October 12th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

Arquette: I'm not the one who asked to separate

Right on the heels of the announcement that David Arquette and wife Courteney Cox are in the midst of a trial separation after 11 years of marriage, Arquette decided to call in to Howard Stern’s radio show to reveal his side of what happened in their relationship.

“Listen, we’re best friends,” Arquette, 39, told Stern of Cox, 46. “She’s the greatest woman I’ve ever met. I’m not the one who called this separation.”

Arquette went on to explain that Cox gave him a motorcycle after their 11th wedding anniversary and told him, “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.”

When the couple headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to film “Scream 4,” Arquette said he was feeling “distance” from Cox.

“We’re shooting 'Scream 4' in Ann Arbor, Michigan...one of the biggest college towns and there’s all these kids around that are in like their 20’s," Arquette recalled. "I say to her, ‘Well if you’re not my mother anymore, I’m just going to [expletive] be myself. I’m going to be myself.’"

He said he did "go a little crazy," but "not in a bad way" and he didn't have sex with anyone. "I just like, went out and I was myself."

Although Arquette might have been more of “himself” while in Ann Arbor, he was also adamant that he wasn’t unfaithful to Cox during their marriage.

“Listen, I spent eleven years of my marriage [being] the most faithful man in the whole [expletive] world. You can never even imagine,” he told Stern. “I was a [expletive] champion. I’m legendary.”

And as for that rumor that Arquette has acquired a girlfriend, he gives a firm “bull[expletive],” although he has slept with a young lady once, “maybe twice,” he told Stern.

And, Arquette added, just because they've separated doesn’t mean they’ve lost all civility towards each other.

“We co-exist still,” Arquette said. “We have a child. We spend time together with Coco. I stay at the house sometimes, our house...we switch around.”

Arquette said that he and Cox told Coco, 6, about their separation before it went public. “We went to the beach and had a picnic, and sat her down and explained to her that we’re grown-ups. And a lot of the time when grown-ups are growing up they need to figure out their lives....sometimes that takes each other having a little space.”

When Coco asked if they were getting a divorce, he told her, “no, we’re not getting a divorce, we’re just taking some time apart to get to know ourselves better and get to know what we want out of our mate better.”

soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. Stacey

    "we’re just taking some time apart to get to know ourselves better and get to know what we want out of our mate better.”

    Really? You'd think after 11 years they would know by now what they want out of each other, yes? It's over. They should have told Coco the truth – it's over.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jay

    This guy needs to grow up and shut up. Oh my wife told me to see other people. So that makes it morally ok? This guy is 39 not 12. He's old enough to know right from wrong. Courtney is the mother of his child and he should have more respect for her than to blab personal details about an already painful situation. This is just another example of someone doing what makes them feel better no matter who it hurts. A poor trait that unfortuantely our society has adopted and a lot seem to think is ok. What ever happen to respecting others and their feelings? He 's not the only one hurting in this situation. There are two other people to consider, is wife and daughter, but then again that is something a grownup would do.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Frid

    So he was filming in a college town surrounded by what? 18 to 23 year olds. The suggestion is that he at 39 fit right in and had fun. At 39 with that crowd he's old enough to be the father of some. Revealing.

    October 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jacomo1025

    It seems like the characteristics that Courtney liked most about David in the early years are what she's most unhappy with now. I was never sure if Arquette's antics were truly his personality or an act – he just seems very immature. It's very possible Courtney really did get tired of waiting for him to grow up. It happens. Hey. Didn't the same thing happen in the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire"? Ha!

    October 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SEA

    I didn't read through all the comments but does any one else find it GROSS that this 39 YEAR OLD MAN is "finding himself" in, what he admits to be, a college town? I am only 28 and I wouldn't want anything to do with the college scene cause I have been there, done that, know what it is like and by no means feel I want to revert to a 18-21 year old again. He is a child. Yes, it's great he is being "honest" and you could hear that he was sad but a man would have kept quiet.

    October 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dannon

    So what I got from this article was.... they named their child Coco? wow...

    October 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lori

    @Whatever – marry someone your own age? There's only 7 years different between their ages. That's hardly a generational gap. And people do change after they've been married for 11 years. They grow up. Or at least they're supposed to. You become parents and you have to take on more responsibility, etc. You're making it sound like she married a 15 year old and he should be allowed to act like a 26 year old now. He's 39 for god's sake.

    October 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jayanthi

    They're married until they get a divorce. Separation is not divorce. Sleeping with others while married... is cheating. This guy's a toolbox.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BT

    The women that comment on this topic are retarded and in lockstep with each other. Girl power! lol

    October 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sockpuppet

    UM did anyone hear that Courtney TOLD him to go out and see other people? Do you understand what that means? No woman tells her husband, even in a separation, to do that unless she has already moved on to someone else. Then she doesn't have to feel guilty about having a boyfriend of her own.
    Yeah, maybe he is immature. But so what? She picked him. She needs to live with the choice, as long as he isn't abusive or cheating (which he wasn't while together). They have a little kid who has to pay the price of her being "tired of being his mother". Too d*Mned bad-she should've thought of that 14 years ago when she married him.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. amyfisher

    It took 11 years to figure out she is not a mother? Sure she did, stay in the kitchen where you belong.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Billy

    Courtney Cox called for the seperation from David Arquette because she woke up and realized what a frieking spare he is.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marnie

    If he's mouthing off like this about their personal problems in public, I can only imagine how obnoxious he is behind closed doors. She's right to leave the loser.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kat

    Let's get this straight. If you married and you are separated, you are not divorced. That means you are married. If you sleep with someone else "once or twice" (says a lot for the girl he slept with, huh? he can't even remember how many times?) then you have cheated in your marriage. End of story. Idiot doesn't even have the sense to keep his mouth shut. If they do split, she has all the evidence of infidelity she needs out of his own mouth. If they do work it out, she gets to live with him having blabbed his infidelity on the radio. He's a real genius.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Howard Stern Robby Gordon


    October 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. david anderson

    david thought he had a say,in the matter,when his wife wanted to separate?i don't think so.when are the wimp men,in the world,going to learn that you don't marry them! duh.marriage is a fantasy and divorce,is reality.only 3 things last forever,death,taxes and lying politions.i will never get married.i rather be dead.well,marriage and death,are kind of the same thing.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Dude! Who taught you to spell and/or write?
      WOW! I hope you are in the 4th grade – because if you have moved past that point of your education – you got SCREWED!!

      October 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. David Arquette

    Oh hey and did I mention I have a new movie coming out soon...? Moar scandal, moar!!!

    October 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lorin

    I listened to clips of David's interview this morning and I must say he sounded very sad and heartbroken. We will never know for sure who called for the seperation but I hope the two of them can work it out. They've been together for a long time and I'd hate to see their relationship just end in a blink of an eye. Do I think David unleashed a little bit too much information? Yes. But I think when you are heartbroken you just want an ear to listen to you. Howard gave him an ear and he gave Howard the information.....

    October 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      Yeah, and he REALLY increased the chances of getting back together by airing his dirty laundry on Stern. Why doesn't he shut his piehole in public and talk to HER or a marriage counselor if he is serious. Does he really think telling all to Howie will win her back?

      October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Diane

    Courtney found out being a semi-cougar in real life isn't all it's cracked up to be! He sounded like a juvenile idiot on Stern's talk show...."I'm legendary", please he thinks this because he didn't cheat on her? What the heck does he want , a medal or something? At 39 if he can't grow up and act like a mature adult....why waste any more time? Move on Courtney....I just bet she'll have no trouble at all finding a MAN who is really legendary and all grown up!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sassy

    Does anyone else find it sad that in this day and age a man is considered "legendary" for not cheating on his wife??

    October 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I find it sad that THIS man thinks that HE is legendary for not cheating on his wife.....
      Personally, I've been married for 12 faithful years – but I am quite certain that my faithfulness does not make me "legendary".

      October 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Babak form LA

    He should respect their privacy and keep his mouth shut.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. boocat

    Shows how immature this idiot is. He goes on Howard Stern and spills his guts about his marriage. Guess he didn't get the memo he's not in high school anymore.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Rich

    Did any of you listen to the Stern Show the other day? He stated quite clearly that they are legally separated and had agreed to seeing other people. While the marriage was working, and they were not separated with an agreement to allow them to see other people, he was faithful to her. If not for the chick he hooked up with, during their agreed upon separation where they are allowed to see other people, spouting off to the media their separation would still be rumor. Let them work out their crap and stop jumping to conclusions based on poorly written articles that poorly paraphrases the actual interview where David sounded genuinely hurt and upset.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dan

    Isn't this exactly what Rachel and Ross did? "...We were on a break!"
    Until the divorce papers are signed, they're still married. They are each others' spouse. So, technically it is cheating until the papers are signed. If he really wanted to "work" on the marriage he wouldn't have blabbed it to the world on Stern's show of all places. For me, that would absolutely be a shut the door and change the locks moment. Was surprised they lasted as long as they did. That Arquette family seems a little....different...

    October 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Common Sense

    I must agree with the person who indicated staying together for the children is not always the best alternative. Children know if their parents are happy or not and that will carry with them the rest of their lives, impacting their future relationships. If the parents are mature and sensible people they can parent their children separately and also be happy themselves. Life is way too short to be in a miserable marriage. Many people use the children as an excuse because they are afraid of being alone or because they are afraid. Realize we are no longer in the 50's – we have CHOICES!!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. remy

    and finally the true colors show.....an immature self centered moron

    October 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Yesimnuman

    Why would you go on the air with Howard Stern and talk about the intimate details of your marriage??? No wonder his wife wants out!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Carmar

    Courtney – Run away as fast as you can. He is way too immature for you, but typical of many of the dudes these days. Mama's boy.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sad for them

    If he wanted to save the marriage, he wouldn't have slept with anyone while separated. Some people feel trapped by marriage. Well then, don't get married and lead your wife on!
    It is sad for them both, as he will probably regret this, and she probably tried much harder to keep the marriage together.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  30. famousamy

    It's not legandary to be completely faithful to your wife!
    It's expected.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Couldn't agree more.
      Apparently he thinks that being faithful should have earned him some sort of medal...

      October 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jenn

    He seems like a decent man to me, even if he did run off at the mouth too much to Howard Stern. Well...? You can't have 'em stoic AND sensitive, at the same time. He's obviously more on the sensitive side...I'd rather have my man that way, I don't like the colder prouder type even if the sensitive emotional types are a little unpredictable. He loves her, it's clear. He is praising her character on the show. That is actually hard to find after 11 years, still sounding as if he really adores her. He didn't sleep with anyone til Cox seems like she practically told him she wanted him to do so. So he is dorky and immature - well, he's mature enough to have stayed faithful 11 years, mature enough to be a father. Nobody's perfect. I hope they can work it out. Their kid is completely adorable and to me, they seem like a good match regardless. Cox has a dorky funny side too.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. LBW

    Someone "Seperated" is not unmarried "Divorced" is. Also, If she did not want to be his mother why did she choose an immature, juvenile "big boy" instead of a capable, grown-up adult man? Maybe she couldn't find one amoung her "Friends".

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  33. Connie

    Who cares! He cheated! He broke a vow, period. Does marriage mean anything to anyone in Hollywood, then why get married.
    They all give up on each other. It is suppose to be for better or worse, period. Love is a gift and he messed it up.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  34. Elissa

    Anyone can entertain the public through movies and television but only they can be parents to their child. So in my opinion they should stop with the pride issues and work it out. For one another sake and for Coco's,

    October 13, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jim

    He slept with a "young lady." That sounds kind of creepy.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  36. JSK

    I love how these celebrities issue public statements about their personal affairs, begging for privacy, then take to Twitter, etc. and continue to air their dirty laundry.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. DEE


    October 13, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  38. Bugs

    He's been sleeping with people the WHOLE time they've been married. My cousin works with her and she's been heartbroken by his infidelities for years. Just add liar and adulterer to the list now...

    October 13, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Yes – I'm sure she confided with your "cousin" about her marriage. What does your cousin do for a living? Camera man? Director? Set assistant?
      I ALWAYS tell people I work with all of my problems......

      October 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |

    David.. bro.. she bought you a bike, and biketoberfest in daytona is coming up.. go, and I guarentee courtney will be the farthest thing from your mind..

    October 13, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  40. JC

    Hey look everyone it's another Jennifer Anniston in the making.Between Cox, Anniston and Demi...they make for three very embarassing middle aged women. Cougar Town is a pethetic show and no doubt the end of Courtneys career. Her plastic surgery has made her one ugly woman...

    October 13, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • RMD

      I saw her on a talk show, and she looks scary and plastic, her face doesn't move! It's sad that women think they need to disfigure themselves to look "younger". Growing old gracefully is beautiful!

      October 13, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • What?

      Those are some pretty big accusations with nothing to back it up. Why are we hating Jennifer Anniston? Because her husband publicly humiliated her and left her for another woman? Why are we hating Demi Moore? Beacuse her husband has been all over the papers as a cheater? Why are you hating Courtney Cox? Because her emotionally immature husband decided to air their business on a radio show. Yes, he sounded heartbroken but he also sounded like he was 15. Seems like your hating is a little misplaced...

      October 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. LoopsFroot

    I totally get where she says that she doesn't want to be his "mother" anymore. Maybe she does have control issues and tried to change him. Maybe he was and still is immature. Who knows? I just hope that whatever they decide to do, they handle this in a mature and adult way. (Strike one for David on his Howard Stern stop)
    Let's hope that Courtney doesn't go the Maniston route and have herself a pity party at every opportunity.

    October 13, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • mizmezzo

      Totally with you on that one. Not sure anyone can whine as much as Waaaaah niston

      October 13, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  42. solo35

    @David Lurie, LOL! everyone should really stop being so emotional about this couple's life, really! NEXT!

    October 13, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  43. J

    Disgusting... Marriage has been so cheapened in this world.

    October 13, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  44. mary

    Courtney sounds controlling and manipulative. David got married to have a wife not a mom. She sounds like someone who married a man then spent 11 years trying to change him.

    October 13, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  45. Jml

    When a woman suddenly looses interest usually there is already another guy... You need to move on dude.

    October 13, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  46. King J

    You are all ignorant that speak badly of him! Live in his shoes for a few days and deal with false stories and then decide that if you had 1 of the biggest media outlets to speak openly about the true situation, or atleast what he wanted to get out there and maybe even what Courtney wanted him to get out there as well, if you wouldnt. you assume that he wasnt acting as well on some of what he said, then you are oblivious. He obviously still loves her and obviously was joking about numerous things, just like he always does. Let them live their lives and stop being so negative about their situation. Maybe its all true!

    October 13, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  47. david lurie

    They were on a break!

    October 13, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  48. RW

    About time she woke up! ....Courtney, can I call you Mom now?

    October 13, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  49. ac

    The more he talks the worse he looks. Oh yes, it looks like he's really serious about making the marriage work...sleeping around while they're still married, and then going and telling the whole world about it. What a jerk, how inconsiderate to his wife – too. That's probably why she's sick of him, a thoughtless, selfish, immature p...

    October 13, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  50. Tina

    He didn't cheat at all. When they separated they agreed to see other people, they set up 'boundaries' (straight from their own rep). They are legally separated have been since the beginning of this year. He didn't cheat on her they both agreed to see other people. That people is not 'cheating' and he's got a right to free speech. That's the same right that gives you a*holes permission to sit at your computers & bash a man before even reading and comprehending the article. Agreeing to see other people during a separation isn't cheating. Now if he'd actually cheated I could understand, but he didn't & neither did she. I don't know how many times a person has to say that they agreed to see other people before others actually start comprehending the meaning.

    October 13, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
    • For reals?

      Their marital vows are bigger than any "I want to see other people" agreement they came to. It's infidelity (cheating), even if they opened the door for it.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. b!tch this


    October 13, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  52. nick

    You people are so ignorant! If you had listened to Stern this morning you would have known the reason he was calling in was so idiots like you guys would not start calling him a cheater. He was a player before he met Courtney, then he fell in love with her changed his lifestyle and never cheated and was a loving husband for 11 years. Courtney is tired of his goofball act and wants a more emotional guy so they agreed to a break 4-6 months ago. Courtney told David that since she wasn't sleeping with him and hadn't slept with him in months that it was fine to go meet his needs. They both agreed to that and just did not want to hear about it. The girl he hooked up with and only girl leaked the info thus making the couple go public with the separation. If you people must point blame, my guess is Courtney is hooking up with her co-star emotionally before and now physically.

    October 13, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Exactly

      This article was poorly written. Legally separated is NOT married.

      October 13, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      On what planet does that equal not married?

      October 13, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      You start with "you people are idiots"....

      And then you follow up with a long, babbling comment that makes little sense.

      I think your new nickname should be "The Pot"

      October 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. danny

    Is like every other b#*+ I mean, woman out there. When they r tired of u they say" oh I need time" bull! Be single! Have fun!!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Shash

      Bitter much? If he wants to be single, then he should get a full on divorce.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Grit

    Separated is not divorced! So, you cheated,David. And keep your mouth shut.

    October 13, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  55. lynn

    once or twice that is so lame. most men are dogs they think they are gods we should worship, yes even in the twenty-first century.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I have seen this type of comment so many times "most men"...are some kind of bad person.
      What I have found is that most of the women that make these comments are just very BAD at choosing men.
      You all want a rock star, or the super-charming guy that everyone loves – but you want him to be faithful.....maybe you should take a closer look at the Engineer or the Accountant that might be a little boring – but will love you and remain faithful to you forever in spite of your faults......get to know someone before you sleep with him. It worked for my wife.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Rockwoodcomic

    They were on a break! Oh wait... that was Ross and Rachel. Never mind.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ELizabeth

    Here's a thought – when she said she didn't want to be your mother anymore, instead of going out and "being yourself", try the alternative – growing up. Calling into Howard Stern and giving intimate details of your marriage is tacky. Even worse is ending the interview with a shameless plug for Cougar Town. Pathetic.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Steve

    People like drama, and this is. They don't say here what they each need to work on and their plan, which might resonate with some and help them out. There is no solution even brought up. I would like to hear more than just their woes and what they did to get separated. Are they in counseling? That would be nice to know. They are hard working human beings like us, and doing what they know to keep a child in both of their lives. I wish them well.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. percysmama

    If she did not want to be a mommy she should have married a man who was a little closer in age to her. also what a loser calling Stern. They are defiantly getting divorced. I am not a bit sad about it.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Seven years is not a big age gap by any leap of the imagination. Which makes this even more sad.

      October 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  60. susan lewis

    Separated is not divorced. He's still married, therefore he has now cheated and is bragging. His whole response here highlights his immaturity, she now has grounds for divorce,straight from the 'donkey's mouth. What a maroon.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Good point. I hope they can work out, though. I'd like to think there's at least one famous couple who cares about their children.

      October 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      THANK YOU! As for now, they claim they're not divorcing, they ARE still married. I don't know why some people on here are claiming he's not cheating because they're not married. Uh, yeah, they are.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  61. Frank

    He looks old there. Like he's 10 years older.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  62. tammy

    I think it is sad when any couple seperates., but sometimes our lives take us in different directions and besides they dont have to be together to love and raise their little girl. there are alot of divorced or seperated couples who raise children who turn out to be fine adults. so i think it is sad for 2 people to stay together for the sake of their children when they no longer want to be together. hello children pick up on these things.We dont give the children enough credit. So i wish them the best in whatever they decide to do.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  63. JC

    I like how he says once or twice. There is a big difference between having done this one or two times- does he think Courtney is an idiot? Not saying a definite number of times means that the reality is probably like 20 times. Be a man David. First off, shut up and don't air your dirty laundry. Secondly, at least tell the truth.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  64. how u doin?

    Man,hopefuly everything turns out ok only for the kids sake.its sad to see little kids taking the blow from 2 adults who argue like children.oh well,celebrities huh?who cares....but hey ladies,u sound very nice,im single
    ,faithful,27,n oh yea,i have no kids n not a celeb.no baggage,n i like nice long walks on the beach,until i get tired though.picnics is cool.hit me up if u are available!lmao

    October 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  65. TI

    "I don't want to be your mother anymore." lmao

    October 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Tru

    She deserves sooo much better. Let the girl he slept with once maybe twice buy his next motorcycle.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  67. AJ

    Slept with other woman twice called cheating! Thats it. Bad call on Stern show! Cost you young man even more! So sad!

    October 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. debbie from michigan

    I was born and raised in michigan... Life is a stumble ... We learn to get back up dust off the dirt and move on.. Let stars do the same. Give them privacy and room to do so.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • mizmezzo

      No problem, would love to give them privacy. He is the one who went onto the radio. And choosing Howard Stern's show to do it on topped it with the "no class" cherry.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  69. Candy

    I hope they can work things out they seem like a nice couple, especially for their little girl, but this seems like a standard amount of time for a Hollywood couple, time to turn in the old for the new!! We live in a "throw-away" society!!

    October 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • LexiHart

      So you were raised by a "hoe"? Any aunts and sisters are the same as well??? Grow up!!!

      October 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • LexiHart

      Sorry, I was replying to another post and my computer did something weird and it ended up on your entry.

      October 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  70. alumette

    He said he only slept with some young chick once or twice...really? which is it? more like 20 or 30.....right? either way, to his wife, once is enough..and you are out dude. What a fool. Denial and lies does not cover the truth. They want the comfort of a relationship but they are unable to live up to expectations. Courtney is too smart for that less than even match. He is out.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      Combine a poorly written article, and the low reading comprehension skills of most people, and you get stupid comments like these.. and since I was listening live I'll lay it out for you all.

      The were married for 11 years and he was faithful. There were UNTRUE rumors that she was cheating with her co-star on her show about 6 months ago. THEN about 4 months ago they decided to do a trial separation from each other to "find themselves" and WHILE THEY WERE SEPARATED he had s*x with that hot waitress one or two times, while SHE has been linked to her co-star yet again. So neither of them cheated while married.

      October 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      What the heck are you talking about? They're still married!

      October 13, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  71. MT

    Did any of you actually read the story?? Someone please point out where he said he slept with someone else DURING THE RELATIONSHIP!! You are obviosly taking his comments the way you WANT to take them, instead of putting them in context. He said he did NOT cheat. I took the comments about him sleeping with a young woman once or twice as something he did before, just to give the listeners some background. He is a celebrity, although not a very attractive one in my mind, but I'm sure he had ample opportunity to cheat – more than many men that DO cheat.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      And as for that rumor that Arquette has acquired a girlfriend, he gives a firm “bull[expletive],” although he has slept with a young lady once, “maybe twice,” he told Stern.

      No way in heck does that imply he slept with the young lady BEFORE the marriage. It's fairly clear that it occurred after the separation.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  72. Amit

    Who are these people? Never heard of them. Maybe I should buy a TV or go watch some movies.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. cant read

    U two need to work it out. For real.

    October 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  74. keisa

    What he said made no sense"I was faithful but slept with 2 women"

    October 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candy

      I think what he meant was that he was faithful during the marriage and then when she said "I dont want to b your mother anymore", he took it as a green light to go sleep with a couple women!!!

      October 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  75. OMG!

    Damn can any of the stars keep their private lives to themselves. they don't owe anyone an explaination about why they are splitting up. They have problems like everone else. they are not special they just make more money for what they do. so what he was faithful isn't that how you are suppose to be while you are married,therefore he gets no special awards for doing what he is suppose to do.

    October 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  76. duh

    Howard Stern rules!

    October 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. robblucien

    Ugh...I feel for both of them, and especially for the daughter. Relationships like anything change form. They seemed like a happy and normal couple, and they very well may have been...but again, everything changes.

    October 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  78. michael in dallas

    He did set some questions straight. But he also said some bone head stuff he shouldn't had made public. I don't understand what he means he said he was faithful. Then said he slept with two women?

    October 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LexiHart

      I agree. I didn't get that one either.

      October 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • charles

      Ya, I've been faithful mentally, but physically I slept with two other women. What a true idiot to not differentiate the two.
      Although this is standard stuff about the woman wanting to "move on to better things" and the man just being a loving husband. Why are women so totally unaware of others feelings, and pretend it's the other way around.

      October 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      HE DID NOT CHEAT, he slept with a women after she separated from him.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      They're still married, Joe; it's cheating.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Whiteram

      No it's not cheating; that's what a separation is – separating from marital constraints. If the expressed understanding by both parties is that they can do what they want during said separation, then he can sleep with a bevy of bovine if he wants and he's not cheating.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Godstar

      She rejected him, pretty much insulted him by not communicating what he wanted, and as a result the guy was hurt and lashed out in a pretty atypical manner – by trying to find comfort with someone else.

      No one person is at fault in this mess, they're both at fault and they've both screwed up their relationship. Maybe Cox needs to prioritize their family instead of creating a vapid show about older women who hook up with young men.

      October 13, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  79. Valencia


    October 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      The man is the father of a 6-year old little girl who shouldn't have to deal with her father phoning-up Howard Stern, announcing to the world that he slept with another woman, and expecting the world to see him as a hero because he didn't happen to cheat on her mother before they separated. If you prefer to see yourself as being just like him (desperately immature, devoid of depth, amd lacking respect for a partner and child), that's up to you. Kindly leave the rest of us out of it.

      October 13, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad Lastings


      October 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bluto

      Turn off your fricken CAPS LOCK button.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  80. nat

    Being seperated is not a green light to sleep with someone else..If you are seperated it means you should take time to work on yourself..

    October 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Florida Mom

      Nat, agree 100% with you. When I separated from my ex-husband, who was not only a jerk but also abusive, our daughter was 5 years old. I did not run right out and start my life over by sleeping with a couple of other men. No, instead I was devoted to being a good parent first and that meant going to work each day and then coming straight home to take care of my precious girl. I can understand why Cox might have said she didn't want to be his mother anymore. What does Arquette do? First he sleeps around and then he runs right to Howard Stern to tell his side of the story. Can't these people in Hollywood show a bit of class and keep their personal lives jus that – personal? David, if you want any chance of getting back with Courtney then SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

      October 13, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  81. ralphie

    He messed up! He had it all & for a little (p)kitty he screwed his marriage! What a Richard

    October 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Don't be stupid. They have been separated for a while and she said he can see other people. Did you hear the interview or briefly read the article and the replied. Either way you are an idiot.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Sleeping Beauty

    Seriously!!! Why even call into a show and even talk about it. Its personal and should stay that way. No wonder these celebs are followed all the time. They air their dirty laundry for all to see.

    October 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Maigen

    What do you want a freakin' medal for never having cheated on your wife???? Amazing, and it isn't like he isn't married to a hottie!! And then "yeah i have slept with this girl maybe twice"???? HELLO!! I really like him, but the more he opens his mouth the more that is changing....shut up, it's personal, keep it that way!!

    October 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  84. neo

    He really should shut up about this!

    October 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Dog

      Why? He set the record straight on a lot of things. I heard him call in this morning, You can tell he's heartbroken and his voice cracked more than once.

      October 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcmmwm

      I agree. For once in your life be classy and be quiet about your private affairs.

      October 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • irishgrl

      I totally agree with you Neo! Now he has made certain they will be getting a divorce because just like a little boy he went straight to Stern to blab his story. Adults keep their private life private! Grow up men! Just like Courtney Cox said we don't want to be your mother.

      October 13, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Jr

      The Howard stern show interview was a perfect way to explain his side. They are friends and he was just talking with a friend. It happens to be on the air. Howard is in the media and so is this issue. If the today show would have broke the story no one would be complaining. He was on the verge of tears most of the interview and clearly still loves Courtney. It was a heart felt interview. However remember Howard is a comedian so he made some light hearted jokes to ease the pain. Laughing and talking is the best medicine.

      October 13, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank


      October 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms. J

      Totally. He's 39? He sounds lijke he's about 12. His daughter has more maturity than him. You don't go airing your stuff on Howard Stern, of all places. I can only imagine Stern, plying him with personal questions full of expletives and assumptiion like he usually does. It's sickening, and I'm embarrassed for this idiot.

      October 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancheska

      He shoulda just zipped it, or at most said "things ain't workin' out." Period.

      October 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • irishgirliseasy

      She tried to change him and he did want to. Women should not change after the wedding. He wants to get his side of the story out..yeah its Stern but when she tells her side of the story will it be okay? I am prety sure she is no saint and who is Brian Van Holt...would that be the 'other' man...

      October 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatever

      If she didn't want to be his mother she should have married someone her own age. What do these women who marry younger guys expect? Marry someone your own age if you want a partner, marry someone younger if you want to work out your mommy issues.

      October 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jack c nyc

      coco? they're nuts.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnna

      This is sad. I am sorry for their whole family. Married life is not as simple as it seems.......ever.

      October 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

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