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Scoop: Did another man cause Courteney-David split?

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More details behind the Courteney Cox-David Arquette separation are emerging — and one theory of why they drifted apart is that the “Cougar Town” actress got extremely close to co-star Brian Van Holt.

According to a Radar Online source on the show’s production, one night in April a limo arrived on the set to take Courteney home, but “Brian came out instead” and dismissed the driver, telling him that she would be staying there, and that the driver didn’t need to come back. They reportedly proceeded to hang out at the former “Friends” star’s bungalow.

Although fans may have been stunned by the news of the five-year marriage’s demise, “Cougar Town” insiders apparently weren’t too surprised.

“The talk on the set was that she and David had an open marriage,” the source said. “David came to the ‘Cougar Town’ set maybe four or five times over the course of the season. That’s not a lot compared with other actors. Courteney spent a lot of her time on the set with Brian.”

David himself as much as confirmed this to Howard Stern, acknowledging his wife had an “emotional affair” with Brian. He said that “part of the terms of our separation was that I was allowed to see other people and so was she.”

And for his part, the “Scream” star admitted he hooked up with Jasmine Waltz, a bartender and aspiring actress (aren’t those essentially the same thing?) who also has been linked to celebs such as Ryan Seacrest and Chris Pine — and once punched Lindsay Lohan (no, we’re not going to stop mentioning that anytime soon).


Gavin’s Secret

Memo to celebrities: If you don’t want your spouse to discover a secret from your past, you probably shouldn’t tell a journalist about it.

Gavin Rossdale evidently found this out the hard way when he admitted to Details magazine — and then to wife Gwen Stefani — that he had an affair with a man, androgynous performer Marilyn, in the 1980s.

After confirming the romance, the Bush frontman “pleaded with” the magazine’s editors not to print his admission, per a New York Daily News source. But when they were unmoved, he allegedly came clean to the No Doubt singer, his wife since 2003.

Marilyn’s pal Boy George previously wrote about the affair in his memoir, but both Gavin and Marilyn initially denied it — until Marilyn revealed last year that they did in fact get together, and he had hidden the truth so as not to interfere with Bush’s then-burgeoning popularity. (That’s now a nonissue, we’re guessing.)

“Gwen didn’t know that Gavin and Marilyn were actually involved,” the source said. “Gavin always said before that they were just friends, and that’s what she believed, until Gavin had to tell her.”

If we were Gwen, we wouldn’t care that Gavin had an affair with a guy — just that he lied about it! 


Xtina Gone Wild

Did Nicole Richie’s plans to marry cause Christina Aguilera’s marriage to end?

A source told the New York Post that the socialite’s girls-only bachelorette vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last month might have been the last straw for Xtina and hubby Jordan Bratman.

“There were already problems between her and her husband, but things got worse after her wild girls’ trip,” the insider said.

Just how wild were these girls? We’d like details, please!

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.