Romance Lost But Friendship Remained: Former Celebrity Couples Who Are Still Close Friends
Breaking up is always hard to do, especially if you both are celebrities. However, losing the spark doesn’t always mean losing the person – just take a look at these stars who prove that you can be friends with your ex:
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony met at Paul Simon’s The Capeman, where he took on the starring role. However, things didn’t immediately take off between them and the Latina singer went on to have a series of controversial marriages and relationships.
Months after J. Lo broke up with Ben Affleck, she and Marc were spotted hanging out and the romance eventually led to a wedding in 2004. Their love also bore two children, Emme and Maximilian.
They called it quits in 2011 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. Despite not having a happy ever after, they remain friends to this day – in fact, as per hearsays, the Puerto Rican artist is invited to his ex and retired footballer Alex Rodriguez’s upcoming nuptials.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
If there’s a perfect example of an amicable breakup, that would be Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s relationship. They first met in 2002 after her father died and then they were spotted spending time together.
In the following year, they announced that they were expecting their first bundle of joy. Days after, they secretly tied the knot.
In 2006, they welcomed Moses, their second child, and while they hoped to keep their private life away from the spotlight, the public still had an idea of what was happening in their relationship. In 2014, Gwyneth famously coined the phrase consciously uncoupling, which, to put it bluntly, meant they were going their separate lives.
However, they continued to stay friends after that decision, and they were even spotted going on double dates with their new partners, Brad Falchuk and Dakota Johnson.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
After a whirlwind romance, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, then an It couple, exchanged I Do’s. As per the Ghost star’s book, their marriage, which was blessed with three kids, Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout, wasn’t perfect.
After more than 10 years of being together, they divorced in 2000, but that didn’t stop them from supporting one another. When Bruce renewed his vow to Emma Heming last year, Demi was there to witness the milestone, and when the 57-year-old threw a release party for her memoir, Inside Out, her ex-husband was also there.
More in Celebrities
Writing for Impact: Timeless Tips for Winning People Over with Your Words
Don’t you hate receiving e-mails that are long and filled with unnecessary words? Because you’re a busy bee, you can’t help but lose...July 24, 2021
These Celebrities Are Vegan, But What Motivated Them to Change Their Diet?
Throngs of successful musicians have promoted veganism, citing their reasons that range from environmental and animal advocacy to the wonderful health...July 20, 2021
Will Your Marriage Have a Happy Ending or Is It Headed for Divorce? These Are the Tell-Tale Signs
The sad news about getting married is that you really have no idea if it will work or if it will...June 26, 2021
Gourmet on a Budget: 5 Quick and Easy Breakfasts That Are Not Cereal
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why a simple and filling meal should replace cereals, which aren’t...April 8, 2021
All the Movies Chris Hemsworth Starred in Before His Breakthrough Role in Thor
Kids and adults alike may probably remember Chris Hemsworth the most as the hunk hammer-wielding son of Odin, Thor, in the...March 7, 2021
Are You Using Your Gadgets Too Much? Here’s How to Stop Excessive Screen Time
What do you do the moment you wake up? Some of us pray, meditate, or say our mantra out loud, but...January 12, 2021
There is a Very Good Chance You Don’t Know This Important Detail About Your Partner
When you have a partner, you inevitably share almost everything together – from the couch to the bed, and sometimes, even...January 5, 2021
Coffee Might Boost Your Mood, But a Cup Won’t Help When You’re Trying to Do This
All beds are magical – they have this inviting charm that can pull us up back to Snoozeland anytime it wants...December 28, 2020
John Legend Admits He Stopped Doing This Unimaginable Thing When Chrissy Teigen Arrived in His Life
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s relationship is an open book and many people are loving how raw and real the pair...December 3, 2020