David Arquette: Girlfriend Christina McClarty Is the "Love of My Life"

Celebrity News Oct. 2, 2013 AT 1:00PM
David Arquette called Christina McClarty the love of his life Following his protracted divorce from wife Courteney Cox after 11 years of marriage, David Arquette said girlfriend Christina McClarty is the love of his life during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Oct. 1. Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty; Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Guess that explains the split? Nearly three years after separating from wife Courteney Cox after 11 years of marriage, David Arquette says he has finally met the love of his life. The 42-year-old Dream School actor appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, Oct. 1 and opened up about his love life.

"Are you dating anybody?" a caller named Nancy asked. "I think you're wonderful, original and I love you."

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"Aww. Thank you, Nancy," Arquette said. "I am, I'm dating an amazing girl named Christina McClarty. I'm madly in love with her and she's the love of my life. Absolutely."

"Wow, she's the love of your life?" Cohen, seeming a little taken aback, asked to clarify.

"Absolutely," the actor said. "She's my girl. She's got my back."

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Arquette began dating the Entertainment Tonight reporter two years ago, but briefly split in March 2012. The Scream star shares daughter Coco, 9, with Cox, 49, and told ABC News on Oct. 2 that he's still friends with his ex.

"It really was a goal of ours to not make it a fight, to really support each other and although we'd grown apart to stay connected, to stay friends, to still love each other," he explained. "I still obviously feel so blessed that I met her and that we have a child together and that she's in my life. She's still one of my closest, greatest friends."

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Us Weekly exclusively revealed back in June that Cox is also dating again. A source told Us the Cougar Town actress has been dating costar Brian Van Holt since January 2013.

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