David Arquette Opens Up on Oprah
David Arquette rang in 2011 by seeking help for alcohol addiction, and now that he has gotten that out of the way, he sat down with THE Oprah, after talking only on Howard Stern’s show.
A feature on Entertainment Weekly shared details from his childhood and his marriage, as well as the battles that he had to fight. David looked back at his younger days, sharing that he had stolen beer from his father at the age of 4, and that by the age of 8, he was stealing pot from his father. Arquette claimed that he started drinking seriously at the age of 12.
David and his sisters, Rosanna and Patricia, who spoke via a pre-taped interview, shared images of a rather tough childhood: their father used pot and had a whiskey habit, while their mother once subjected the children to physical abuse. Over the years, however, the siblings proudly recounted that their parents eventually healed themselves. Their father became sober, while their mother eventually became a marriage-family counselor – and their children eventually found love and forgiveness for them.
David shared, however, that he got into drugs while dealing with his mother’s passing in 1997, which was also the time when his relationship with Courteney Cox began. He eventually gave up the hard drugs and stuck to just drinking and pot, and he and Cox eventually got married. After 11 years of marriage, however, Cox reportedly said: “I don’t want to be your mother anymore.”
He also shared that Courteney and his sister, Patricia, staged an intervention for him; they showed up by his bed one day, and his best friend, his business manager, and a person he didn’t know was downstairs waiting for him.Tags: david arquette, david arquette alcohol abuse, David Arquette alcoholism, David Arquette on Oprah, david arquette rehab