David Arquette talks about separation with wife Courteney Cox on 'Regis and Kelly'

Out on a media blitz promoting Scream 4 and his directorial stint on CSI: Miami, actor David Arquette found himself responding to more personal questions this morning on Live! with Regis & Kelly. When asked why he’s been so open about his separation with wife, actress Courteney Cox, Arquette said it’s because several reports erroneously claimed he’d been unfaithful to his wife. Arquette appeared to grow emotional as he explained the real situation: “I was faithful to my wife for 11 years, completely devoted,” he said. “We had been separated for a while and we didn’t want to make that public, so it wouldn’t be a big deal. But we also had an agreement that we could date other people. I didn’t want to be labeled as a cheater.”

He also said that they’re still close — they had dinner together last night — and there’s still a chance they’ll get back together. “There’s always a chance, yeah. I mean, I love her with all my heart,” he said. “I’ll be friends with her forever.” Watch the clip below:

What do you think of Arquette’s explanation for speaking out? Is there anything he can say that will make his life easier? Or should he take a page from Cox’s book and remain quiet?

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  • Flip

    I hope they get back together. They are, after all, on a “trial separation” and not proceeding with divorce.

  • Brigette

    I think this appearance put him in a positive light. He handled it well. I thought Kelly was going to cry!

  • Or

    Like Ross and Rachel….they were on a “break”

    • the girl


  • Tash

    How awful for them to have to go through this so publicly. Divorce is hard enough without everyone imagining and commenting on what’s happening. Kind of like me right now.

    • justin

      just wanted to point out one thing david arquette said they are not divorced just separated but they should get back together

  • Dave

    He honestly should just keep quiet about his personal life. As far as the cheating thing goes, if they truly did agree it would be okay to see other people during their separation, then he should not be looked at as the bad guy.

  • Nicole

    I listened to part of his Howard Stern interview this morning and had to turn it off mid way. That interview made me lose some respect for him but maybe this interview will help gain it back. I do hope they get back together because I love them together but he needs to not go back to Howard Stern anytime soon if he really wants to save his marriage.

  • Warren

    I think it is fantastic that someone with an extra chromosome has done so well.

  • deedee

    Howard rocks!

  • Margot Kidder

    You think Glee will do a Scream-themed episode???

  • tracy bluth

    This was definitely a good move for him. I never got what Monica Gel- err, Courtney Cox saw in him, but I think he’s been handling things well since that Howard Stern fiasco.

  • Mischee

    What is it about a certain kind of man, or possibly person, who can’t stop sharing? It’s not going to help either of them if he keeps this up. So I think it’s a case of can’t help sharing the TMI

  • Serena

    Please, they have a movie coming out and this is all boring publicity….an open marriage is no marriage at all or else why would you be married. Money, you betcha!

  • LisaMama

    We can’t assume that he’s telling the truth about when he cheated. But that’s really not the point – he should NOT be talking about this at all out of respect for his daughter.

  • josh

    YAAAWWWNNN!!It’s truly amazing the kind of mundane details fascinate the public about celebrities.Everyone just needs to move on and let these two take care of their business.

  • Richard

    They were on a break!!!!

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