David Arquette Splits With Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty

Celebrity News Mar. 7, 2012 AT 9:29AM
David Arquette Splits With Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty Credit: David Becker/WireImage.com

Back to the drawing board.

David Arquette and Entertainment Tonight reporter Christina McLarty have split after about five months of dating, he announced via Twitter late Tuesday.

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"Sadly I'm single again," the actor and Dancing with the Stars alum, 40, wrote. "A long distance relationship proved to be too difficult."

After meeting on a boat party over summer 2011, Arquette and McLarty (the former domestic partner of Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis) stepped out as a couple in late September of last year.

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"She's adorable," he told Howard Stern at the time. "I'm not one to run around with different girls. I like someone that makes me feel good and that I can make feel good."

Adds a source of the breakup: "They are both OK with it. It's mutual. They knew it was going to be a problem when Christina got tranferred to NYC right after they started dating. They tried the bicoastal thing but it was too hard. . .. It was hard to break up but it just couldn't work like this."

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Since separating in fall 2010, Arquette and estranged wife Courteney Cox (they share daughter Coco, 7) have remained amicable, and have yet to file for divorce.

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