After eleven-plus years of togetherness, Courteney and David are finally (um, officially) separating. Anyone who actually read interviews about the couple, or better, by the couple, are probably not all that surprised. And why? Because the Cox-Arquettes have had a long history of rockiness — rockiness that they took to marriage counseling and rockiness that they had no problem talking about for the public. A rep for the couple released this joint statement:
“The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage,” they say. “We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though 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.”
The couple supposedly began their separation a few months ago, and sources claim that David has been seeing another woman. But I just have one question — are they through filming Scream 4? Because then, and only then, will I feel that the last chance for these kids has been expended. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past fourteen years, you’ll know that the characters of Gayle Weathers and Deputy Dewey always — fucking always — make it in the end, and frankly, life imitates art, which in return imitates life. So until the fat lady sings, I’m not buying a bit of it. These two survived sex and dating in the nineties and Friends for crying out loud. If they can’t make it, who can?