him all her attention.

  12. Kelaa Khaa says:

    Bizzy and Gatsbygal, you said what I was thinking only better!

  13. mommy says:

    I think she’s tired of being the only adult in the marriage. That guy drives me nuts.

  14. Anon says:

    Regardless of what may or may not be going on in their marriage, that last photo is misleading as evidence of problems: it’s from the Golden Globes after parties and Courteney was there with David, where they were snapped all over the red carpet and going into the parties looking very much a couple (they also did interviews together and he sweetly held an umbrella over her during the rain). So I wouldn’t read too much into the fact that she took a pic with her co-star at the event (after all it helps promote the show) or that she isn’t wearing a wedding ring in the pics – maybe she simply chose to wear different bling for the big event.

  15. Feebee says:

    Gatsbygal, great catch on the ring! That’s never a good sign. I see the expressions a little different. With David they’re at some red carpet thing. She got be bored out of her brain and not want to be there, not necessarily with David. In the photo with Brian she looks like she has a nice buzz on. Not saying you’re wrong though.

  16. Hautie says:

    Dang look how smooth Courteney’s face is in everyone of these pictures. And she is older than both of them.

    Where as the men have a little age on them, there sits Courteney… botoxed to death.

    And sadly I don’t see the marriage lasting if this new show of Courteney’s stays popular.

  17. SolitaryAngel says:

    GatsbyGal and Bizzy—Thanks for saying what I was thinking!

  18. denise says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but Courtney seems rather dry and stale to me. Sure David seems childish, but hey she married him. She knew exactly what she was getting.

  19. Lem says:

    he has always been such a nut.
    who could tell a midlife crisis?

    if his clothes start matching AND he starts to channel say, Tim Gunn’s reserve, then I’d be concerned

  20. lucy2 says:

    Anon, I agree with your post. I’m not reading too much into it, right now it sounds like a mix of tabloid fantasy and TV show publicity.
    Courteney and David are such a mismatched pair, but they have made it work for a long time now, and seem good together. Plus they have a daughter, and I just don’t see Courteney as the type to wreck her family for a fling. At least I hope not.

  21. Iggles says:

    I know sometimes a picture is just a picture. With camera angles and different moods you can’t always read into it. BUT those last two pictures were damning.

    With her husband, Courtney looks cold, and while her body is physically close to him, her head is leaning away. She is also looking away from him with a strained smile.

    In the photo with her co-star, she’s draped around him fully posing for the picture. Her smile seems more genuine and her head is leaning against his! (He is also leaning toward her with a genuine smile.)

    Wow. I suck at reading body language generally, but this jumped out at me! Something has gone awry in their marriage..

  22. original kate says:

    i agree – her body language is pretty telling.

  23. Anon says:

    “I know sometimes a picture is just a picture. With camera angles and different moods you can’t always read into it.”

    Iggles I can understand your analysis of the photos, but this point of yours above is what really needs to be considered when deciding to read marriage troubles into pictures. There are plenty of other photos from both these events, as well as many other events that Cox and Arquette have attended together in the last several months and that show them in much more flattering body language light (see gettyimages).

    Honestly I think she has over botoxed and that has affected her ability to smile, and in general I think she is less of a hugger/touchy-feely person. Plus as someone mentioned, the bottom photo above is later in the night and she is probably a little looser and has some alcohol in her system. Who knows whats really going on with them, but it just seems to me that the NE is late to jump on a stale rumor and is basing its whole story on the fact that Arquette is acting strangely – which he always has. Like Lem said, I would buy a midlife crisis more if he was suddenly acting normal!

    Anyways they seemed pretty happy with one another at the Lakers finals on June 17th:


  24. Taya says:

    I agree and do not forget about her missing wedding ring on her finger in the second pic. Very suspicious.

  25. Danielle says:

    The wedding ring thing……I don’t know. Everyone always make such a big deal when someone doesn’t have their ring on. Do you know how many times I’ve run out of the door and forgotten my rings? And I’m still married…..

  26. Missy says:

    Oh you all think you know everything so well, it’s just making me laugh. It’s pathetic how (obviously) people who don’t see them on every picture, don’t watch every interview, so actually don’t know shit about the great things they say about each-other and the zillions of pictures and eventvideo’s where they have the most of fun together and are so in love, have the biggest mouth on here.

    This paparazzipicture was taken June 17th 2010, of them watching the lakers together, yeah David seems very sad and Courteney very cold allright…


    Stop the damn bullshit. Oh and this site looks ridiculous now, posting that pic of David at the lakers all by himself screaming (like he is acting out). Obviously he was there with Courteney, but they weren’t that stupid to post the picture where they were kissing ofcourse, would make their whole story a joke. Like it already isn’t but whatever.

  27. Cinderella says:

    Sorry but that Lakers shot doesn’t convince me that all is well. Of course I hope they can make it, but time will tell.

  28. Queenkimba says:

    Oh please, god they just say anything to keep the rumor going don’t they? First it was all courteney’s fault because she cheated on him, then they said David was the one who flirted too much with others and Courteney was just getting him back by proving she still has it with her co-star, and now David is going through a midlife crisis, haha. Seriously the people on here who are trying to play detective, you are only proving how low your IQ really is. Seriously have you read the damn story? They are grown ups for gods sake, not kids competing with eachother or doing anything for attention. At an event last month where CC was honored she said in her speech that David was the guy behind her, he is the one who has supported her the most and in front of a full audience she said I love you David! And David was all smiles and he whispered back: i love you too! And this people was just 2 days after the tabloids said David was furious because he found out Courteney had cheated on him. And now (as predictable as you all are) don’t start saying they were acting to kill the rumors, check out the video for yourself and you can see it’s definitely real. Not that any of you know about true love but anyway. Courteney has always said herself she isn’t as romantic and cuddly as David is, people are different, doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about him.

    God, no you are all very loving and caring, i can notice that by your heartwarming posts.


  29. Queenkimba says:

    “Sorry but that lakers shot doesn’t convince me that all is well”

    Uhm..and the tabloids (the national enquirer for gods sakes, says enough) who only come up with this bull every year when Courteney and David have a new project coming up (Scream 4 which starts next week) because they know they are in the spots enough to get attention and make money over their back, do convince you enough that something is wrong?

    You’re a joke! and so is everyone else on here, you are the last people on earth who can judge Courteney and/or David.

  30. Anne says:

    there was some blind items weeks ago at buzzfoto, which was solved last week at blindgossip.com.
    It was courtney and david.

    It was about actresss who was having an affair with a costar and it was no big deal because she had affairs with costars often. The husband also had a few ladies on the side. And the marriage was open.

    I was shoked when it was solved as courtney and david.

    I think he is a keeper.

  31. Anna says:

    Maybe they should spend some time together without Jen tagging along?

  32. Liana says:

    Not that any of you know about true love but anyway.

    You’re a joke! and so is everyone else on here, you are the last people on earth who can judge Courteney and/or David.

    Nice to see that you personally know everything about everyone who posts on this site. If we all disgust you so much, why not simply take your self rightousness elsewhere?

  33. Whitey Fisk says:

    Gatsby, I didn’t notice the missing wedding band! Nice catch!

    Kaiser, great piece.

  34. Claire78 says:

    She looks more and more like Janice Dickenson (former Top Model judge) each and everyday!