Breaking up is emotional and difficult and can sometimes be messy. Even more so when you're a celeb and the whole world is witness to your heartache. However, many celebs opt to be nice about it and stay friends with their exes.
Some do it for their kids, some do it because they still care about the person they used to be with, but for whatever reason, these celebs chose to stay friends with their exes.
Here are 10 of our fav celeb exes-turned friends:
1. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Brad and Jennifer were one of the hottest glam couples. However, looking good together doesn't guarantee that things will work. The broke up after a 5-year marriage and Brad started dating Angelina Jolie. Channel24 reports these two are still friends to this day, despite the storm caused by their breakup.
2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah and Nick's breakup broke the hearts of their fans. They were a lovely couple and have beautiful twins together. They divorced in 2014 but remained friends for the sake of their kids. They attend functions together and seem to harbour no bad feelings toward each other.
3. Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy
J-Lo and P Diddy were only together for about 3 years, but they were much adored as a couple. Diddy admitted J-Lo was one of his greatest loves. The two didn't air their breakup details for all the world to see and still get on very well when they see each other.
4. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Who could ever forget this couple? The world fell in love with Kristen and Robert as they fell in love behind the cameras. Sadly, the two broke up in 2013 and Kristen actually publicly apologised for cheating on Robert. They can still be seen hanging out together and despite not working as lovers sure make a handsome pair of friends.
5. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods was exposed as a cheater in 2009 and his wife, the mother of his 2 children, divorced him in 2010. However, rather than playing dirty during and after the divorce, Elin chose to rebuild her relationship with the golfer. He said that she's become one of his best friends. This is truly inspiring behaviour.
6. Seal and Heidi Klum
The glam couple looked amazing together and was married for 9 years. Sadly, they split in 2014 but had a clean divorce. The press reported nasty rumours but the two insist that their break up was peaceful. The stars are often seen smiling in each other's company - proving exes can actually get along.
7. Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen
Kate and Michael were together for 8 years and fans of the two were heartbroken when the news broke of their split in 2003. However, their breakup was private and dealt with in the best way. The two still get along very well and have even been spotted sharing friendly hugs.
8. Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
This handsome couple were married for 6 years. Unfortunately, things didn't work out for them and they got divorced in 1993. But they chose to remain friends for the sake of their daughter, actress Zoë Kravitz. The exes are often seen hanging out with Zoë and seem to get along really good.
9. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Bennifer, as the couple was lovingly known, were separated for many years before their divorce finally got settled. However, that doesn't mean the two can't get along. They have 3 kids together and are very supportive of each other. In fact, Jennifer reportedly took Ben to rehab because his family believed she was the only person he'd actually listen to.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Chris and Gwyneth were married for 13 years and gave their breakup a strange title - they "consciously uncoupled” in 2014. Whatever that means, it worked for them because they still remain friends and spend time together with their 2 kids.
Who says Hollywood only sets bad examples?
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