Maybe Courteney Cox and David Arquette could have a double wedding.
Within a week of "Cougar Town's" Cox announcing that she's engaged to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, her ex-husband, Arquette, has special news of his own: he's now engaged to Christina McLarty.
Even as they go their separate ways, Courteney Cox and David Arquette appear to be on the same page.
The two actors, who split up in 2010, both filed for divorce on June 8, People reports. Arquette, 40, cited irreconcilable differences in his filing, and Cox, who turns 48 Friday, did the same. They're also both seeking joint legal and physical custody of their daughter Coco, who celebrated her eighth birthday Wednesday.
David Arquette's told us in the past that he and estranged wife Courteney Cox can see other people, and it looks like that wasn't just talk.
E! Online reports that Arquette revealed the identity of his new girlfriend on Howard Stern’s Sirius show: "Entertainment Tonight" reporter Christina McLarty.
The 40-year-old told listeners Wednesday that he and Cox have moved into "the friend zone," opening him up to see “someone new.” The pair split last October after 11 years of marriage.
Estranged couple Courteney Cox and David Arquette have oft repeated that their split hasn't affected their friendship, and it doesn't look like it's affected their business relationship either. TVLine reports that the actors are reportedly developing a sitcom together.
The “Friends”-esque comedy series “explores the ups and downs of relationships across a group of friends, spanning 10 years,” according to sources. It’s tentatively titled “10 Years.”
Two of the characters may be nominally inspired by David and Courteney's separation and co-parenting situation. (The actors are parents to daughter Coco, 7.) Arquette could potentially be a star, but Cox would likely stay behind the scenes, as she has “Cougar Town” commitments.
The couple will start pitching the ensemble project to networks soon, and TVLine speculates that Cox and Arquette’s ABC Studios-based Coquette Productions will likely get first dibs.
Turning 40 is said to be like hitting the big 3-0 for the second time around, but for David Arquette, it’s also an opportunity to give back.
The actor, who will celebrate his 40th on September 8, has organized a "birthday giveback" to raise money to benefit Malaria No More, an organization on a mission to put a stop to malaria related deaths in Africa by 2015. Sumitomo Chemical, which makes the Olyset mosquito net, is matching each donation up to a total of $25,000.
“The campaign is about the gift of growing up,” Arquette tells CNN. “Because children are most susceptible to dying from malaria if they’re under 5 it’s a huge marker if a child in Africa makes it past 5 years old, that they’ll be able to live and thrive. So that’s sort of the idea behind this.”
If David Arquette’s relationship with his estranged spouse Courteney Cox could be summed up with a status update, it would probably read, “It’s complicated.”
The 39-year-old actor told CNN as much while on the red carpet at the premiere of his film “Scream 4,” which also stars Cox.
“Anyone who’s gone through something like this knows that it’s really difficult,” Arquette said of the couple’s separation last fall. “People are complicated, we’re complicated creatures.”
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