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Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Separated

10/11/2010 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Courteney Cox and David Arquette have separated after 11 years of marriage ... and TMZ has learned they've been separated for several months.

Separated
A source close to the couple tells us the two are "still friends" and they maintain a business relationship with each other. In fact, sources tell us ... no lawyers are involved.

The couple has one child together.

David and Courteney met on the set of "Scream" sometime around 1995 ... and were married in 1999. They are currently co-starring in the upcoming "Scream" movie due out next year.

There was a hint of things to come back on September 25 when Arquette was spotted out, sans wedding ring.

UPDATE: The couple has released a statement saying, "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."

The statement continues, "We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply."

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Kelly    

I read the comments on here, and I have to laugh. People display all their own neurosis in the comments they make about "Hollywood types". Talk about transferance. Personally, I'm sorry when ANY couple who have obviously tried, and especially those who have children, fail. I'm sure there are two sides to this story, as there are to every story, and I hope that their statement about remaining best friends and parenting their daughter jointly is correct. That will be the most beneficial for their little girl.

1409 days ago
107.

SNAFU    

Oh why is everybody "sad"? They're so-called celebrities, how many tinsel town marriages ever last? Or any marriage?

1409 days ago
108.

Mark    

He is a weirdo and a loser and she is probably blowing the whole cast of Cougartown.

1409 days ago
109.

Wiley    

It's about time. Now when is the network going to notice that Courtney is not funny, has no known talent, and doesn't add anything to that show? The show would be great if they would just get rid of her. Her cougar part has gone no where and she's not entertaining while the rest of the cast keeps it afloat.

1409 days ago
110.

Wiley    

Kelly: I find it funny when people live their lives in an alternate dream world where everything is nice nice and there's always a happy ending. Everyone is beautiful! Most of us couldn't care less about these people because we don't know them and we certainly won't be watching them to see if they remain a happy little family despite the huge problems that destroyed their marriage. I don't even care about their kid!

1409 days ago
111.

CrossroadsSchoolFamily    

Both these couples have kids at Santa Monicas prestigious School Crossroads, Im sure the paps will be there, maybe Ben and David are banging each other !!! LOL !!

1409 days ago
112.

sh    

Am not surprise about this at all.

1409 days ago
113.

Blue Lake    

She shudda dumped him when he started hanging with that pervert Paul Reubens. That's never a good thing.

1409 days ago
114.

Mimi    

And this is important because??

1409 days ago
115.

aston    

So they're perhaps separated so David A can get over a fling?

We don't know if that's the case. but in general, flings and open relationships is playing with fire. You put yourself in a position where you might suddenly feel attached to someone other than your spouse, and then where are you?

In Laura Dern's case - her husband is a pile of you know what. That's no way to divorce your partner. What a coward.

1409 days ago
116.

Kelly    

Wiley: Is it living in a dream world to not be filled with hatred and ill-wishes toward someone? Wiley, my life, like everyone else's has it's share of ups and downs.....however I choose not to trash people because of ugliness that I harbour in my own soul.....you don't feel sorry for a 6 year old who's parents have split up? Wow.....just...wow. You must be a bitter, sad person. I pity you....I really do. Oh and before you go slagging me off again, lets just remember that while you say that you don't care about these people, you've certainly taken the time to post about them, just like all the rest of us, haven't you? Or do you just post negativity on EVERY gossip site you can find, just to try to spew a bit of the pain and ugliness out of your soul? Hmmmmm?

1409 days ago
117.

aston    

.... Kelly: I find it funny when people live their lives in an alternate dream world where everything is nice nice and there's always a happy ending. Everyone is beautiful! Most of us couldn't care less about these people because we don't know them and we certainly won't be watching them to see if they remain a happy little family despite the huge problems that destroyed their marriage. I don't even care about their kid!

Posted at 10:50 PM on Oct 11, 2010 by Wiley
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So why do you think we care about what you care about, Wiley?

1409 days ago
118.

aston    

..... She is too old for him, this whole cougar thing is a myth! No guy in his 20's or 30's wants an old bag in her 40's who has her face filled with Botox. Are you listening Demi?

Posted at 6:23 PM on Oct 11, 2010 by Throwback kid
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You obviously never heard of something called love? That has very little to do with age and looks. And, FYI - because you wouldn't know that either, if you are a scary little male who doesn't dare to approach anyone over 25 - women in their forties are on a peak sexually. It's pretty common that young men of 20 something fall for women in their forties. But they have to be able to bring something to the table, because women of forty are not interested in boys acting like little kids. They want PARTNERS, not another son.

1409 days ago
119.

Ha-HA!!!!    

note to Courtney Cox and Demi Moore:

GET RID OF THOSE FUGLY BLACK GLASSES YOU WEAR!!! THEY ARE DEAL-BREAKERS!!!

1409 days ago
120.

Gina Wilhelm Actress    

I'm really sorry to hear that. I'm not a fan of David Arquette's, but it's sad they're having trouble. Hope they can work it out. http://bit.ly/courtney-cox

1409 days ago
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