Divorce is never fun and Hollywood has certainly had its share of knock-down, drag-out divorce battles (see Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, Paul McCartney, etc.). But the Courteney Cox and David Arquette divorce is almost downright ... cute. Both have just filed to make it official two years after their trial separation. But, get this, neither one has a lawyer. Say WHUT?!
Not only are David and Courteney representing themselves, but in their filings they both agree on custody arrangements for their 8-year-old daughter, Coco. Courteney wants to drop "Arquette" from her last name, but that ain't no big thang.
And here's a shocker: Courteney and David apparently did not have a prenuptial agreement. And Courteney, who, thanks to Friends and Cougar Town, makes a LOT more money than David, doesn't seem to mind. At least, since she doesn't have a lawyer, she and David must have worked out a settlement, if there even IS a settlement. Woah. This is almost unheard of in Hollywood.
Additionally, Courteney and David have appeared to genuinely remain friends. Courteney cheered David on from the audience during his stint on Dancing With the Stars. They've appeared together numerous times in public. They also have a production company and are reportedly developing a relationship show.
I guess one of the mysteries here is why, if they still have such friendly feelings towards each other, they couldn't have worked out their marriage. But I guess these things happen, and better an amicable divorce than a miserable marriage. Both Courteney and David had gone on record saying that David's immaturity had eventually driven them apart, and Courteney was reported to have initiated the separation by saying to him: "I don't want to be your mother anymore." Yeah, I can see that getting tiresome. Let's face it, some people have a much better relationship after they aren't officially a couple anymore.
I am a little sad that they couldn't reunite though. I'd had hopes for it, especially since David has stopped drinking and seems to have manned up. Oh well.
Have you ever had a really friendly divorce?
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