14 Celebrity Couples Who Became Friends After Splitting Up

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Human relationships could be more pleasant and bearable than they are today if we all put a little more effort into becoming more empathetic toward each other. Sometimes this is too much to ask. However, some other times, couples develop bonds that are so strong they can even endure the greatest of transformations.

1. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Although Demi Moore and Bruce Willis were married over a decade and divorced in 2000, they are still very good friends. Demi even went to Bruce and his second wife’s marriage vow renewal ceremony in 2019.

2. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

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Miranda Kerr also maintains a good relationship with her ex and current partner, Katy Perry. The supermodel said that the three often hang out together and that Orlando Bloom also likes Miranda’s new husband.

3. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

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Despite going through a messy divorce, they are still on good terms. Jenna Dewan confessed that she is happy to be able to start a new stage in her life.

4. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez revealed in an interview that she was not going through a good time when she was married to Marc Anthony, but after the separation, they became great friends and now share the raising of their twin sons.

5. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

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The relationship had its ups and downs, but this ex-couple did everything they could to give their children the best childhood. That also included staying on good terms. Recently, Reese and Ryan got together to celebrate their son’s birthday.

6. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton


Even almost a decade after their separation, Angelina and Billy remain good friends. He admitted that despite not seeing each other as often as they could, they still talk fairly regularly.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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According to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, they had a “conscious separation,” so their divorce was not so problematic. They meet quite often and share the upbringing of their children.

8. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


During their divorce, Mariah and Nick prioritized their children and preserving their friendship. This is probably why they maintain a good relationship, even after they split up.

9. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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Like many couples who decide to split up, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck maintained a close relationship because of their children. She said that “all children deserve to witness a relationship based on respect.”

10. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

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Not only are they still great friends, but Mike also retains a close relationship with his ex’s family.

11. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

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Following their divorce, Anna Faris revealed that the two “still love each other, will always cherish the moments shared, and still have great respect for each other.”

12. Courteney Cox and David Arquette

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Courteney Cox considers her ex-husband her best friend, and the two remain close, especially since they are raising their daughter, Coco.

13. Madonna and Sean Penn

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Madonna and Sean Penn maintain a good relationship, often speak highly of each other when giving interviews, and are proud of their ex-partner’s accomplishments.

14. Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki

According to Alicia, the relationship still “flows very well,” and they are happy to raise their son, Bear, together.

What do you think about people who can still be friends after their romantic relationship has ended?

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