Courteney Cox splits from David Arquette

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After 11 years of marriage, Courteney Cox and David Arquette decided to separate officially – not divorce. Both of them were spotted without their wedding bands recently.

According to, the couple has released a statement saying, “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. As we go through this process, we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well.” They have a daughter, Coco, 6.

David Arquette called in to the Howard Stern Show this morning and explained the reasons why they decided to have a ‘trial separation’. He admitted that the split is due to their declining sex life and his immaturity, as Courteney told him that “I don’t want to be your mother anymore”.

Cox married David Arquette on June 12, 1999. The two met on the set of Scream 4 in 1996.

They have been a prominent Hollywood couple and are much loved by fans. In the grand scheme of Hollywood relationships, theirs has lasted for a long time. In an environment where marriages change as fast as the latest trend, it always is such a surprise when a long term relationship like this one is on the rocks.

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