You may have noticed that while David Arquette has been dancing up a storm on this season of Dancing With the Stars, his ex-wife Courteney Cox and their daughter have been on the sidelines each night cheering him on. But don’t think that means the separated couple are on their way towards a reconciliation. In fact, it turns out that David has been seeing somebody, which he revealed today on Howard Stern‘s Sirius show. Leave it to Howard to get the scoop.
Right away, Stern started grilling David about his relationship with Courteney, asking David why she is in the audience and whether he’s still pinning for her to take him back. (He cuts right to the chase doesn’t he?) But the actor insists that there’s nothing romantic about it, stating, “I’m not; we’re in the friend zone now.” He also adds that he’s been seeing someone new since the summer. At first he doesn’t want to tell Howard who the mystery woman is (then why bring it up?), but after making a joke that it’s Barbara Walters, he finally caves and admitted her name is Christina McLarty. She’s a reporter for Entertainment Tonight as well as the former fiancée to Girls Gone Wild‘s Joe Francis. No wonder David likes her.
Apparently they met on some boat party during the summer and he’s been smitten ever since. “She’s adorable. 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,” he says. I do love how David treats Howard’s show like it’s his own private therapy session. But he certainly seems to be dancing his way back into America’s heart. Keep up the good work and congrats on finding love again!