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.
July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Well, he’s not (now THAT would be a story), but his girlfriend Christina McLarty is! I always hoped David Arquette and Courteney Cox would re-fall in love and get back together again for some reason – I’m honestly not quite sure why as I don’t particularly care about either of them – but it’s clear that’s not happening. This is David’s second child (he and Courteney have their daughter, Coco) and his first with McLarty. Happy families!
E! Online confirmed the news, which is really nice for them. David always seemed like a really decent dude, so it’s nice that they’re happy. The pair have been dating for about two years, apparently, which is crazy – time fucking flies! I feel like they just together a few months ago! TMZ says Christina is four months into her pregnancy.
Any bets on how quickly they’ll fast track the wedding?
November 6, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
If you thought Gale Weathers and Deputy Dewey would make it til the end of time, then Courteney Cox and David Arquette‘s split must have hit you pretty hard. I’m afraid this news won’t be any prettier: their divorce has been finalised. :(
The pair have remained pretty good friends since their split and continue to raise their daughter Coco together, so that’s nice. They seem to be one of those rare couples who have mastered the art of being mature f-cking adults and remaining civil to one another even though their romantic relationship has come to an end, so kudos for that.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette are finally divorced … more than 2-and-a-half years after breaking up.
Courteney and David first separated in October 2010 … but waited to file divorce docs until June 2012.
But on Tuesday, an L.A. County Superior Court judge entered a final judgement for the divorce … officially ending the 12-year marriage.
In the divorce docs, both Courteney and David requested joint legal and physical custody of their 8-year-old daughter Coco … so it’s likely they got what they asked for.
The couple had previously told the media they would remain friends after the split — and vowed to work together to raise their daughter.
May 30, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
He’s my best friend in the world. I love him. … I appreciate David more now than I ever did. I mean … it’s hard. I don’t recommend divorce in general, but, you know, he is my best friend and we’ve both grown and changed. I think we both appreciate each other more. I hope he does. I do.
—Courteney Cox on The Ellen Degeneres Show talking about her ex-husband, David Arquette. Who she still loves. And who she’s probably sleeping with on the regular and feeling kind of sad and guilty about it, so she’s trying to justify it to us peons.
It’s OK, girl. I know there’s probably some slim pickins these days on the set of ‘Cougar Town’ (that’s still on TV, right?), so we’ll let it slide.
… This time. We’ll let it slide this time. Get your shit together, alright?
January 7, 2013 at 9:30 am by Sarah
Well look who finally went and grew some balls! David Arquette, who had a “serious” and “long-term” girlfriend who he “loved” while he was separated—and not even officially separated or served with divorce papers—has gone and filed for divorce from Courteney Cox, citing irreconcilable differences. Maybe it was all those bitchy (love!) interviews she did about David, and maybe it was because David couldn’t keep his damn mouth shut. Maybe it was because David has the emotional maturity of a three-year-old, and Courteney had no intention of raising two children (one of which who is not, by mere age, a child). In any case, I’m not really sure what David could consider “irreconcilable,” because frankly, Courteney was the best he ever did and ever will do. You’d think out of either of them, Court would have been the one who’d strike the death blow, but hey. You never really know the true nature of someone’s relationship, do you?
June 14, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
First, what kind of toad wears sunglasses during an interview? Yes, right, David Arquette. Second, he’s in love already and wouldn’t go back to the woman who supported him for all of these years even if she begged for the sake of their daughter? This guy’s a winner.
Incidentally, he’s “in love” with Christine McLarty, who used to date Girls Gone Wild‘s Joe Francis. Cute, huh?