10+ Famous Ex-Couples With Kids We Actually Have Never Heard About
Trying to get past the pain of ending a marriage or relationship can be difficult. It may be harder to break up a relationship when there are kids involved. Everyone’s interest in people’s private lives suddenly increases when fame from becoming a celebrity is added to it, infringing on their right to privacy. Nonetheless, there are some well-known individuals who sincerely care about their kids’ welfare and go above and beyond to co-parent.
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres
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.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
For Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, the key to a great co-parenting relationship is for their child Flynn to have a happy father and mother. Kerr is now married to Evan Spiegel, while Bloom welcomed his new daughter with Katy Perry in 2020.
Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen
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.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Since their split in 2017, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have been co-parenting their son, Jack. While speaking on a podcast, Faris shared that she and Pratt don’t hold grudges, and all they wanted was to make sure their son was happy. They also had an agreement to continue living within a 5-mile radius of each other until Jack finishes sixth grade.
Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro
Kimberly Stewart, an American TV personality and daughter of singer Rod Stewart, and Benicio del Toro did not date officially. Kimberly gave birth to their daughter, Delilah, in 2011.
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger
Michelle and Heath started dating in 2004 after working together on the film Brokeback Mountain. In 2005 Michelle gave birth to their daughter, Matilda. Matilda’s godparents are Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps.
Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
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.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have been together for 10 years, and they share their beautiful twins, Emme and Maximillian. While Lopez admits that there are challenges in co-parenting, she and her ex, Anthony, have stayed friends and are very supportive. She believes that their job as co-parents is to assure their children that their parents love them no matter what.
Vanessa Marcil and Brian Austin Green
Vanessa Marcil and Brian Austin Green started dating in 1999, after they met on set. The couple got engaged in 2001 and had their son, Kassius Lijah, in 2002. A year later, in 2003, they separated.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
On her show, Drew Barrymore revealed that “you’re never not together if you have children.” She shares daughters Olive and Frankie with ex Will Kopelman, who is now married to fashion personality Allie Michler. While Barrymore admits that she isn’t perfect, she and ex Will are very committed co-parents to their daughters. They even went to a trick-or-treating event with Michler and said it was a very positive experience.
Meg Tilly and Colin Firth
Meg Tilly and Colin Firth met on set and started dating in 1989. This relationship lasted for 5 years and the couple lived together in a house in the suburbs of Vancouver. They welcomed their son, William Joseph, in 1990.
Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney
These 2 actors got married in 1990. Their son, Clyde, who became a singer, was born in 1999. Catherine and Dermot divorced in 2007.
Amber Rose and Wix Khalifa
Model Amber Rose revealed that she and her ex, Wiz Khalifa, have always been good at co-parenting. She says that they talked about co-parenting early on in their split, saying that “it’s not about your feelings, it’s about the kids.” Amber also talked about being close to Wiz’s current girlfriend, Aimee Aguilar, saying that if she can’t reach Khalifa when he’s in the studio, she’ll call Aguilar and she’ll put their son, Sebastian, on the phone for her.