Friends star Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced that they are splitting up after 11 years of marriage. The actors have been separated for several months, reports TMZ, but they are “still friends”.
David announced on the Howard Stern Show today that he slept with 28-year-old bartender Jasmine Waltz, insisting however that he had not been unfaithful to Courteney, who he describes as “an amazing woman”. Part of the terms of their separation he said, was that they were both allowed to see other people.
There are claims that 46-year-old Cox has been involved with her Cougar Town co-star Brian Van Holt, and Arquette also mentioned to Stern that he knew the two were involved in an “emotional affair”, although he did not know if it had developed into something physical.
Cox and Arquette, who met while filming Scream in 1996, have a six-year-old daughter called Coco.
They issued a joint statement,saying: “The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.
“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 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.”
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