Just before his much-publicized journey to Israel to get Bar Mitzvahed, Arquette filed the paperwork for a dissolution of marriage from his estranged wife, Cox, citing "irreconcilable differences."
According to the documents published by TMZ, the official date of separation reads December 31, 2011, but the actor couple has reportedly been separated since mid-2010.
Arquette has requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Coco, 8.
However, he did not ask for spousal or child support, nor is there any indication as to how the couple’s property would be divided, "the extent, nature, and location of which are presently unknown."
In perhaps his most riveting performance since Deputy Dewey in the 1996 hit Scream where the duo first met, Mr. Arquette will be playing lawyer, representing himself in the divorce.
Arquette first signed the documents in March 23, 2012. He has reportedly been holding on to them since. Today, June 12, marks 13 years since the couple said their “I Do”s in 1999, because nothing says “Happy Anniversary” like “divorce.”
The first move coming from Arquette is a bit of a shocker… In a Howard Stern interview last year, he made it clear that he wanted to reconcile the relationship, but Cox insisted that they were better off apart.
Maybe it has something to do with David finally becoming a man at age 40. The actor tweeted a pic of himself in Israel with the caption, “I had my Bar Mitzvah today at the wall. Finally I'm a man.”
More importantly… Does this mean there’s not going to be a Scream 5?