Relationships

10 Celebrity Exes Who Stayed Friends After Their Relationship Ended

For most people it's hard to even be civil after splitsville but these stars are still friendly with each other

By The Weekly | December 28, 2017

Breaking up is hard to do but these celebrity exes turned a breakup on its head by forming long-lasting friendships that survived the end of their love. While many high-profile divorces, separations and splits can be painful and often result in long-winded (and sometimes bitter) court battles, these couples managed to put their differences aside even though the love got knocked out of their relationships and some even managed to find their way back to each other:

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1.Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that they were getting a divorce in 2015 but plans to sever ties have not gone ahead and the pair are often spotted out together running family errands with their three kids – Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.

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2. Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz called it quits in 2006 after almost four years of dating. While both have moved on (Cameron married Benji Madden in 2015, while Justin married Jessica Biel), the pair remain fast friends.

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3. Demi Moore & Bruce Willis

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis tied the know in 1987 and divorced in 2000, but continued to co-parent their three daughters – Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Since their  split, the pair has supported each other through ups and downs over the years.

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4. Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson

After a decade together, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson called it quits as a couple in 2016. But they remain firm friends – just days after their split was announced, the pair was spotted out and about in LA, laughing and choosing wine together.

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5. Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin told the world that they were “consciously uncoupling” while on a tropical vacation together in 2014, but have been spotted on plenty of dinner dates and family trips since their split.

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6. Kate Hudson & Matt Bellamy

After nearly three years and one son together, Kate Hudson and Muse singer Matt Bellamy called off their engagement, and in December 2014, announcing that despite the split, “they remain very close friends and committed as co-parents.”

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7. Kris and Caitlyn Jenner

Despite the drama surrounding their split after 22 years of marriage and Caitlyn’s shocking gender transition, the reality TV couple have put on a united front for the good of their family.

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8. Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet were married from 1987 to 1993 and had one daughter together, actress Zoë Kravitz.  Speaking about her parents’ close friendship, Zoë says that her parents “have so much love for each other”.

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9. Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom announced that they amicably separated after three years of marriage in 2013, but remain close for the sake of their son Flynn. Miranda married Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel in May 2017 and announced in November that the couple is expecting their first child.

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10. Jerry Yan & Chiling Lin

Taiwanese television idol Jerry Yan and his former girlfriend Chiling Lin are sparking talk that they have rekindled their romance after being spotted in Malaysia together. He even admitted to the media, “I’m happy to be in contact with her. We’re sincerely looking after each other. I’ve read the reports and hope that everyone will give us some space.”

Yan and Lin both began their careers as models. They were romantically linked in the tabloids in 2003, after he shot to superstardom with the 2001 drama, Meteor Garden, and before she rose to fame as a supermodel in 2004. They split in 2006 but things look to be back on track for the two stars.

Photo: Apple Daily Hong Kong & Lianhe Wanbao

This article first appeared on womensweekly.com.sg

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