David Arquette spoke on the Howard Stern radio show about why he and Courteney Cox announced their separation after 11 years of marriage and one daughter. They had jointly announced that although they have been recently seen together on the set of her hit show “Cougartown”, they have in fact been living apart for several months now.
David explained that although they love each other very much, she had grown tired of his “kooky” ways. Courteney, who was famous for her motherly and often controlling character Monica on “Friends”, seems to be a little bit like that in real life. David admits that she became more of a mother to him than a romantic partner. David has also admitted to dating because they are now separated he considers himself single.
Although neither one is saying divorce is next, when the role of wife becomes one of having to keep your husband in line, the relationship is often doomed. It also further complicates matters when your estranged husband openly sees other women. For now, it appears that they are both trying to do what is best for their young daughter and trying to work out their personal differences.
Another Hollywood couple that announced their separation is Christina Aguilera and her husband, record producer Jordan Bratman. Married for 5 years and the parents of a 2 year old son, their also have been living separately for several months now. They also hope to save their marriage and for the sake of their son are trying to work on it. It was only a year ago that Christina gushed about how wonderful her life was. Inside reports say that although Christina and Jordan were once very much in love, they have turned into good friends who lack romantic passion. Even though Christina tried to save her marriage by going away on a romantic vacation with her husband, it wasn’t enough to spark a passion that just isn’t there.
The third Hollywood couple to announce the end of their marriage is Laura Dern and her musician husband Ben Harper. The parents of two young children, Ben has already filed for divorce. This breakup is strange because the two of them have been travelling together as a couple and the news of the divorce comes as a shock to Laura, according to friends.
Laura Dern was also surprised when then- husband Billy Bob Thornton left her for Angelina Jolie. It is always sad when a couple breaks up but in Laura Dern’s case, she seems to be developing a pattern of being the last to know when there is trouble in her relationship.
What makes this breakup even stranger is the fact that Laura and Ben are close friends of Courteney Cox and David Arquette.
Meanwhile, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are in Israel trying to save their marriage. Did Ashton really cheat on Demi? The story of his alleged mistress has faded but maybe there was enough for Demi to worry about.
Marriage and a career in the limelight makes for the spotlight to be on your relationship. With battling careers, egos and life, living happily ever after in Hollywood is a challenge that many couples cannot win.