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Cox’s co-star Van Holt sympathises over marriage trouble

The Hollywood couple, which met on the set of horror film Scream in 1996, announced its separation on Monday (11Oct10) after 11 years as husband and wife.

Cox refused to let the sad news disrupt her work schedule and returned to the set of hit TV sitcom Cougar Town the same day to continue production on the second season.

Her TV colleague Van Holt, who sparked rumours of an affair with Cox earlier this year (10), has now offered his sympathies to the former Friends star.

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He tells People magazine, “Courteney is a great friend and colleague. I am so sorry she is going through this difficult time.”

Speculation about the status of Cox and Van Holt’s relationship off-set heated up over the summer (10) after they were spotted dining out together in Los Angeles.

The Cougar Town stars have refused to address the tabloid gossip but, during a phone interview with U.S. DJ Howard Stern on Tuesday (12Oct10), Arquette admitted he had his own doubts about his now-estranged wife’s behaviour.

Cox and Arquette began a trial separation in June (10) and agreed to see other people, and the Scream actor believes his wife developed some feelings for Van Holt.

Asked whether he thought Cox had had an affair with Van Holt, Arquette told Stern, “On an emotional level, I think she may have.”

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