David Arquette calls into Howard Stern and gets really, really candid


I know some of you have been mentioning this all day, but I had to wait until I could find some transcripts of this sh-t on other sites. This morning, David Arquette called into Howard Stern’s show to discuss the announcement of his separation from Courteney Cox, and how they’ve both been seeing other people… maybe. David just seems to have confirmed that yes, he was sleeping with that Jasmine Waltz chick, the one who allegedly punched Lindsay Lohan. Here are some of the highlights from what David discussed with Stern (who was apparently very nice to him, shock).

David on their separation: “It breaks my heart,” he said of their decision to separate, adding that he is “not the one that called this [separation] in order. “I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me,” he later added. “She’s conflicted too.”

On what went wrong: During the very candid conversation, Arquette, 39, implied that Cox, 46, grew tired of his kooky ways. For their 11th wedding anniversary this past June, she bought him a motorcycle. “She said to me, ‘I don’t want to be your mother anymore,'” he recalled. “And I appreciated that about her … She didn’t want to tell me, ‘Don’t do that.’ She didn’t want to nag me anymore. I’ve been going to therapy. I’m trying to grow up. I’m trying to be true to myself. Trying to figure out myself and my world, as is she.” Without elaborating, Arquette said that he had started doing things that would “embarrass” his wife publicly. (He recalled she once told him not to get any more tattoos.) His kooky behavior probably seemed “charming” to her when they first met on the set of Scream in 1996, he said. “But that stuff starts getting old.”

On when they actually split: By the time they started filming Scream 4 in Ann Arbor, Mich., this summer, he said he was “feeling distance.” He said they hadn’t been intimate “in a month or so.” (His wife is “real and emotional… She’s an emotional woman and if it doesn’t feel right, then she doesn’t feel like bonding in that way,” he said.)

On being himself within the marriage: He said he remembers telling her, “‘If you’re not my mother anymore, I am going to be myself.'” He said he found himself going out with the younger castmates and having fun. “She wants me to be who I am,” he said of Cox. “She needs to make that decision if this is person she wants to spend her life with or not.”

On Courteney’s problems: Cox also has had “her issues,” Arquette said. “She tries to take on everybody’s problems. She’s the mother to everyone. That’s why she doesn’t want to be the mother to me anymore.”

On the cheating stories: He denied that anyone cheated. He confirmed that he has gotten intimate with L.A. cocktail waitress Jasmine Waltz (“my one conquest”), but he stressed, “I am a single man” — and they are no longer together. As for reports this past spring that Cox was getting cozy with her Cougar Town costar, Brian Van Holt, Arquette said he confronted her and she denied an affair. “I do believe her … I truly don’t think she ever had an affair,” he said, adding that if anything perhaps they formed an “emotional” bond. Asked if she ordered the separation because she wanted to see other people, Arquette said, “Maybe. I don’t know.”

On their daughter Coco: How is daughter Coco coping? When they recently broke the news to her, they took her to the beach and had a picnic. He said they explained to her that “‘we’re grown-ups .. and grown-ups need to figure out their lives.'” “‘Are you guys getting divorced?'” he recalled her asking. “‘No, we’re taking time off to know … what we want out of our mate better,'” he remembered telling her.

Where David and Courteney are now: Arquette wanted to stress that he and Cox are “still tight. I love her with all my heart and she loves me with all her heart … We’re trying to get real with each other, real with ourselves. “I want her to be happy,” he later said, “more than I was happiness for myself.”

[From Us Weekly & PopEater]

This kind of breaks my heart. David seems… well, if I was Courteney, I would be really worried that I was coming across like a major bitch while my estranged husband pours out his heart in a candid and emotional (and denial-filled?) conversation with Stern. I also feel like David is pretty much indicating that yes, he had a lot of faults, but that Courteney was the one to jump ship, that she was the one to push him away. And you know what? I think David probably is a nice guy. Is he immature and strange and needy? Sure. But Courteney knew what she was getting. She knew what he was like – and maybe I don’t blame her so much for being tired of mothering him after more than a decade together. But I do think they split after she had carefully arranged her jump-off, in the form of Brian Van Holt. Just my opinion.



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  1. Anon73 says:

    Bummed to read about this split and Team David for sure ! ; )

  2. Lori says:

    Poor David sounded heartbroken. The waitress was a one time fling. He really wants to get back w/her!

  3. Jeri says:

    Sad. Hope they all can find happiness, especially Coco.

  4. hairball says:

    David’s immaturity would get REALLY old after all this time. I don’t blame Courtney at all. After 11 years of dealing with that, she’s probably done. I would bet she realized that years ago, but sort of wouldn’t let herself believe it.

  5. Katie says:

    Wow. I don’t know if I think calling up Stern and spilling all those detais was the way to go. I don’t think he made Courtney look bad, I just don’t understand airing your laundry like that.

  6. YOYO99 says:

    I feel for the kid

  7. EllenP says:

    That’s different–he sounds truthful and realistic. I wish more celebrities who “opened up” came across that way.

  8. rudy5 says:

    so… he had an affair and she didn’t.. and now he’s on the radio talking about private matters.. kinda sounds like a jerk to me

  9. Lem says:

    He is such a little puppy. Puppies are adorable and loving and loyal. Puppies can be exhausting.

    Mothers are loving and loyal as well but mothering is equally exhausting.

    They are just tired

  10. TQB says:

    Aside from the obvious, what troubles me here is how the warped this conversation has been on other websites. EW’s version has him calling Stern to brag about leaving his wife because she wasn’t giving him any and banging other chicks. Completely different characterization than what you get from the full transcript. So, I wouldn’t worry about Cox being branded as a b*tch – the folks reading other sites are all ready to lynch Arquette for being a manwhore.

  11. RHONYC says:

    “She tries to take on everybody’s problems. She’s the mother to everyone.”

    jennifer aniston


  12. hellen says:

    It sounds like he didn’t mature or progress at all during those 11 years. And you can’t be mothered by someone if you won’t accept it. Maybe Courtney made the initial mistake, but after 11 years I think she’s entitled to move on. And David needs to move on too. Good luck to both of them

  13. Granger says:

    Too much information, David. Stop shooting yourself in the foot.

    I’d like to know what he means by immature, embarrassing behaviour. He got a tattoo…? So what? How is that embarrassing?

  14. Kitten says:

    I think he sounds like a pain in the ass, to be honest with you. He might be a sweetie but he sounds like he just wore her out with his wackiness. I really don’t think she had an affair but I could see her maybe wanting to break things off so that she could pursue something with the other dude.

  15. Someone Else says:

    My ex was goofy and immature when we first met and at first, it was cute.

    But as one grows older and wiser and the other stays the same, it’s stops being so.

    Add a kid, and now it’s a whole new game. Raising a child is hard enough. Parenting an adult while doing so is beyond frustrating.

    I wish them the best. I believe they mean what they say about being friends, but I think their differences finally got the better of them.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I agree, Katie, I don’t get spilling all the details so publicly, and especially in that particular forum. I don’t think either come off badly, but it’s just…too public.
    Sounds to me like they’ve grown apart and reached a point where it was stay together and be unhappy, or split for a while to see if they are happier on their own. Which if true is at least honest, and better than, say, the Tiger Woods method. Just a shame their daughter is caught in the middle, but hopefully they can stay friends for her.

  17. Lydia says:

    He wasn’t “single”, he was separated which is not the same thing.

    I can definitely see how she got tired of his behavior that she thought was cute in the beginning. It seems like she now needs a mature man and not a grown up child.

  18. Whatever says:

    I can’t blame her either. His childish behavior must get exhausting after a while. I agree with others who said it was probably cute at first, but she probably figured he’d grow up eventually. Even he acknowledges it.

  19. MSat says:

    David is a friend to the Howard Stern show and has been on as a guest many times, he event did a bit where he was an intern on the show. So it doesn’t surprise me that he would call in and talk to Howard. They go back a long way.

  20. Twez says:

    Normal people have the immediate post-divorce-decision I’m-in-shock talks with close friends or, say, their THERAPIST. Not, of all people, Howard Stern. No wonder she’s tired of his ass.

  21. Persistent Cat says:

    Could we please not do the “Team David” and “Team Courtney” thing? And maybe could we leave Jennifer Aniston out of this?

    I think it was really uncool to call a synidicated radio station and air your dirty laundry. And then go on to say you’ve had a fling.

    Regardless, we don’t know what happens behind closed doors.

  22. Delta Juliet says:

    As a woman who is married to an immature man, and who is also in marriage counseling….yeah, it’s f’in exhausting! I myself have said “I can’t be your mother anymore, I have two ACTUAL children to deal with”. And no, you don’t always know ahead of time. Until situations arise and you see how your mate deals or doesn’t deal with them, you really DON’T know.
    David seems like he would be exhausting to live with.

  23. K-MAC says:

    I feel badly for both of them. I can only imagine what he would be like to deal with. Maybe if he grew up a little and go tot be himself and she quit mothering him and did her thing they could get back together and make it work….

  24. KJ says:

    I hate David Arquette. I really do. I remember seeing an interview with him on I believe Conan or Jay Leno a while back and he wouldn’t sit fucking still. He was like an annoying child with way too much sugar and untreated ADHD. I don’t know how Courteney put up with him for so long. Ten minutes with that man and I would have a dart gun locked and loaded with ritalin ammunition.

    The fact that he called into Howard Stern to talk about this, regardless of how sad he sounded, is gross. Jesus I can’t stand him.

  25. LolaBella says:

    This is a total douche move discussing your private business on Howard Stern, David.

    This is not the action of a man who’s supposedly trying to grow up, be more mature and not embarrass his mate.

  26. Mari says:

    Sounds to me like he has been true to himself this whole time, immaturity and all. He never changed for anybody or anything. That is the defition of true. She knew what she was getting with him. I know people who would kill for that kind of unchanging, I’ll stay young forever, “Twighlight” crap.

    But it’s like a tattoo, ya know, the cute little goldfish on your back. When you’re 20 it’s dangerous and flirty and sexy, but, when you’re 70 the grandkids are gonna ask “Mamaw, why is Moby Dick on your butt?”

  27. Ophelia says:

    @ someone else–I totally agree. Been there, done that. At some point it doesn’t matter how much you love that person, it’s how much you can tolerate of their behavior and what it has turned you into. My ex was an overgrown child as well, and it got to the point where I didn’t like the person I was around him; always having to be the adult and sounding like his mother not his wife.

  28. Just a Poster says:


    I have a feeling this is David drawing first blood. Hope he took his best shot, because we all know Courtney will eat him alive!

  29. skibunny says:

    Funny how people thinks it’s easier to end the relationship than to try and mend what’s broken. Unless theres abuse I really think couples should try harder to work things out,especially if there are children involved.

  30. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Don’t get married just because you “think” you can change someone or they will change for you. Never works.

    Poor Coco.

  31. Jezi says:

    Well to be honest she knew what she was getting when she married him. Yes, she probably hoped he would grow up at some point but people don’t change unless they want to. You would think that after 11 years she knew who she was with. I think it has everything to do with outside influences.

  32. Sassy says:

    Jesus. Why did someone have to bring Jennifer Aniston into the comments?

    Why did David feel the need to go public with the details? Do not agree with that shit.

  33. cod says:

    Looks like Jennifer can no longer cry on Courtney’s shoulder about jerky home wreckers.

    • Barbara says:

      Actually they can cry on each others shoulders as David was no different than Jennifer’s husband eh?

  34. hairball says:

    I think a lot of people do try to work things out. I completely disagree about staying together for the kids. So they can grow up watching their parents resent and not stand each other anymore?

    I’d rather have the kids see how a loving and respectful relationship works, not a forced, awkward one that beats down both parties.

    Having a child too…sorry, I would NOT put up with dealing with an adult child.

    I am absolutely for Courtney on this one. And yea…talking to Howard Stern?? Way to show respect for your partner and self.

  35. Kaiser says:

    Since Aniston has been brought into the thread, can I ask something? Okay, does anyone else think Courteney’s relationship with Aniston ALSO put a strain on the Cox/Arquette marriage? I mean, Aniston ALWAYS went on vacation with them, and it was always about Jennifer and Courteney spending their down time together, rather than David and Courteney. Just a thought.

  36. michkabibbles says:

    i actually think he came off as pretty candid, and i don’t think either of them comes off as being ‘the bad guy’. they just sound like they’ve grown incompatible as they’ve aged.

  37. a says:

    i guess if he’s willing to share, at least it’s from the horse’s mouth… and he doesn’t make her look bad.

    he’s sort of TMI and OK at the same time.

  38. lu says:

    Don’t people usually go to Oprah or King for this things, why Stern of all the people? It is not like he would give him advice or words of consolation.

  39. Iggles says:

    Ouch. My heart breaks for him. And poor Coco. No six year old should know to ask “are you getting a divorce?” It’s so sad.

    I can sort of see where she’s coming from with saying, “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.” I’ve been in a relationship like that before it’s it no fun. You should be equals or it’s just too stressful. Especially as the woman, trying to keep things together when you’re boyfriend/husband is an immature guy. Ugh. So glad things ended when it did! I could of easily wound up in Courtney’s position. 🙁

  40. tripmom says:

    I don’t think we’re entitled to all the information that David Arquette shared by any means, because they certainly have a right to their privacy. But I think it was a very smart move on his part. He had nothing but nice things to say about her, and by being specific about what happened and putting the truth out there it really kind of stops the gossip hounds in their tracks. What is there for us to speculate about really? We know what happened. There is nothing he said that was embarrasing to either of them, I think this is all very understandable and that he was just very straightforward. I think their daughter will really appreciate this move in the long run.

  41. Janeth says:

    He seems like a pretty decent guy, but no one wants to be married to a man-child. Courtney probably thought he would change eventually. Sucks! Let’s hope they can work it out, but him stating that he’s already been with a lady(and I say that lightly) isn’t helping. And Kaiser we don’t know how much time Courtney actually spends with Jennifer you ONLY see pictures so you can’t really say something about her when it probably has zero to do with her to begin with.

  42. liz says:

    David overshared bigtime, I can’t imagine having to accept the fact that my current or estranged husband is telling the world intimate details about our relationship and talking about who he’s currently boning. Maybe this is why it isn’t working, because David doesn’t understand that inappropriate behavior disrespects the bond.

  43. Jezi says:

    @Kaiser I do agree that Jennifer was on way too many vacations with them but perhaps she was the buffer because maybe Courteney didn’t want to actually spend that time with David.

  44. dj says:

    I agree with you Kaiser. I have often thought “where is David” when seeing endless vacation pictures of her with J.A. I am not judging about that but I felt sad for him. That being said, brilliant analogy comparing him to a puppy. The whole comment was right on the money and well-stated for D.A. & C.C. It’s just sad.

  45. Bordelais says:

    @ Janeth

    I agreed with you right up until you said “you can’t really say something about her when it probably has zero to do with her to begin with”. If we “don’t know how much time Courtney actually spends with Jennifer”, then we can’t deduce that “it probably has zero to do with her”.

  46. RHONYC says:

    @ Kaiser

    of course it did. that’s why i brought it up.

    btw- she knew who he was when they got hitched.

    her bailing out ’cause she wanted him to magically be ‘un-kooky’ is real lame. 🙁

  47. Raven says:

    Those comments seem really honest to me. I can relate to the puppy reference because he struck me the same way. It would be exhausting to deal with, though and I don’t know how she did it.

    Personally, I think he’s telling the truth, but I wonder if she lied to him about sleeping with the guy, esp. because she was out all night that one night. Again, I think she wanted out earlier but just needed the right guy to come along. She apparently can’t do it on her own.

    He’s got a bad case of immaturity and I suspect they are really done. I don’t think Howard Stern made that much difference.

  48. archiepelago says:

    This interview makes him sound like he is off his meds. I mean, who goes into this much detail about a split to a few million listeners? Grow up.

    The same kid that they took to the beach to explain the split too, will be able to read this soon. Idiots.

  49. melina says:

    Oh come on now Kaiser! You sure know how to stir the pot. Do we really need another discussion about how clingy and pathetic Aniston is?

  50. Laura says:

    Finally. It sounded like this shit needed to end a long time ago, when you go through all their interviews in the past couple years where they talk about therapy and working on things.

  51. P.M. says:

    Now I’m wondering who was the clinging one? Maybe Courtney was doing the clinging to Jennifer that she couldn’t deal with David anymore and was indecisive whether she should stay with a man who has exhausted her for the sake of her daughter or if she should get out. Especially after she (probably) found out he had hooked up with the bartender.

  52. Marjalane says:

    It’s easy enough to become “the mother” to everyone else when you’re trying to escape your own life! David Arquette is a twitchy little freak- I guess calling him “quirky” would be the nicest way to put it. It would get old fast, especially in a public Hollywood lifestyle where no one wants to grow up. I’d wager she may have been waiting for their child to get a bit older before she ditched him, but she’s probably wanted to for a long time.

  53. Liana says:

    A third party doesn’t usually vacation with you unless you invite them or make plans with them. So no, I don’t believe Jennifer Aniston is “to blame” for this, if she was around too much, that’s on them, not her. When I want to vacation or be alone with my husband, I am. And when I want to travel and hang out with friends, we do. But WE call the shots. I think that maybe the person who commented that Courteney may have used Jennifer as a buffer to avoid being alone with David might be right.

  54. Lila says:

    I don’t get the Jennifer Aniston obsession with this topic. It’s just plain weird. This storyline has enough juice already.

  55. Marjalane says:

    Lainey has a weird bit on the break up today, with an inference to a past blind. Makes me wonder if Courtney Cox is indeed, “coke mom”. I have a feeling this break up will get messy.

  56. Cherub74 says:

    & Mari- I just spittled all over myself!!!!
    Envisioning my grannie with a whale on her arse!

  57. Moreaces says:

    Since Aniston has been brought into the thread, can I ask something? Okay, does anyone else think Courteney’s relationship with Aniston ALSO put a strain on the Cox/Arquette marriage? I mean, Aniston ALWAYS went on vacation with them, and it was always about Jennifer and Courteney spending their down time together, rather than David and Courteney. Just a thought.
    Yes I do

  58. Cherub74 says:

    Bless their hearts though…I hope they find happiness.

  59. devilgirl says:

    OMG! So Aniston needs to be brought up again? It kind of boarders on sick, the need to bring her up in every negative story. She is Cox’s friend, so by that, it means her friendship put a strain on the marriage? Really? If it were any other actress, no one would say a thing.

  60. Cheyenne says:

    Lori: Poor David sounded heartbroken… He really wants to get back w/her!

    Then he should have kept his fricken yap shut and not blabbed about his lousy marital sex life to Howard Stern, of all people.

  61. Lady D says:

    Courtenay has always looked to me like she really doesn’t trust Jennifer. By that I mean Jen thinks of her as her bff forever, whereas Courtenay could just take or leave Jennifer. Maybe she had an affair because as a previous poster suggested, after 5 years, she was sick of listening to Jen whine about home-wreckers.

  62. BethL says:

    I don’t buy the “too immature” issue. I think that David is the type you would get tired of after 15 minutes not 15 years. Also I don’t have sympathy for David. It’s really tacky and hurtful to spill his guts out in public, especially to Howard Stern.

  63. Mistral says:

    So sad. He really does love her. It’s nice to see people who break up not trashing each other. I don’t think she looks like a bitch. I think he puts it all on himself. He’s almost making himself out to be a babyish loser who isn’t man enough for his wife. It’s almost like he’s saying he would have broken up with himself, too. So sad. She really is gorgeous. Hope they work it out.

  64. Kitten says:

    Yes Jennifer Aniston caused these two to divorce. I also think she’s responsible for the war in Iraq. I even think she caused the floods in Pakistan….

  65. Jess says:

    I think Howard’s a good venue for these sorts of talks. He’s honest and will ask real questions, but he’s actually a very nice interviewer. He’s also sympathetic to going through a divorce. And David is a huge fan of the show (and very funny on the show). Heck, Courtney is too – they both went to a party thrown in Howard’s honor by Jimmy Kimmel this summer. I don’t think he said anything bad. He was very real and honest and I think he said everything in a way that made sense and was very kind to both sides. I know I totally sound like some PR flack lurker right now but I’m really not! I’m just a fan of this site, Howard Stern, and Cougartown!
    PS If you want oversharing on the Stern show, you should have heard Jerry O’Connell talk about the time Rebecca punched him!

  66. Uma says:

    It seems to me they always had that codependent mother/child dynamic. Good for her for wanting a healthier life. It’s very sad, though. I’m sure they do love each other very much. It’s too bad he just refused/couldn’t grow up.

    Poor Coco!!

  67. 8908 says:

    He said Courtney takes on everyone’s problems. Jennifer is just in the pack, probably headliner. Motherly attitude caused her to marry David.

  68. Diva says:

    I don’t think Cox was ever trying to “fix” Arquette, and “knowing who she married” doesn’t mean she shouldn’t expect him to mature as people do. That’s not trying to change him, that’s a reasonable expectation.

    I stand by my comment yeasterday, that I don’t think the transgressions were made by Cox, as much as I like David, I think he’s being very honest, not in denial, about what went down.

  69. kas says:

    I can hardly think of anything more manipulative than going on your friends radio show and blabbing to the world about your personal life, clearly in an effort to gain sympathy.

    Some women are drawn to men like David, in fact Courtney may have initially been. But, like others have said, it gets old-fast.

  70. ziggy says:

    stop this ‘team’ crap. these guys don’t care whose side you’re on. sheesh!

  71. GatsbyGal says:

    My boyfriend of almost 4 years reminds me a lot of David Arquette, very sweet and goofy and also very emotional, immature, and at times needy. But you know what? I hope he never grows out of that, because then he’d be boring. I like that my boyfriend needs lots of hugs and likes to make me laugh. Courtney should’ve liked that too.

  72. Chris says:

    I wonder if the mothering thing has anything to do with Courtney being seven years older than him? Do you think Ashton Kutcher has the same problem with Demi?

  73. Ursaline says:

    This is just really sad. And Lem, I think you sound like a wise person.

  74. WhoDat says:

    October 12th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    So sad. He really does love her. It’s nice to see people who break up not trashing each other. I don’t think she looks like a bitch. I think he puts it all on himself.

    We just have to wait and see, Mistral. Lets wait and see. When Brad and jen divorced, they too spoke about being friends and still having love for each other.

    And then jen went to VF.

    And the rest, as they say, is history……

  75. PJ says:

    When is the last time someone involved in a Hollywood breakup revealed who left who? Or told details of their sex life (or lack thereof)? He is amazingly candid.

    I think it’s really always one person who does the splitting but it’s become standard for the couple to say the breakup is “amicable and mutual.”

  76. kristen says:

    I love this couple they r the one hollywood couple i thought would make it so its super sad but im sure they will work it out..GOOD LUCK COURTNEY AND DAVID

  77. Anna says:


    My thoughts exactly.

  78. sue says:

    David comes off as a sensitive soul, but holy crap! I’m not sure I, a nobody, would confide that much info in my best friend, let alone the world. He may think he’s helping matters, but if I were Courteney, I would be mortified.

  79. Agnus D. says:

    David Arquette = ADHD
    All spouses of an ADHD are exhausted and sick of playing the parent to an adult child.

  80. Crash2GO2 says:

    If she’s tired of him embarrassing her in public, ya think he’d think twice about going on Howard Stern and blabbing about their sex life. Doh.

    NOW it’s over.

  81. Jag says:

    It sounds like he’s trying to decide whether to change for her or not; don’t do it, David, cos it won’t work for the long term. He should stop airing their private business and talk to her instead, if he wants to keep her. Maybe, like many women, she thought he would change over time. Ladies, love your men as they are, because most never change. They seem to be too different to stay together.

  82. Trashaddict says:

    I hate the term “codependent”. Aren’t human’s co-dependent on each other? I think the term should be “parasitic” if you’re trying to describe that kind of relationship. I do agree that they chose those roles in the relationship. But the hardest thing to do is to stay together and negotiate how to change. Most people are too fucking immature to do that these days. Marriages should not change by the season, like shoes. But don’t worry, they have lots of money for therapy for Coco.

  83. Raven Sparrow says:

    (Jen to Cox) :
    “you guys are going off on vacation??? you’re gonna leave me all aloooone????? I’m scared all by myself….can I come? please , please ,pretty please with sugar on top?? sniff….sniff… ”

    Sure, Jennifer Aniston is everything that is wrong in this world! She is the source of all evil – Lucifer in a smokin’ body !

  84. Carrie says:

    @ tripmom: well said

    Regarding Jennifer Aniston, I doubt we’ll ever know. I do know that breakups can be catching- when you see a couple you are close friend with breakup, it generally causes you to examine the weaknesses in your relationship. So perhaps watching Jennifer & Brad break-up, and then watch her best friend date and have different relationships, she began to acknowledge the ways her relationship wasn’t working.

    I think David was smart: as someone above said, he got out ahead of the gossip by laying it all out, including the people they are with now. They’ve left us with little to speculate about- we all acknowledge that he’s immature and very high energy, and that it is exhausting to be around, and she probably just couldn’t handle it anymore. He wants to be with her but he isn’t going to change himself, so he’s waiting and hoping that she’ll ask him back but they are both moving on. He doesn’t believe she cheated with her costar. We can debate whether it was a douche move, but this will be a non-story by the end of the week.

  85. Confuzzle says:

    He’s a big baby and she’s decided she cannot spend her life changing his diapers. Good for her.

  86. albeli says:

    OMG, can we all agree to leave Jen Aniston out of a thread for once?

    As far as CC and DA splitting up, I’m not on anyone’s “side,” but if I were CC, I would be livid about him airing our private business in public like this. One day after announcing he’s separated and he’s gabbing on Howard Stern? Geez.

  87. mln says:

    She sounds like a manipulative,control freak to me why was it such a big step for her to “allow” him to have a motorcycle? As for Jen I really don’t think you can blame her for the problems alot of women use their single friends as a buffer and play them against their partners that again is Courtney’s issue not Jens’ (and I am not by any means an Aniston fan). I think Dave did his best he but he won’t ever be what Courtney wants him to be. I also think she is too chicken shit to let go of him.

  88. Rose says:

    The motorcycle gift was almost like saying she didn’t care if he killed himself anymore. I don’t understand women who want to control their men to that extent that they prevent them from living life on their terms. Her fear-based rational is just wrong. Maybe he needed a mother for awhile and she had a need to mother, but now there is a real child to raise and he needs to grow the f-ck up.

  89. Andrea says:

    Men are so stupid. They wait until it’s too late to try and correct what they should have been working on all along. Why? Look how sad he looks. He thought he was just going to keep playing and things would work themselves out on their own. What an idiot. No sympathy for stupid men who think it’s okay to be a child for the rest of their lives. Have fun with that, minus your wife and child, fool.

  90. cod says:

    Don,t you just think he was a sperm doner?

  91. Sarah says:

    I was listening to Stern this morning when he came on. It was very genuine and I don’t think it hurt either “side” of this. It made me really feel sad for both of them and I hope they can work it out. I’m not surprised he called in because he’s definitely a fan and heard them talking about the break up. He wanted to defend himself and considers himself a friend to the show – which he is.

  92. birdgherl says:

    I am so distracted by her cell phone belt holder.

  93. telesma says:

    Trying to grow up and figure himself out at 46? And calling Howard Stern about his relationship???

    Sorry, but that’s just hopelessly self-indulgent. He’s a spoiled brat and she should have dumped his ass a long time ago. Then again, she should have known better than to get involved with someone like that in the first place.

    And? A man like that will turn any woman into a bitch-mommy. That crazy free spirit sh*t gets old. Fast. You want a partner, not another child to worry about.

    Dammit, I don’t even LIKE Courtney Cox.

  94. leo says:

    he is 38 yrs old, saying i want to grow up is pathetic ! poor excuse for bum attitude !

  95. Shay says:

    I’m not surprised they split.This guy is the male equivalent of a bimbo.

  96. Marion says:

    David thought they were on a time out…he looks blindsided (love that word) ….if you give a guy a long enough rope he will hang himself with it.

  97. jzh says:

    I don’t get the hate for her. She may well have married the wrong man, but this does not mean she is responsible for his immature bullshit. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to raise your boyfriend/spouse. He proved how immature he is by going on the radio to discuss something personal. Good for her for moving on with class. He is a moron.

  98. Kim says:

    Reports are Ben Harper left Laura because she was spending too much time with the Gang(Courtney, Sheryl,Jen)

  99. C-DUB says:

    I just hope they keep it classy.

  100. Juice in LA says:

    I hate the argument that the woman “knew what she was getting into”. Its completely unfair to require that a wife not expect her husband to “effing” grow up after 14 years and having children. If she had left him 2-3 years into it, then maybe she’s the bad guy, but I think she was HEROIC in her efforts to try to grow and build an adult family and life with him. Team Courtney on this all the way.

    I don’t hate him, I just think he’s a disaster.

  101. nita says:

    skibunny……they have been together 11 years, who are you to say they havent nworked “harder”. Im going thru this same process and it bugs the hell out of me that people assume that we DID NOT try. people dont know how long they TRIED. 11 years is a long time for any couple and who knows, maybe theyve been TRYING HARD for the last 8 years? why do people assume that this would be the first bump in the road!? i think it goes beyond what anyone knows and your comment really bugged me! trying harder for kids is a given, but staying together JUST for the kids is just stupid and only hurts everyone involved!

  102. Ms. J says:

    “he said he was “feeling distance.” He said they hadn’t been intimate “in a month or so.” (His wife is “real and emotional… She’s an emotional woman and if it doesn’t feel right, then she doesn’t feel like bonding in that way,” he said.)”

    …this is TMI in my opinion! If I were Courtney and heard this I’d be pissed!

    While this whole thing was ‘sweet’ he should not have made such a public statement on a private matter. We as fans can always speculate, but I think he should have kept it classy, said that they are working out their stuff and who knows what the future holds.

    This whole interview was unnecessary.

  103. Wanda says:

    He sealed his fate with this interview. There is no way in HELL she’ll want to get back with him after this.

  104. Corey says:

    I’ve read a few replies here and have a comment for those of you defending Courtney because it would get old dealing with “immaturity.”
    One person said above about him having ADHD, and that’s probably spot on. I will be 40 next week and have been on Adderall for 16 years.
    So here’s my concern, why can’t he get tired of her obsessive career whoring ways. She is more concerned about image than matters of the heart. Why should we ADHD’ers become as boring as the rest of you cattle that are followers trying desperately to fit in?
    My guess is that David will come out of this smelling like roses; unless we find out he was doing something that qualifies as bad. My bet is that Courtney will get villainized for being more concerned about career, image, and what other people thinks.
    Let me inject Jennifer A. into this a little bit. Look at her, all that money and a career, but she put keeping her body intact over having a baby and it ruined her marriage.
    My opinion has changed on Courtney over the years, I thought since she put Arquette in her name and did have a baby, she wasn’t a career whore, but she just turned into one as far as I’m concerned.
    You go David, nothing wrong with being a Kook as long as you’re a good one. I certainly am one.

  105. abby says:

    For one thing, it was NOT a month of them not having sex, it was FOUR. And it seems like CC did the dumping. He said he would take her back in a minute if he could. He sounded like he was very sad about it.

  106. Joe says:

    He cheated. Simple. He’s a cheat and she should dump his sorry ass. Poor baby? Nah. Just spoiled. Someone more deserving–who won’t cheat on her–is going to get that babe now! Too bad, so sad, you cheatin’ loser!

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