Staying on good terms with an ex isn’t all that simple, let alone continuing to be close friends with them. According to research, remaining friends with an ex for “security” and “practicality” leads to a bigger chance of a positive outcome. Some celebrities split up and never looked back, but others became even closer after their breakup. Putting aside their differences and coming together to maintain a special bond is something to be thankful for and appreciate, especially if you have children together.
1. Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel
Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel experienced “love at first sight” in 1995 while filming The Apartment, and they share 2 beautiful children. However, their romance ended in 2013. “But there will always be love between us. Even if our paths diverge, Vincent and I will always be there for each other,” the actress explained. We are all probably aware of the fact that love doesn’t just go away, and they believe this too.
“We have always loved each other with respect, with real feelings, and we separated in the same way. It is in no way a question of a war divorce, with undersides that should be revealed. Love does not disappear, it changes. A lot of things can change, but our family will always remain intact.”
2. Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum and Seal first met in a New York City hotel lobby in 2004. When they first laid eyes on one another, they were immediately attracted to each other. Seal said, “It was the kindness in her smile that prompted me to feel that I hadn’t seen anyone more beautiful.” However, they ended their “7 very loving, loyal, and happy years of marriage” in 2012 and have remained friends since then.
On America’s Got Talent, they reunited and got very excited about working together. “I love goofing around with Seal on AGT!” It was even her idea to let Seal come on the show along with their children.
3. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt got married in 2009 and split up in 2018, but their friendship keeps growing even though their marriage ended. “Our families are all getting much closer, and I so appreciate that. They’re very protective of me, and I want to be very protective of them.”
Faris is even a fan of her ex’s current wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and says she’s “awesome and just on top of it. I love how she is with my son.” She even congratulated Pratt’s engagement, saying, “I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!”
4. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Hilary Duff met Mike Comrie when she was only 19, and they got married in 2010 when she was just 22 years old. “When we were deciding to get married, I felt totally ready. I had already been working as an adult since I was 12, so 22 doesn’t seem that crazy.” When they got a divorce, she said, “It was a big step to take, and it was a lot of considering, obviously a little human.”
“We got together based on love, and we separated in a very loving way. I can’t imagine going through that process with anyone but him and he continues to be my very good friend. That’s honestly speaking from my heart,” the actress revealed.
5. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis ended their marriage in 2000, but their friendship is intact, and their co-parenting is truly admirable. “I still love Demi. We’re very close. We have 3 children whom we will continue to raise together, and we’re probably as close now as we ever were.”
They spend time together with their children. As Willis explained, “Demi and I made a choice to put the kids first, and we’re really lucky that it turns out we all have fun together.” Moore says they “feel more connected than we did before the divorce.” Although the divorce wasn’t easy at first, they managed to move ahead of their relationship.”
6. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries duo, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, started dating in 2010 but split up in 2013. The reason for their breakup isn’t publicly known, but she said, “I’m really young. I’m a career woman and a very driven woman, and I’ve got a lot I have to accomplish before I settle down and have kids.”
However, their relationship continues exactly how it started, as a friendship. They continue to be best friends and work together, and even though they found love with different people, they still keep up with each other and exchange text messages.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin met backstage at a Coldplay concert in 2002. They have 2 children together, and Gwyneth believes that “we were meant to be together and have our kids, but our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family.”
Before they even announced their split, they vacationed together in the Bahamas with their children, holding hands. “There’s a lot of love. There’s no scandal,” said Martin. Although there was a lot of pain after the divorce, Paltrow, nevertheless, believes that they didn’t fit each other, and now she views Martin as her brother, a part of the family.
Are you still friends with your ex? How did you handle your breakup?
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