Cupid's Pulse Article: David Arquette Is Engaged to Girlfriend Christina McLartyCupid's Pulse Article: David Arquette Is Engaged to Girlfriend Christina McLarty

By Sanetra Richards

We hear wedding bells! According to, David Arquette is soon-to-be a married man. The 42-year-old actor proposed to his girlfriend, Christina McLarty, while in Malibu on Wednesday, July 2nd. Just shy of a week ago, news broke that Arquette’s ex-wife, Courteney Cox, announced her engagement to Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. A source reports the Scream star asked for the entertainment reporter’s hand during a family dinner at the restaurant Mastro’s Steakhouse  with their 2-month old son, Charlie West, and Arquette and Cox’s 10-year-old daughter, Coco. The insider also revealed Arquette had the proposal “planned it for a while” and has “known he wanted to marry Christina for a long time.” Coincidental or not, the engagements between the former married couple are days apart. “David was just waiting for the right time,” says another source, “He and Courteney both talked about taking the next step in their relationships … They both want what’s best for each other.”

What are some ways to surprise your partner with a proposal?

Cupid’s Advice:

Lately you have been thinking about getting on one knee and asking your love for their hand in marriage. Many ideas have crossed your mind, but you are unsure of how to keep it all a secret. Cupid has a few tips that will help:

1. Keep them out of the loop completely: The first thing to do is to keep your lips sealed. Do not disclose any information or clues that will leave your partner curious. Once they begin to think you are about to pop the question, the “surprise” is ruined. This also applies to anyone else who may be in on the game plan. Remember, secret is the keyword!

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2. Act normal: Try not to be unusual – be yourself. If your soul mate starts to suspect you are up to something, they will begin to snoop until they find out what is going on.

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3. Be creative: Ask the big question in a way they will not expect. Maybe put it in the local newspaper that they read every day, or at one of your most memorable places.

What are some other ideas when surprising your partner with a proposal? Share your suggestions below.