Courteney Cox And David Arquette Separate; We Have A Case Of The Sads

Sure, the Crush editors look like a bunch of hardened journalists…but in our hearts, we’re nothing but squishy, sappy romantics, and if there’s one thing we just hate, it’s when longstanding Hollywood couples throw in the towel. So we’re super-depressed today by the news, reported by People, that Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split up after 11 years of marriage.

[Brief pause here while we sob hysterically. Okay, we’re cool now.]

Courteney and David, who met on the set of “Scream” back in 1996 and have a 6-year-old daughter, have never been ones to air their married-person drama in the press (apart from one casual admission by Courteney that the pair had seen a couples counselor from time to time), and their official statement is similarly discreet. The two ask for the public’s understanding and respect, and state their determination to work through this tough time together.

It sounds like the Arquettes’ separation dates back at least a few months, which means there may not be much hope for a reconciliation. But since nobody’s throwing around the D-word just yet, we’ll keep our fingers crossed that the pair will reunite in time for the release of “Scream 4” next April.

In a bit of odd timing, it just came to light that Courteney’s on-screen “Friends” brother David Schwimmer tied the knot with his girlfriend, Zoe Buckman, over the summer.

Okay, let’s be real now: Will these two make up, or is it O-V-E-R?