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In a rather pathetic move, David Arquette called up Howard Stern and opened (way!) up about his failed marriage to Courteney Cox on the host’s radio show this morning.

The actor said Cox was the one to ask for a separation, as she admitted in June that she was sick of dealing with his immature ways.

“She said to me, ‘I don’t want to be your mother anymore,'” Arquette recalled. “And I appreciated that about her… She didn’t want to tell me, ‘Don’t do that.’ She didn’t want to nag me anymore.”

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Admitting the split “breaks my heart,” Arquette added: “I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me.”

He’s also been getting his groove on. The Scream star owned up to a sexual relationship with cocktail waitress Jasmine Waltz, but stressed he was single when it began and it’s over now.

Asked about Cox’s rumored affair with Cougar Town co-star, Brian Van Holt, Arquette said he confronted his wife over that issue and believes her answer: “I truly don’t think she ever had an affair.”

While the actor took responsibility for actions that “embarrassed” Cox in public, he also pointed to traits she has to work on: “She tries to take on everybody’s problems. She’s the mother to everyone. That’s why she doesn’t want to be the mother to me anymore.”

In conclusion, as immature as it may have been to air the couple’s private affairs in public, Arquette sounded sincere when he concluded:

“I love her with all my heart and she loves me with all her heart… We’re trying to get real with each other, real with ourselves… I want her to be happy, more than I was happiness for myself.”