In Touch: Courteney Cox & David Arquette have split after 11 years (updates)

Photo by: Galactic/ 2010 6/1/10 Courteney Cox and David Arquette at the Women In Film''s 2010 Crystal and Lucy Awards. (Century City, CA) Photo via Newscom

I hate to be bitch who says “I told you so” but I did call this one. The news comes from In Touch Weekly, though, so I’m not doing the “I told you so” smug-face quite yet. I’ll wait for People or Us Weekly to confirm it. Anyway, ITW says that Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split after 11 years of marriage. Their daughter Coco is 6 years old.

In Touch can exclusively reveal Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split. After 11 years of marriage, the Hollywood couple are parting ways.

[From In Touch Weekly]

It’s mostly sad news. It’s always sad when a couple who once seemed very solid falls apart. That being said, I think they’ve been falling apart for some time, and I also think Courteney was cheating on David with her CougarTown costar Brian Van Holt. We’ll see how this plays out.

UPDATE: TMZ is reporting their split too, claiming that they’ve been over for “several months” and that they’re still “friends.” Sure. People, Us Weekly and other sources are now chiming in too – this split is for real.

UPDATE #2: Life & Style reports that David is “moving on” already with a bartender, and they also have a statement from Cox and Arquette:

Life & Style can reveal exclusively that David Arquette is already moving on with another woman: bartender and actress Jasmine Waltz. “Jasmine and David have been hooking up recently,” a source close to David confirms to Life & Style.

This announcement comes just hours after news of Courteney Cox and David’s separation broke. The couple, who share a 6-year-old daughter, Coco, have been together since 1999. Earlier this summer, Courteney revealed that she and David had been attending couples therapy.

David’s new girl, Jasmine, is a serial Hollywood dater. The aspiring actress has been linked to everyone from Ryan Seacrest to Jesse McCartney. In her other job as a bartender, she’s worked at some of LA’s hottest spots, including nightclub Les Deux and Italian restaurant Bell. But Jasmine’s biggest claim to fame came this summer, when Lindsay Lohan accused her of punching her in the face while Lindsay was celebrating her birthday at Voyeur in LA.

Courteney and David have released the following statement to Life & Style:

“We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go through this process, we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well.

When reached by phone, Jasmine wouldn’t comment.

Holy crap! His girlfriend is the chick who maybe-probably punched Lohan in the face! Buy that girl a drink! Seriously, though – does anyone else think this “girlfriend” is David’s way of saving face because Courteney has been boning Van Holt? I do.

Actors Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette attend the 2010 Women in Film Crystal+Lucy Awards in Los Angeles June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 17: Actor David Arquette (L) and actress Courtney Cox-Arquette arrive at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Courteney Cox & David Arquette arriving at the Launch of Fallout 3 Videogame at the LA Center Studios in Los Angeles, CA October 16, 2008 Â2008 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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. Anti-icon says:

    IF this is true, I’m not surprised. But it is sad, because these two crazy kids, being so opposite, shoulda/coulda made it.

  2. Tar says:

    I think they’ve been split for a while and probably waiting for the Scream movie to wrap to announce

  3. melina says:

    If it is true, I can’t say I’m suprised. I didn’t expect it to last that much, to tell you the truth. Better luck next time and I hope it doesn’t turn bitter. I don’t want to read about another divorce war in the tabs.

  4. Eileen says:

    Cue: photos of her making out with her co-star in 3-2-1….

  5. mauweebound says:

    oh man, that sucks…..

  6. d says:

    so not surprised…and gotta say, interesting — gossipy-wise — the while Cox and Aniston seemed the more famous and friendlier with each other, it’s Lisa Kudrow who also seemed the most normal, who has had the more interesting career, and also generally seems to have the more interesting things to say.

  7. mary jane says:

    Oh wow I am just shocked!!

    Even though you DID call it!

  8. Anaya says:

    The did seem to be a mismatched couple
    from the start. But a cute one. Hopefully they will remain friends for Coco’s sake. I wish them both the best as the each go their separate ways.

  9. CLove says:

    Awww, sadness. I like them together- they’re sort of a salty-sweet combo, but they aren’t, um, food. He’s zany and she’s gorgeous- two great tastes that taste great together! Ya know?

  10. Be says:

    Not sure if the timing is random but it’s odd that their best buddies Ben Harper & Laura Dern have also split? TMZ just confirmed that Ben blindsided Laura with divorce papers. They’re all very close friends, David & Ben happen to be business partners. Sad for both couples.

  11. sandy says:

    i like David, he seems down to earth, her? not so much, she cheated, I’m sure of it.

  12. Mistral says:

    That’s so sad. Like Laura Dern and Ben Harper, I thought they were solid. I didn’t really believe those cheating rumours. David seems like a real sweetheart. Hope it’s true that they can remain friends for Coco’s sake.

  13. d says:

    meh, I’m not so sure he didn’t cheat. he’s been exhibiting some wierd behaviour lately if tabloids are to believed…haw!

  14. Brin says:

    Sad news….I thought they were cute together.

  15. jc126 says:

    I like him, but I always thought they were a strange couple. Opposites attract, but not forever. He seems too hyper and weird for her.

  16. Moi says:

    This is depressing, for some reason.

  17. jzhz says:

    Honestly, I’m surprised they lasted this long. Weren’t they going to marriage counseling like one day after they got hitched?

  18. whatever says:

    Not a huge surprise, the ‘bloids have been predicting this split for a couple of months since the rumor was Courtney’s been boning her co-star on Cougar Town.

    Ah well now Jennifer can console Courtney on her failed marriage.

  19. Shannon says:

    Wow, there’s a shocker…. /sarcasm

  20. Belle Epoch says:

    Art imitates life, or something. Cougars don’t make good wives!

    What about the kid?

  21. Kate says:

    Awww sad! I like this couple! They both seem like decent people.

    And I think Brian Van Holt is a really underrated actor, so I hope he didn’t contribute to the breakup, thereby tainting my view of him (Can’t help it; actors’ personal lives affect how I see them in their work). That would bum me out.

  22. l says:

    Jasmine Waltz???? Who in the hell names these people? OF COURSE she is a Hollywood star F***er with a name like that!

  23. Shi-gatsu says:

    What ever happened to “Mend it not End it”? (engraved in their wedding bands.)

    Oh well – it’s hard to stay together, especially if you’re a celebrity.

    Sad news indeed.

  24. 8908 says:

    Celebrity has nothing to do with it. From her last few mag interviews it sounded like it was over. Anyway I don’t care for her and he’s a total goof. She should have never married him. Opposites are fun for a minute, but making what’s fun for a minute last forever is dumb..

  25. Rosanna says:

    I saw this coming too. Not that I’m sad about it… I’ve never liked them.

  26. 8908 says:

    She and Dern need to stay out of others business. Should’ve focused on their hubands.

  27. albeli says:

    Anyone else finding it tacky that she’s hanging all over her co-star at an event her husband attended with her?

    She totally has an on-the-prowl expression.

    And look, no ring.

  28. Lydia says:

    Although I am not surprised by the news, I actually thought that they would be one of the few to make it.

  29. wunderkindt says:

    Smells like they both have a classic midlife crisis going on!

  30. Sigh. says:

    You know how with some couples you are more surprised that they had been together so long than when they actually split up?
    Example: Bobby & Whitney.


    **side eye at Demi & Ashton**

  31. BettyBoop says:

    People & US weekly are confirming the story

  32. Budda DeCat says:

    Well they lasted 10 1/2 years longer than I thought they would.

  33. lisa says:

    She had been talking strange for months.. especially in interviews. Then she was asked about more children and she kind of shot that down.

    NOT sure but I think there is more here and it will come out.

  34. BethL says:

    It is but isn’t shocking. They’ve been in therapy for years together so obviously there were problems. But since it seems like they were trying so hard it seemed like they would last.

  35. KateNonymous says:

    That’s too bad. I never got them as a couple, but clearly they worked for a while.

  36. girlygirl says:

    I think she is ready for a real man. David was fun and brought out her inner youth. Now she is ready for a man who knows how to dress himself.

  37. Cheyenne says:

    From all reports she is a bitch on wheels. A break-up is always sad, though, when there is a child or children involved.

  38. Marjalane says:

    Just the fact that she continues to produce and star in that God-awful Cougars makes me not surprised that her marriage is ending. Does that make sense? It’s such a skeevy, icky show. It makes me think Courtney Cox has issues. Too bad….I feel sorry for their child.

  39. Laura says:

    I did kind of see it coming, especially since you did call it, so I wasn’t too shocked, if it is true.
    But it’s still terriblty said, I loved them two together, and they always seemed like such a great couple.

  40. Diva says:

    Eleven years isn’t a second, they lasted longer than alot of people expected. I’m disappointed, though, I liked them.

    I technically like him more than I like her, but, uhhhh, for some reason I’m thinking he was probably more likely the cheater if there was a cheater!

  41. Kiki says:

    This really makes me sad. Really.

  42. cod says:

    I think she married him in her late thirties to have kids.She had fertility problems which kept her around longer.She knows more biological kids are not in the cards now,so she is out of there.

  43. original kate says:

    i think courtney initiated the divorce -who would want to put up with rosanna arquette as a sister-in-law?

  44. GatsbyGal says:

    I think David Arquette just wanted his wife to pay attention to him, to think he’s special, to shower him in affection like she does to other men she gets photographed with. It’s really sad that Courtney chose to ignore her husband. I think she was always waiting for him to “mature”, but when she married him she knew he was a goof, and that wasn’t going to change. I hope David’s able to find happiness and acceptance in his new girlfriend.

  45. Crash2GO2 says:

    lol @ original kate

  46. Alix says:

    Why do celebs make public statements asking for privacy? You want privacy, keep your mouths shut, the way you have been. So need to issue such godawful, nonsensical statements; nobody cares about your freakin’ inner growth, kids. Now try to act like grownups for the sake of your unfortunately named daughter.

  47. mln says:

    I feel really bad for her daughter but they were definitely mismatched they probably stuck it out several years longer than they should have for her. I really do believe that they are good friends though.

  48. ~M says:

    Now Jennifer can have her forever, no?!

  49. StephAnth says:

    Sad to say it, but I never saw them together to begin with…

  50. Dawn says:

    I hate to hear about any couple breaking-up famous or not. I hope they have common sense when it comes to the child.

  51. Rose says:

    How convenient for everyone. Honestly, in this day and age people shouldn’t even bother getting married. Ten years max is all anyone sticks around for, it’s stupid. Stop getting married! What’s the point?

  52. lucy2 says:

    That’s sad, especially since they have a daughter. Hopefully they manage to have a good friendship for her sake.

  53. truthzbetta says:

    The one time I don’t buy a persistent rumor, and don’t want to, it has to go and turn out true.

    Rag mags aren’t always wrong, and life doesn’t always go right. I really liked them. Courtney’s hair is looking amazing.

  54. Jag says:

    I’m with those who are surprised they lasted this long. He shouldn’t have married someone who made him get rid of his collections while making everything “her” style. Where was the compromise in that? She looks mean in most of those pictures. lol

  55. Crittle says:

    That’s sad, they were mismatched, but I always thought they were cute. Are either of them going to be in the next Scream movie?

  56. Bunny says:

    He has been on the Howard Stern show three times in one year, and talked about a lot of private stuff that I am sure hurt Courteney. He is so immature.

  57. Camille says:

    Sad, but not unexpected TBH. I am amazed they lasted as long as they did.

  58. Stronzilla says:

    Maybe now she and Michael Keaton will get back together. He was the love of her life and they were a great couple.

  59. Harriet says:

    I knew this was coming. Worst paring EVER.

    But does this mean now that Cox and Aniston can get together? I hope so!!! Cutest lesbian couple!!!! <3

  60. Hellencatherine says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i don’t believe this nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  61. Madison says:

    This is not surprising not only because they are famous hollywood actors but in general marriages these days don’t last as long as they use to, 11 years is a pretty long time to stay married these days.

  62. tracking says:

    He seems like a sweet guy, but very immature and kooky. She probably just reached a point where she wanted to be with a grownup. But hopefully not with Von Holt–he gives me the creeps. I guess this was coming. Hayden Pannetiere birthday pics, anyone?

  63. jen says:

    The girl that punched Looneyhan in the face is HOT!!

  64. LisaMarie says:

    Whoa, he called the Stern show this morning and talked about it. He’s in TOTAL denial, and still seems to think that they’re going to work it all out. He kept saying “we just need to figure ourselves out and where we’re at as adults”. Seems like she’s moved on. Even Howard said to him to just move on, it’s over.

  65. Missy says:

    First of all to Cheyenne, saying all reports say she is a bitch on weels? WTH? Uhm i don’t know what reports you f** read on that alien planet you’re on, but if any celebrity is known for her down to earth, caring and sweet character it’s courteney. And im not basing that on one (ridiculous) article where they made up that she freaked out over a ham and cheese sandwich that wasn’t prepared like she wanted it to. Please, even her cougar town co-stars were sticking up for her on Twitter, saying she was the sweetest person on and off set and always there for everyone, even more than she is for herself. I’ve seen her myself in hundreds of paparazzivideo’s, posing nicely and patiently with many many fans, while others just walk away, don’t give them attention what so ever. She was in 2006 even in therapy to learn how to take care of herself more, instead of always being there for others. Yeah what a bitch she is!

  66. Missy says:

    And to: GatsbyGal who said “I think she was always waiting for him to “mature”, but when she married him she knew he was a goof, and that wasn’t going to change. I hope David’s able to find happiness and acceptance in his new girlfriend. ”

    Hahaha, are you freaking kiddin me? you obviously don’t know shit about this Yasmin b*tch do ya? She is a partygirl, who sleeps around with half hollywood, dresses like a whore and is known for her scandals, like punching Linday Lohan in the face on her birthday party?! That she even knows Lohan, says enough, trash seeks up trash, and even punched her. And this woman, urgg tramp i mean, is supposed to make David a happy man? And be a stephmother for their daughter. Ughhh, seriously i need to throw up.

  67. devilgirl says:

    I love in stories about Courtney’s seperation, Aniston’s name manages to pop up, as if she has anything whatsoever to do with this particular thing.

  68. Just a Poster says:

    LisaMarie thanks for the heads up.. I am a closet Stern fan and make hubby give me the deets for his show (that way I know what is going on without having to get my hands dirty with owning I am a stern fan LOL) I will watch the on demand show tonight for the scoop!

    I’m kinda sad to hear this. I liked the as a couple but also had a very healthy dose of WTF?! about them.

  69. Tia C says:

    Yes, I agree, Kaiser, he probably is doing a bit of face saving there and good for him. Not that their marriage is any of my concern, but I have always found them to be mismatched. He seems like he’d be more compatible with someone who’s more laid back and less full of herself. She seems like she’d be better matched with more of a Type A person like herself. I like their statement. My ex and I handled our split in much the same way. There’s no reason to be ugly.

  70. RHONYC says:

    i bet clingy Maniston is gonna be stuck to her side like white on rice from now on. :-(

  71. Queenkimba says:

    I can’t believe how people actually dare to even think David is dating this Jasmine Waltz. It’s obvious you don’t know anything about David, if anyone is romantic and old fashioned when it comes to love it’s David. You can’t tell me he would fall for a girl like that. No way, read what he said about CC, like that Jasmine could ever take her place in his life: I cannot say enough about my wife. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I knew for a long time what I really wanted: a caring, loving person who’s open with her feelings and communicates- a nurturer. She’s my whole world. –David Arquette

  72. Stubbylove says:

    I’m amazed they lasted more than 11 days!

  73. Cheyenne says:

    Harriet: does this mean now that Cox and Aniston can get together? I hope so!!! Cutest lesbian couple!!!! <3

    ROFL!!! Who knows? Poor Jen has the worst luck when it comes to men, so this just might work out for her.

  74. Anna says:

    At least David won’t have to worry about Jen hanging around during family vacations.

    How long before tabloids expose Jen and Courtney’s “secret affair”?

  75. The Bobster says:

    It lasted 10 years longer than I thought it would.

  76. coucou says:

    I got this on the eye to ball DL – Ben is a classic whore monger, and not just your average ho’s, he pulls la créme de la créme, international top models, a different flavor every night, they are literally lining up to sleep with him and he is more than happy to oblige. The dude cannot say no to a beautiful face, and he is so, so charming. As for Dern, when she was around, she was a typical demanding Hollywood kunt. I never saw them together, literally or figuratively. As for Co-Cox, she looks so vibrant and alive in that last pic, that’s the look, that’s the look, the look of looove…David’s not bad, i’d serve him a drink while i was punching Liloh…