13 Ex-Couples Who Could Write the Manual to Great Co-Parenting

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Couples make up and break up every single day and that is only natural since human relationships are the hardest to maintain. But there are many times that they break up after they’ve welcomed a child together. This means that the break up will be a bit more complicated and they will have to come up with a plan to co-parent. Thankfully, there are many ex-couples who figure out things and work tirelessly towards taking care of their children.

1. Kate Hudson with Chris Robinson, Matt Bellamy & Danny Fujikawa

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Kate Hudson has had a lot of famous relationships, but she’s only been married once. The Music star was married to Chris Robinson from 2000 to 2007. The couple separated in 2006 and they officially divorced in October 2007, but Ryder, their son, has kept them connected. Later on, Kate met Matt Bellamy and together they welcomed son Bingham.

Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa got engaged in 2021. The guitarist and Kate welcomed their daughter, Rani Rose, on Oct. 2, 2018.

2. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

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Despite the end of their marriage, they support each other as parents of their son and as a family. Their son Flynn gets all their attention and Kerr recognizes that she’s blessed to have such a wonderful father for her son. And after the divorce, Bloom claimed, “We love each other and are going to be in each other’s life for the rest of our lives.” Love has won in their case.

3. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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After their divorce, they still perform together, like they did during the Latin Grammy Awards in 2016 (top picture). In addition to maintaining professional admiration for each other, both artists remain united in raising their children. They dedicate messages of affection toward each other on social media, like on Father’s Day when JLo thanked her ex for their 2 “beautiful coconuts.”

4. Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen

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The relationship between Kate Beckinsale and Welsh actor Michael Sheen started in 1995 during a touring production. Their daughter Lily was born in 1999. The couple broke up in 2002, but they remained close friends.

5. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner started a separation process. They didn’t give up immediately and the actors have remained in contact and for a time. Affleck even continued to live in a guesthouse at the family residence, always for the sake of their 3 children. In 2017 they filed for divorce, even though it’s normal to see them picking up their kids from school or cheering them on when they play soccer.

6. Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres

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Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne got married in 2002. In 2007 they welcomed their daughter Delilah. In 2017 Gina and Laurence separated. While they were married, Torres was the stepmother to Fishburne’s daughter and son from his previous marriage.

7. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

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They separated after 10 years of marriage and share 2 kids together. Paltrow considers Martin to be like a brother and insists that they are very familial. They wanted their kids to be as unscathed as possible after their divorce, so they strive to keep their bond strong. They enjoy spending time all together and even her current husband is invited to their family brunches.

8. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

They share a lovely relationship that includes all of Kopelman’s family members. After they divorced in 2016, they decided to put parenting first and tag-team raising their 2 daughters. The exes spend every special date they can together as a united family. As an example, on Mother’s Day in 2017, Barrymore shared an endearing selfie with her ex and a picture with her ex-mother-in-law and ex-sister-in-law, calling them “the moms and loves of my life.”

9. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid

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Meg and Dennis married in 1991, and the next year they welcomed their son, Jack Quaid. The couple divorced in 2001. Just like his parents, Jack Quaid became an actor and debuted in a minor role in The Hunger Games in 2012.

10. Heidi Klum and Seal

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Seal and Heidi Klum are dedicated parents of 4 children that they still share after their divorce. As Seal claimed, Klum is a great mother and is still being the most wonderful woman in the world to him. Klum has always praised her ex for his great parenting skills. They share a feeling of deep affection for each other that can clearly be seen when they meet up together to spend an afternoon in the park with their daughters.

11. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

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If there were true role models for a blended family, Ashlee and Pete could be in the running for this position. Since their split in 2011, Simpson and Wentz have worked on a good co-parenting relationship for their child, Bronx. A source close to the ex-couple said that Simpson and Wentz get along pretty well, including their new partners, Evan Ross and Meagan Camper.

12. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

When the love ended between them, they opted to remain great friends and surround their son with love. In the very same announcement of their separation, they promised that they’d always cherish their time together. Their relationship is so smooth that Faris claims she talks with the father of her child every day. Since there’s no resentment between them, the actress congratulated Pratt when he announced his new engagement with Katherine Schwarzenegger, saying she felt really happy for them.

13. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

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Want to make co-parenting work? There’s an app for that! According to court documents, Channing and Jenna agreed to use OurFamily Wizard, an app designed to help divorced parents communicate. This app is meant to help them raise their daughter, Everly, amid the split.

If you and your ex-partner have a child together, can you share what the experience of co-parenting is like for you?

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