Celebrity Snafus by Divorce Detox: David Arquette and Courtney Cox
There’s a Chinese proverb that says “You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can loose one in an hour.” David Arquette did that this week when he went on national radio and spoke about his separation with wife Courtney Cox. One of the most shocking comments Arquette made was admitting that he’d had an affair on Howard Stern’s popular morning radio. Even more shocking was Arquette’s comment that “The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply.”
While celebrities are often forced into the limelight because their lives are so public, airing dirty laundry is never a good idea. There are no hard and fast rules about how to talk about a marital breakup, but the lesson learned from David Arquette applies to anyone who has betrayed a life long partner.
The pain and heartbreak experienced in the wake of an infidelity is unbearable so showing your injured Ex the respect, compassion, and kindheartedness they deserve should be a number one priority. Having an affair hurts your spouse, no matter what. Talking about it in public, or on one of the most popular morning radio shows is like throwing salt on a wound. It stings your spouse as well as your children and can certainly tarnish your own reputation.