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Hollywood's oddest couples

We take a look at the most surprising marriages in Tinseltown

Lyle and Julia, Anna Nicole and billionaire J. Howard Marshall, Billy Bob and Angelina: it seems Hollywood has a way of uniting – and most often separating – the most unusual of couples. But the strange pairs below have (at least for now) found marital bliss where few would have guessed: each other. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and littl Suri

Courteney Cox Arquette & David Arquette

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Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette

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Birth dates: his: 8th September 1971; hers: 15th June 1964

Age difference: 7 years

Their story: She was the first woman on TV to say the word ‘period’ (in a Tampax commercial); she appeared with Bruce Springsteen in his Dancing in the Dark video; and in 1995 she was the cover girl of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People issue. Oh, and she’s also one of the Friends. Meanwhile he was born into a successful Hollywood family; he has a passion for wrestling; he’s in a rock band called EAR2000; he frequents magic shops; and he looks like your brother.

Yet somehow, on the set of 1996’s teen thriller Scream, this unlikely duo paired up on and off screen. A few years later, their wedding invitation featured the two of them dressed in Hallowe’en costumes (Arquette was a squirrel and Cox wore a blonde wig), with caption read: ‘We’re nuts about each other.’ Indeed.

Their nuptials: On 12th June 1999, Cox and Arquette said ‘I do’ at historic Grace Cathedral atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, with celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Nicolas Cage and Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-Wee Herman) in attendance. Their honeymoon included stops at a tennis camp, a beach in the Caribbean, Busch Gardens, Disney World and Islands of Adventure, where, as Arquette stated, they ‘rode all these amazing roller-coasters.’

Their offspring: The rumour mill has been churning since they wed – including reports of a miscarriage a few years ago. Courtney’s got her work cut out now that she’s finished making Friends – the couple are currently expecting the patter of tiny feet very soon. The marriage is alleged to be passionate and stormy at times, but lets hope the baby brings them even closer together.

What they have to say: On family, Arquette claims: ‘We’re gonna have so much fun. We love our dog so much, so we can only imagine how much we’ll love our kids.’

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