Courteney Cox invited her rumored boy toy to a party hosted by husband David Arquette at his Venice Beach, California, clothing store, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Cougar Town co-star Brian Van Holt turned up at a charity fundraiser at Arquette’s PROPR shop on December 17, 2009.
“Courteney showed up at the party late and seemed disinterested, leaving many onlookers to question if something was up,” one guest, who attended the event, told RadarOnline.com.
“It seemed there was tension between she and David, so much so, everyone was speculating she might have been pregnant and was just off color.
“But now it turns out this could have been the first cracks appearing in Courteney’s marriage to David.”
Not soon after the event, Courteney, 46, was linked to her hunky co-star and the pair was even spotted out together four times in less than four weeks.
At the time, reports said Arquette was “not happy about his wife's cozy friendship” with Van Holt.
“Courteney has gotten very chummy with Brian,” a source told the National Enquirer.
“Courteney and Brian have clicked since day one of filming the pilot and she's using their on-and-off-screen chemistry to push David's buttons.
“She's getting back at him for his wandering eye and also reminding him she's still got her mojo."
The former Friends actress raised eyebrows on two separate occasions, when she was spotted near his home at The Other Room, a Venice Beach watering hole.
The next month, they were photographed at Malibu's Coral Beach Cantina during a dinner; where Courteney’s husband of 11 years was nowhere in sight.