David Arquette Is Engaged to Girlfriend Christina McLarty: Details

Celebrity News Jul. 2, 2014 AT 10:35PM
David Arquette and Christina McLarty David Arquette is engaged to Christina McLarty! Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

David Arquette is engaged! The actor popped the question to his girlfriend Christina McLarty in Malibu on July 2, Arquette's rep confirms to Us Weekly.

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The news comes just days after Arquette's ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid on June 26. 

The Scream star, 42, made the proposal a family event, a source tells Us. Arquette proposed to the entertainment reporter, 33, during dinner with their 2-month-old son, Charlie West, and Arquette and Cox's 10-year-old daughter, Coco, at Mastro's steakhouse in Malibu, Calif.

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An insider tells Us Weekly Arquette had "planned it for a while" and has "known he wanted to marry Christina for a long time."

In fact, the proposal just happened to fall near ex Cox's engagement. "David was just waiting for the right time," another source tells Us, "He and Courteney both talked about taking the next step in their relationships … They both want what's best for each other."

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Arquette and McLarty have been dating on and off since 2011, briefly splitting in 2012. Arquette and Cox split in 2010, after nearly 11 years of marriage.

E! News was first to report the story.

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