The Arquettes are to be ‘Friends’ after no sex

Friends and Cougar Town actress Courteney Cox and her actor husband David Arquette have split amid revelations they have “not had sex for four months”.

In a joint statement the couple, who have been married for 11 years, said they have been separated for some time but remain committed parents and “best friends”.

David shocked listeners of the Howard Stern radio show yesterday by revealing intimate details of the split.  He said: “We have not had sex for about four months or so… she doesn’t feel like bonding in that way.”  David also said Courteney told him she was “tired of being his mother” and he confessed to having sex with a former cocktail waitress who he said had been his “one conquest”.  He said: “I did have sex with her one time – maybe twice. My sexual encounter made me feel pretty manly… Part of the terms of our separation was that I was allowed to see other people and she was too.”

David said he knew Courteney and Van Holt, 40, who plays her ex-husband in Cougar Town, were involved in an “emotional affair” but did not know if it had become physical.

Despite the claims the actor says he still wants to get back with his wife.

His radio outburst came after the pair yesterday issued a carefully worded statement announcing the split.

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