Although some marriages may not be able to be saved, the end result need not be a permanent breakup. After going through a divorce, some famous couples choose to remain friends. These 15 celebrity couples can serve as an example to the rest of us, whether they are co-parenting children or have simply opted to part ways amicably.
That’s why we here at Bright Side compiled a list of renowned exes who went on to form lasting friendships instead.
#1. The Movie starring Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis were married for over a decade until divorcing in 2000. Despite this, the two remain close friends. Demi even showed up to the 2009 vow renewal ceremony Bruce had with his second wife.
Second, the beautiful couple of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Miranda Kerr gets along well with both Katy Perry and her ex-boyfriend. The supermodel disclosed that Miranda’s new lover is popular with both Miranda and Orlando Bloom.
Third, Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
The former couple remains friends despite the fact that they went through a painful divorce. Jenna Dewan has expressed her excitement over entering a new period of her life.
J. Lo and M. Anthony, n.d.
Jennifer Lopez revealed in an interview that she wasn’t happy with Marc Anthony while they were married, but that the two are now close friends and do a terrific job as parents to their twins.
Couple of the Year: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
The former couple did everything in their power to provide a wonderful childhood for their children, despite the fact that their relationship had its ups and downs. That includes maintaining cordial relations with one another. Reese and Ryan just celebrated their son’s birthday together.
6 – Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Even though they broke up nearly a decade ago, Angelina and Billy are still good friends. Billy Bob Thornton has said that he and his brother still chat frequently despite the fact that they don’t see each other very often.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, No. 7
Gwyneth Paltrow claims that she and Chris Martin went through a “conscious uncoupling,” which made their divorce amicable. The two continue to have frequent contact and share parental duties for their children.
8. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Mariah and Nick put their children and their friendship first during their divorce. That’s perhaps why their friendship is so strong even after they broke up.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, No. 9.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck kept their connection close after they decided to split up, as most parents do. To paraphrase Jennifer, “all kids deserve to witness relationships that are filled with respect.”
Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff are number 10.
Mike maintains tight relationships with his ex’s parents and siblings, and the two remain good friends.
Eleven. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
Anna Faris wrote in an open letter after the couple’s divorce that they “still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together, and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
Courteney Cox and David Arquette are a great pair.
Courteney Cox and her ex-husband are still very close, especially now that they are co-parenting their daughter Coco. Cox considers her ex-husband to be her greatest friend.
Thirteen: Madonna, Sean Penn
Madonna and Sean Penn remain on cordial terms, with each expressing genuine satisfaction for the other’s professional success when asked about it in interviews.
A. Silverstone and C. Jarecki, both in their 14s
Alicia claims that the two “flow really well together” and are content with sharing parental responsibilities for their son Bear.
15 – Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
After their marriage ended, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet remained close friends. In Lenny’s eyes, Lisa and Jason Momoa, her current husband, are all “one big happy family.”
After a breakup or divorce, do you think you might be friends with your ex? Leave a comment and let us know!