David Arquette Files for Divorce From Courteney Cox Days Before 13th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrity News Jun. 12, 2012 AT 2:45PM
Actors Courteney Cox (L) and David Arquette arrives at the St. Joseph Center's 25th Annual Dinner Dance And Auctions Gala at Skirball Cultural Center on May 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Actors Courteney Cox (L) and David Arquette arrives at the St. Joseph Center's 25th Annual Dinner Dance And Auctions Gala at Skirball Cultural Center on May 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Michael Underwood/FilmMagic

Timing is everything.

David Arquette filed for divorce from Courteney Cox on Friday, four days before their thirteenth wedding anniversary. The stars first announced their separation in October 2010.

According to TMZ, Arquette, 40, cited "irreconcilable differences" in his filing. He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Coco, who turns 8 June 13.

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Arquette is not requesting spousal or child support, and there is no mention of how his shared properties with Cox, 47, will be divided. The Scream 4 actor is representing himself, meaning he does not have a lawyer.

The divorce documents were signed on March 23, 2012, though Arquette waited nearly three months to file them in court. He and Cox remained amicable during their 20-month separation.

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"Our relationship is probably better than it would be if we lived together," Cox told Howard Stern on his Sirius-XM radio show in 2011. "It's definitely better than it used to be. We communicate better, we have much more respect for each other, we listen. It's hard."

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Though Arquette began an on-and-off relationship with Entertainment Tonight reporter Christina McLarty after splitting with Cox, the Cougar Town actress has remained single. "No guy's asked me out. I'm not saying I'm not ready to have a make-out session, but it just makes me nervous," Cox told Stern, 58. "I don't like to go out in general."

Another milestone for Arquette: On June 11, he had his bar mitzvah -- reading his first portion ever of the Torah -- at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. "Finally, I'm a man," Arquette tweeted of the rite of passage, which Jewish boys typically have at age 13.

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