Courteney Cox, David Arquette separate

The couple, who met on set of 1996's "Scream," have been married for 11 years.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette are separating after 11 years of marriage, reported.

The actors said in a statement that they have "agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time."

The two met on the set of 1996's "Scream" and went on to co-star in the next two movies in the franchise. They also are appearing in the upcoming "Scream 4." The couple have a 6-year-old daughter, Coco.

"The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage," they said. "We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together."

"We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well."