Courteney Cox and David Arquette have separated. The Cox-Arquette split was revealed on TMZ tonight, as the website announced that the couple has been apart for a while. According to TMZ, the separation took place several months ago, and comes after 11 years of marriage. This is surprising news, and it is especially odd that it never came up when Cox was talking about her husband in many recent interviews. TMZ also noted that they had noticed Arquette without his wedding ring recently, which is a pretty big hint in itself.
This had been one of those couples that seemed like they were going to last in Hollywood. In an industry where relationships don’t often last very long, this was one that looked like it could keep them together for quite a while. On the surface Arquette and Cox seemed like complete opposites as individuals, but as a couple they always seemed happy in public. Apparently there was something going on behind the scenes that made them (or one of them) feel that a separation was necessary.
Hopefully the reason they tried to keep this secret was that they were hoping they could work things out, and that we aren’t going to learn something negative about one of them that will be in the tabloids for months to come. There are already early rumors out there on the internet, but as they are just rumors at this point, we aren’t going to be reprinting them. The couple is just separated at the moment, and there has been no indication that they are heading for divorce at this time.