We're not sure if it's because the seasons are changing or what, but October is proving to be quite the difficult month for celebrity relationships. Only two weeks in and the month has given us three -- count 'em three -- break-ups to gossip about, leaving magazines like People
and US Weekly
to decide who we actually care about most (my money is on the first one I mention here, but we'll see). We'll start with the biggest surprise, and the one that will in all likelihood solicit the most "Aww, but they looked so cute together" reactions. Yes, David Arquette
and Courteney Cox
their separation, ironically right after starring together in yet another Scream
sequel (they first met during the original Scream
). So, if we're correct, they met on the first Scream
, dated during Scream 2
, married during Scream 3
and separated during Scream 4
. Here's hoping they're both killed off in Scream 4
, because I don't want to see what happens to their relationship in real life once Scream 5
In other break-up news, Laura Dern and Ben Harper have officially filed divorce papers that claim they've been separated since New Years Day (yikes, someone kissed the wrong person at midnight). However, oddly, the two have been traveling together all year long, reportedly because of money since when you're separated, your money is also separate, and Harper out-earns Dern, who can next be seen in Little Fockers ... or at your local pub on cougar patrol. Also make a note: Harper and David Arquette happen also to be business partners, and the foursome were good buds. Hmm...
Last, but certainly not least, Christina Aguilera has decided to celebrate her first big-screen movie role in the upcoming Burlesque by separating from her husband, Jordan Bratman, who, like, is so totally not as hot as she is. The duo, who have a 2-year-old son, are living apart for now and haven't yet decided on whether they should get a divorce. We'll be over in the corner not holding our breath ...