Courteney Cox and David Arquette have remained very civil and friendly toward each other in the wake of their divorce. It’s refreshing to see. She sat in the audience during his Dancing With The Stars episodes, they’ve been seen out together with their daughter Coco, 8, and they’ve given joint (sometimes too candid) interviews to Howard Stern about their relationship and breakup. All of that may be changing now that Arquette has a steady girlfriend. Cox is said to be suspicious of Arquette’s girlfriend of over a year, Entertainment Tonight reporter Christina McLarty. According to The National Enquirer, Cox believes that McLarty is using Arquette for his fame and access, which frankly doesn’t make sense to me. I mean he’s not a big celebrity although he does own a bar.
Arquette confirmed his relationship with McLarty in September of last year, and said he was “in the friend zone” with Cox at that time. You might remember that McLarty was married to “Girls Gone Wild” narcissist Joe Francis for just two months in 2010. So Courteney’s concerns might be valid. Here’s more:
Courtney Cox… has reportedly been meddling in David’s romance. She’s convinced that [McLarty] is just trying to profit from his fame and she doesn’t want their 8 year-old daughter spending time with her, say sources.
But David, who filed for divorce in early June, is genuinely smitten with Christina. He’s moved her into his Los Angeles home and hopes to marry her…
“Until recent days, David has gotten along fairly amicably with Courteney. They settled into a groove where their main concern is jointly raising Coco in a happy, healthy environment… but [Courteney] drew the line at tolerating Christina.
“Courteney is still kicking and screaming and trying to get David to see what she sees – that Christina isn’t good for him and she’s probably just using him to get more famous,” divulged the source. “She can’t bear the thought of another woman having a hand in raising her daughter…”
[David] has worked hard to keep the peace between the two women, including heeding Courteney’s request to limit the time Coco spends with Christina.
But at the same time, he’s demanded that Courteney “stop her anti-Christina campaign,” said the insider. “It remains to be seen if she can tolerate life with Christina.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 10, 2012]
If this is what’s really going on behind the scenes, David seems to be trying his best to keep both Christina and Courteney happy. I’ve been impressed with how Courteney and David handled their business, and with how open they both were, particularly David when he went on Oprah and gave some painful details of his childhood and recent struggle with sobriety. You get the impression that Courteney and David both love their daughter and are trying to put aside petty feelings and put her interests first. I’m not surprised to hear they’ve hit a snag now that David has a new girlfriend, but I hope that they work it out for Coco’s sake. Given all we know about them, I expect they will. I’m a little worried about David, though, because he does not look sober in that recent photo (above). Plus he’s holding a Keith Richards puppet, which is not a good sign.
David Arquette is shown in the header with Christina McLarty at his bar, Beacher’s Madhouse, on 8-30-12. He’s shown below with his daughter, Coco, on 7-16-12. Courteney Cox is shown out on 5-28 and 6-21-12. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com
Nothing new here. I would expect this from Courteney. She seems like a control freak. Cute little girl though.
A person can’t really do much about who their ex dates; I’ve had the same experience, but unless her kid is in physical danger, she’ll just have to live with it..
Look and Brandi and who her ex chose, and those boys still are able to be around LeAnn.
She looks just like Courtney Cox, just younger and a little orange.
woaw he obviously has a type..she looks like courtney.
I thought that first pict was Courteney. He has his type, I guess.
I did too.
OMG! Coco’s so BIG! she’s adorable & looks just like Aunties Patricia & Roseanna!
HAAAA-HA! Courtney got BRUCE WILLIS’D by David! SNAP!
she dumped him and thought she could do better and not only did he get sober, together and a successful new venture…he got himself a younger, sexier woman who gets soaking wet for a grown-a*s man who honors his vaudevillian heritage by playing with puppets. PLUS, he’s looking hotter than ever.
good for you, David. you da man! 😉 😛
Love David!!! I think he’s great and hope he’s happy…just one detail, Christina is ONLY younger than Courteney, and is also pretty but prettiER and sexier? give me a break…hardly.
Oh, and not that anybody cares but I think the whole NE article is BS
This comment is my absolute favourite kind of crazy. “gets soaking wet for a grown-a*s man who honors his vaudevillian heritage by playing with puppets” is probably the most wonderfully insane thing I have read in a long time. You’re amazing. Don’t ever change.
She just seems jealous to me.
Nice fillers Courteney!
But yeah, I don’t really see the famewhoring thing here.
Well he certainly has a type .
I don’t much care about the people but that is an awesome puppet. It’s more lifelike than the actual Keith Richards.
I gotta say, they seem to be models for cordial co-parenting that puts the kid first, so bravo to both of them for that.
I mean, yeah, I would probably not be thrilled at the new GF if I were in Courtney Cox’s situation–that woman seems like she’s pretty shady. But at the end of the day, as long as David is staying sober and focused on being a good dad, and not making out in front of Coco, Cox is going to have to do what she can to be ok with it.
I’m partially ashamed to admit this but last weekend I watched Scream and Scream 2 (on VHS, blast from the past, image quality was sub-par to say the least…) and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although her hair in those movies is absolutely atrocious. Scream 3 is the worst though… the bangs, oh God, the bangs….
Team David on this one. He seems like such a sweet guy – and didn’t she dump him? Maybe time to drop the jealous ex craziness and let him have a little happiness, no?
he does seem like a sweet guy.
eugh! no respect for people who date someone so much younger/older than them.
WEll, he is famous enough to provide access-i mean, his ex is courtney cox, and his sisters are famous….that’s alot of access to fairly high profile/famous celebs, through that network alone….
i’m sure he gets invited to industry events, etc. too….famewhoring is def. a possibility IMO.
i also thought that was CC in the top photo-wow. i personally think he’s still hung up on CC, and I think CC could not deal with the man-child thing with substance abuse issues, that’s why she decided on a split…..
so i don’t fault her, either. life happens. i think her concerns are legit in this case-as far as him being used. don’t know how the gf is around the kid.
Ugh – please stop with the Botox!
I know courtney is precieved as very controling. But perhaps she is realy concerned for david’s well being. I mean the Joe Francis connection would bother me.
I’m with Courtney on this one. I’d be suspicious of ANYONE who associates with (OR MARRIES!!!!) Joe Francis. That guy is pure evil.
I’m confused. I thought David broke up with McLarty ages ago, because they couldn’t make a long-distance relationship work.
Anyway, he seems like a good guy; hopefully, she isn’t just using him, because he deserves better than that.
But the lady already rubs elbows with famous people and already has solid exposure. Why would she want to use David, who by no means is all that famous, to get up the “ladder”, as it were?
It doesn’t make sense.
She needs to let go.
As the mother of an almost 8 y/o girl, I can see Courteney being concerned about her daughter spending time with someone who was married (even if it was only for 2 months) to the “man” responsible for Girls Gone Wild. I’d be worried about the kind of morals & values this woman would be sharing with my impressionable child.
Wait, she doesn’t want to be replaced by a younger version of herself?
It makes her seem jelly, but come on….
No. She doesn’t want her child around a sketchy person.
I like David, but I’ve always thought of him as a bit strange, not your average guy, but had a penchant for dressing strangely and acted out, too. I never understood why Courtney married him because they just didn’t seem like a match, but did she marry him for money? About the new woman, Courtney might be right in her assessment, that McLarty could be after David’s money, too, because of David being so strange. I would not discount the possibility, but whoever he dates, well, Courtney is going to have to share her child, and I’m SURE she hates it. Can’t blame her there..
I think they might have been spending too much time together post-divorce. I think Courtney might be right about David’s new girlfriend but it’s really not her place to have a say in who he dates unless there are drugs or another kind of abuse involved. It sucks but that’s *divorce*.
I read somewhere that she divorced him because she was tired of mothering him all the time – sounds like she’s still mothering him even though they’re divorced!