Courteney Cox-Arquette & David Arquette Are Dunzo!


Right after I posted THIS item about David Arquette talking about the possible sub-title of Scream 4, news broke that he and wife Courteney Cox-Arquette have split up! To be honest, I head to read the headline twice because … OMG, how have these two split up? AND, as if news of the split weren’t shocking enough … the couple have apparently been on the outs for “several months” now! Dude … Courteney and David are dunzo!

Courteney Cox and David Arquette have separated after 11 years of marriage … and TMZ has learned they’ve been separated for several months. A source close to the couple tells us the two are “still friends” and they maintain a business relationship with each other. In fact, sources tell us … no lawyers are involved. The couple has one child together. David and Courteney met on the set of “Scream” sometime around 1995 … and were married in 1999. They are currently co-starring in the upcoming “Scream” movie due out next year. There was a hint of things to come back on September 25 when Arquette was spotted out, sans wedding ring.

AND … to add insult to injury, there is a reported connection to Lindsay Lohan in this sad split. Well, kinda. After the jump, find out what the connection is and read the official statement from Courteney and David about their dunzoness …

So, do you remember that chick who reportedly punched Lindsay Lohan at Voyeur nightclub on her birthday last July? Yeah, well that chick may be the reason why David Arquette split from wifey Courteney:

The reason word got out that Courteney Cox and David Arquette separated is because pictures have surfaced of David and a woman with whom he has been intimate … We’re told the woman in question is Jasmine Waltz (right) — if that name sounds familiar, that’s because she’s the girl who punched Lindsay Lohan on LiLo’s birthday a few months back. Our sources say David and Jasmine began seeing each other after David and Courteney had separated and agreed to see other people. That said … we’re told a divorce is by no means a done deal. We’ve learned the couple has been living apart for several months, but there is a “real possibility” they could get back together. As one source said, “It’s a work in progress.” As for why they separated, one source simply said, “Life.”

HMMM … well, at least it sounds like the couple are handling things like adults. Here is the official statement released by the couple about this split news:

“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.”

Wow. This is just … insane. It just goes to show, despite the fact that everybody knows about everybody’s business in this age of social networking …. some folks know how to keep a secret. Here’s hoping the couple works out their issues in the way that works best for them … whether they stay together or not. This is just … a bummer.

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  • nicole

    WHAT! no way! im speechless… all i can do is go :O

  • Joon

    it’s too bad. it’s hard to be married, so i can’t imagine what it must be like to be married and be in the spotlight. my heart goes out to them. i hope they work it out.

  • Mike

    Nooooo they are the one celebrity couple that I really thought would last. Now my hopes at a lasting relationship rests solely on posh and becks!

  • Ama

    Whoa! this news shocked me as much as Brittney Murphy’s death did.

    Crazy and totally unexpected. I’m glad they are handling the situation in a mature manner and aren’t talking bad about one another to the public. I wish them and their daughter the best of luck and hope that everything remains peaceful between them.

  • truthyisalways

    Actually, I’m not that shocked. This seems like one of those marriages where opposites attracted, they love and respect each other and tried very very very hard over many many years to make it work, but in the end, it’s work, you know? Cox has mentioned couples counseling even in the early days of their marriage. There are so many relationship elements that are part of a couple’s life–chemistry as well as compatibility, and it seems like without one eventually the relationship will run its course. The older I get the less I see relationships that don’t last forever as a failure. They may reconcile, but if not, they had a good run, y’all, and that’s a hopeful thing.

  • You know that sound Snooki makes when she’s whining. “WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?” I just made that sound and if I wasn’t so upset I would most definitely be ashamed. I just…love these two together. :(

  • Rebecca

    Best wishes…and thanks for not using the press as a weapon.

  • Kate

    I don’t think you should call it dunzo, Trent. I think an admittedly trial separation after over ten years of marriage is a lot different than “dunzo.” They very well may work things out, and I think David would be crazy to let a woman like Courteney go. And I actually disagree with truthyisalways. Chemistry and compatibility are actually much smaller c’s than commitment. They obviously have some kind of chemistry and compatibility, or it wouldn’t have lasted this long. As you get older, sex matters less, and “life” and the life you have built together matters more. Maybe they really do just need this to work the kinks out. I know many veteran couples who have done the same.

  • Brenna

    Remember when there was that weird thing where filming was halted on the show? I wonder if it is related to this?

  • Ashley

    I’m kind of surprise they lasted this long. They never seemed right for each other but it is shocking. I wonder if it had anything to do with the guy who plays Bobby her ex on “Cougar Town”. I remember hearing they were out together

  • Luv Ya

    Brenna, don’t you just think? Yeah, something went down and since no one was hospitalized, it prob’s was relationship related.

    Never got the vibe from these two. He’s basically a bit of a fruitcake and she’s not. I wouldn’t hold out much hope for a reconciliation if they’re both seeing other people.

  • Lauri

    No way.

  • Nicole


  • dq

    my jaw dropped when i saw this!

  • Sorcha

    I gotta admit – I’m shocked. I thought they would last forever. They seem like they were opposites but that was why they worked, they balanced each other out.
    It did occur to me (as it did to others here) that perhaps those rumours about Cox having an affair with her co-star might be true?
    I have a lot of respect for them though regarding their approach to the situation, none of the fanfare that Oksana and Mel are creating for example. They have a young daughter who needs to be protected and cared for and it looks like they’re doing just that by keeping it private.
    I wish them the best of luck in whatever they decide to do with their relationship.

  • sc

    when I found out I also did a double check.. this is the WTF moment of the day

  • Lisa L

    Whoa!!! What??? =(

  • Janelle

    From what I’ve heard, David sounds like a straight-up, down-to-earth, goofy guy. I wish him happiness.

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  • Darcy

    David was on Howard this morning saying basically the same thing… still friends, still love each other, handling it friendly, etc… he did make it sound unlikely that they’d reconcile though. This whole thing makes me sad – David seems to be such a nice guy and I always liked their “opposites attract” thing they had going.

  • jenn

    take a look at this!!
    an audio of him on howard stern :s
    i didnt expect him to be a douche.

  • Janelle

    @ darcy : do you listen to Howard? He’s such a cool guy. My boyfriend loves it when David comes on and hopes maybe he will more often since he and Cox have split.

  • Jen

    BLAH! I am losing hope!

  • helen

    And i thought “a deal was a deal”

  • jane

    agrees with @Mike.