As reports surface that Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split after 11 years of marriage, the couple confirms the news first to OK!. A statement from the Courteney and David reads: “We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. 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 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.”
Courteney and David were married in 1999 after meeting on the set of Scream. They’re both also starring in the newest installment of the franchise, due out in 2011.
Just last month, David gushed to OK! about how he loved working with Courteney on the newest Scream movie, saying, “It’s rare that we get to act alongside each other and I love it. I always enjoy it. I love her as an actress and I am her biggest fan.”
They have one daughter together, Coco, born in 2004.