Celebrity exes that are still friends

You know that awkward feeling when you run into your ex? Well, it doesn’t always have to be like that and there are some celebrity ex-couples that prove that you can stay friends with your ex-lover. Here are some of the examples.

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter








Dexter co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter fell in love on the set and tied the knot in 2008. Soon after their divorce was finalized in December 2011, they were photographed enjoying the LA sunset together, sparking rumors that they had rekindled their romance. Both stars denied a reunion, and Jennifer told Entertainment Weekly that year, “He is and always will be one of my best friends in the world. And just because the marriage ended doesn’t mean the love isn’t still there.” Michael and Jennifer continued to film and promote Dexter together until the show ended in September 2013.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis








This couple married in 1987 and welcomed three daughters before splitting in 2000. But Demi and Bruce are still close friends and Bruce even attended Demi’s 2005 wedding to Ashton Kutcher. Bruce was also reported to be Demi’s huge support all through her divorce from Ashton. “It’s hard to understand, but we go on holidays together. We still raise our kids together- we still have that bond,” Willis told Vanity Fair magazine. “I love Demi, and I know she loves me.”

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony








They might no longer be an item, but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are still business partners and co-parents. These two were able to be very civil during their split and also did a very good job of keeping their drama to a minimum.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette








Courteney Cox and David Arquette tied the knot in 1999 before separating 11 years later. However, the two actors are both fully supportive of each other. David and Courteney maintain a close friendship as parents to their 9-year-old daughter, Coco, as well as a business relationship — they still own the company that they created together in 2004, Coquette Productions. David said, “It really was a goal of ours to not make it a fight, to really support each other and although we’d grown apart to stay connected, to stay friends, to still love each other.”

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe








After seven years of marriage and two kids together, Reese Witherspoon filed for divorce from then-husband Ryan Phillippe in 2007. They are still more than amicable as they co-parent their two children. Ryan has spoken about their commitment to staying friends for their son and daughter, saying that he and Reese “have done a really good job at keeping things peaceable and completely focused on our kids.”

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake began dating in 2003 and when they split in 2006, the statement announcing the breakup said they ended things “mutually and as friends, with continued love and respect for one another.” And, they did! They’ve been friendly over the years and even starred in Bad Teacher together in 2011. About working with her ex-boyfriend, Cameron told Us Weekly , “Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part,” adding, “It really wasn’t a big deal, we had a great time and did the job, and we do what all actors do afterward: We all go our separate ways. We’ll all come back together for the premiere.”

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

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Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas dated for several months in 2010. Since then, the two have been able to remain friends. They even continued touring together following the breakup. About their current status, Demi has said , “We’re always going to be friends,” and Joe recently told Us Weekly , “Demi and I are good friends and we have been friends for years.”

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton








Their years together were marked by plenty of scandals, but turns out exes Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are still the best of friends. “Angelina’s a wonderful woman and one of my best friends in the world,” he said in February 2012. “When people split up, people like to make up stories about how they are against each other. Well, this was never true, it never has been and never will be, and I’ll love her until the end of my life and she’ll love me – as friends,” he added.

Madonna and Sean Penn

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Sean Penn and Madonna tied the knot in 1985 but their marriage was filled with controversy and violence. Sean was sentenced to 60 days in jail after an altercation with a paparazzo in 1987 and was charged with felony domestic assault after striking Madonna and sending her to an LA hospital. The couple finally split in 1987 but remained friends. Sean showed up to support his ex-wife the screening of her short film Secret Project Revolution in September 2013 and sparked rumors about their reunion. However, that won’t be happening any time soon as Sean is with Charlize Theron now.


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4 responses to “Celebrity exes that are still friends”

  1. Tina says:

    This is very good when people remain friends with their ex partners. Even if the relationship didn’t work out on a romantic tone, but you have a great friendship, I see no reasons of destroying the great bond that has been created during the time people loved each other. Usually exes make great friends, when the friendship line is not broken and the celebrities are not the exception.

  2. K.K. says:

    Are you people kidding me, that is the most hilarious and at the same time stupid thing I have ever heard. Ryan Philippe and Reese Witherspoon staying friends, ha, ha, ha!!! It is so not true, they got divorced though Reese really tried to keep and save the family for a very long time, but the problem was she was struggling all alone for that, Ryan was not helping at all. Yes it is true that she became more popular than he is, or ever was, but certainly not because of her pretty eyes or smile, it happened because she was working really hard in order to make it happen, while he was all complaining about his life, I hate this kind of men, who are less successful than their women are, and instead of supporting their women and be happy for them they are doing everything in order to destroy their women’s life is it really helping?! I am sure not, but this anger makes their life as well as life of their women completely insane and miserable. Same story has happen with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lashey. I feel sorry for this kind of marriages as if people are acting like this towards their second halves, than it means that love never really existed there.

  3. Joe says:

    Hmm Angelina Jolie is still friends with Billy Bob Thornton? I think it is bull**it as their relationship was one of those relationships where people are suffering while being together and suffer when they are apart. I call it “sick” relationship, as eventually it will never bring those two people to anything good and positive, but nevertheless they keep hoping for the better, and are getting back to each other as many times as needed in order to at least one of them start feeling devastated from inside, that is not good at all. I am pretty sure that Angelina doesn’t communicate with Billy at all, as she is a married woman now, she is a mother, while Billy is the reminder of all the bad habits she used to have, as well as he is a reminder of how unhappy and lonely she used to feel with him, I am sure no one would ever want to be friends with such a person in life. At least I wouldn’t want to for sure.

  4. Jess says:

    Well I cannot possibly think of the person in the world who might be an enemy for Cameron Diaz, although honestly speaking she is not in the list of my favorite actresses or people in the world, I do have a lot of respect for this girl, as she have been through many things in her life, but managed to stay positive and kind. I never read at least one article about her that would state that she is acting like a bi**h and though her heart was obviously broken after breaking up with Justin she managed to stay a good person and never really was speaking bad about him. I admire that, not everyone is able to let go of love with such dignity as she has shown.