David Arquette Takes 'Full Responsibility' for Courteney Cox's Mocked Hairstyle in 'Scream 3'

"I suggested a Bettie Page look," Arquette explains

David Arquette is sharing a bit of Hollywood history — on ex-wife Courteney Cox‘s hairstyle in Scream 3.

The actor, 47, commented on a meme of Cox, 54, from the 2000 horror sequel that read, “If you ever feel like s—, just remember Courteney Cox’s hair in Scream 3.”

Arquette revealed he was the one behind the hairstyle, which was modeled after the pin-up model Bettie Page.

“I have to take the fall for this. I suggested a Bettie Page look. It just didn’t work. I take full responsibility,” Arquette commented in a snapshot captured by Comments by Celebs on Tuesday.


Cox and Arquette met while filming the first Scream film, which was released in 1996. The two played Gale Weathers and Dwight “Dewey” Riley respectively and were each others’ love interest in the series, which included 1997’s Scream 2 and Scream 3.

The two married in 1999 and share 14-year-old daughter Coco. They separated in 2013, but have remained good friends.

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In September, the two came together to wish their daughter a happy first day of high school, which Arquette shared on Instagram.

I’m so proud of my daughter Coco!” Arquette wrote. “Have fun and be safe in High School! AND don’t grow up too fast! I love love love you!!!”

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Both have since entered into new relationships, Cox with boyfriend Johnny McDaid and Arquette with Christina McLarty (with whom he shares sons Augustus Alexis, 1, and Charlie West, 4).

Though the couple went their separate ways, they share joint custody of Coco and remain the best of exes.

“He’s my best friend in the world,” the former Friends star said of Arquette on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013. “I love him.”

She’s incredible,” Arquette told PEOPLE of Cox. “I love her, too, and she’s an amazing person, a beautiful person.’

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