The petition for divorce was filed in a Los Angeles court on Friday, June 8. The reason for the divorce was listed as “irreconcilable differences” and Arquette’s filing seeks joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s only child, daughter Coco — who turns eight on Wednesday.
There was no request for spousal or child support or any mention of how property will be divided. Arquette is representing himself in the divorce.
The former couple met and fell in love as co-stars in the slasher flick Scream. They were married on June 12, 1999.
Cox and Arquette announced their separation in October 2010, as David fought a very public battle against alcoholism. Arquette’s divorce papers list their official separation date as December 31, 2011.