Post By Jessica Mattes
As celebrities, David Arquette and Courtney Cox expect their faces and divorce to be spotlighted in today’s invasive media. However, journalists cannot be blamed for the publicly explicit details of Arquette’s extracurricular activities due to his appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio show.
The day after the couple’s announcement Arquette told the public of the couple’s “five-month dry spell” and intimate relationship with waitress Jasmine Waltz. According to the Huffinton Post’s article about his not-so-secret affair with Waltz, Arquette quickly apologized for sharing too much via Twitter:
With this seemingly open confession, I conclude that celebrities have conformed society and to having their daily lives broadcast through multiple mediums. Has the public become so persistent to know the latest gossip that these normal people must turnover their most private secrets?
Even further, celebrities and average citizens are turning to the Internet for information on how to deal with personal experiences such as divorce. Websites such as divorcemag.com (also available in print) advises couples through divorce, provides lawyers and other resources, or you can simply download state divorce documents. What ever happened to couples therapy?
The Internet has made it (everything) too easy. Maybe Arquette found his romance through an affair website such as I Ashley Madison or The Affair Guide and can now counsel himself through possibly the roughest time of his life with help from a divorce website. It is no longer what can the public receive through our irresistible medium, but what can’t the public access with a simple click of a mouse.