David Arquette has been with his girlfriend, Christina McLarty, for about three years, on and off. They even had a baby together earlier this year. Now, they’ve decided a wedding is the next big thing they’d like to undertake and they announced their engagement on Wednesday.
Arquette, 42, popped the question to McLarty, 33, at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, a source tells PEOPLE. “He wanted his family to be with him when he did it,” the source says, adding that “they are going to vacation in Aspen to celebrate.”
Mastro’s has a special connection to the actor: On Friday, to celebrate Fourth of July, Arquette’s L.A. night spot, Bootsy Bellows, will be hosting a pop-up event at Mastro’s, right where the actor proposed.
I know this is a bit cynical (my middle name), but it’s a bit suspect that David proposed less than week after ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her own engagement to Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. It’s not a competition, bro – let her enjoy her happiness. Of course, it could have been coincidental, but even still – why not wait it out a few more weeks so that it doesn’t look so shady?
Then again, these two have said they’re still good friends (they do have a daughter, Coco, together), so maybe this was all one big happy family plan and they’re celebrating together? Who can say – but here’s hoping everyone’s happy.