FILE – This June 28, 2011 file photo originally released by InStyle, David Arquette, left, and Courteney Cox attend the Beau Joie Champagne Art Of Elysium Dinner hosted by Rachel Bilson and held at Arquette’s home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cox asked a judge to drop her husband’s name from her name once her divorce from actor David Arquette is finalized. Cox and Arquette each cite irreconcilable differences for the end of their 12-year marriage. Arquette filed the petition on Friday in Los Angeles and the paperwork indicates he is self-represented. (AP Photo/InStyle, Casey Rodgers)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Courteney Cox Arquette is seeking to legally drop her husband’s name once the former couple’s divorce is finalized.
The actress included the request in a response to estranged husband David Arquette’s divorce filing. Records show both actors filed their paperwork within a minute of each other Friday.
Both cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the end of their 12-year marriage, and both are seeking custody of their 8-year-old daughter.
Arquette and Cox are representing themselves in the proceedings. They announced their separation in October 2010, but both listed in court records Dec. 31, 2011, as their official separation date.
The pair met on the set of the film “Scream” in 1996 and married three years later.
Cox’s filing was first reported Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ.