Not all love lost is followed by a feud. Even though we may be too familiar with celebrities having a bitter relationship after they end their romance, some of them are giving hope in humanity and true friendship by maintaining a good bond with their exes.
Instead of throwing shades at each other, these stars show support and love to their former lovers, proving that an amicable split does exit and is not entirely impossible. Some of them even have no problem in having a double date with their respective new love interests, while some of them are kind enough to hang out with their exes’ kids.
1. Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick
They remained as one of the best co-parents of all time. Kourtney and Scott had an on-again, off-again relationship for nearly 10 years before splitting for good in 2015.
Although they’ve had their fair share of drama—much of which was on display on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”—they’ve stayed unified, spending a lot of time vacationing together, for the sake of their three children: Mason, Penelope, and Reign.
The exes have become such staples in each other’s lives, even as they’ve both dated other people, that Kourtney said many outsiders are confused by their relationship and think they’re “crazy” in a Poosh YouTube video.
2. Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott
Kylie and Travis broke up in October 2019 after more than two years of dating but kept things amicable for their daughter Stormi. In a cover story for XXL Magazine in December 2019, the “Astroworld” rapper said that he will “always love” the beauty mogul.
“I’ve been spending time with my family and with my daughter, Stormi. Being a dad is better than what I thought it would be. Stormi is one of the best human beings I know. She’s like my best friend. She makes life a little bit easier. She just inspires me and she surprises me every day with how she’s thinking. It’s so crazy,” he wrote.
Travis added, “Her mom and I came up with the name Stormi together. I love her mommy and I always will.”
3. Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
When Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner called it quits a day after their 10th wedding anniversary in 2015, plenty were surprised. But despite a rocky post-divorce landscape (including rumors of infidelity, and Ben’s struggles with alcoholism) the couple appears to maintain a united front when it comes to their three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
The 48-years-old actor told CBS This Morning: “We’re doing our very best, and we’re putting our kids first, and that’s how we’re focusing on our day-to-day lives. And we don’t know what the future’s going to hold, but each step that we take is one where we prioritize our children and everything else comes second.”
4. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
When they ended their 10-year marriage in 2014, Lopez and Anthony worked to keep their family unit close. On a 2017 episode of “Live With Kelly,” JLo said she and Marc are “like best friends” when they co-parent their twins Max and Emme.
“At first I was like, ‘We’re good with the kids and everything, but if we start working together, are we gonna start going at each other again?’ And it’s been awesome. Honestly, I think it’s even helped our relationship,” she said.
The “Hustlers” actress added, “We’re just in a really great place, and the kids get to spend time with the two of us more together and see us working together. It’s just good for the whole family.”
5. Will Smith & Shiree Zampino
Setting the example of a successful blended family are Will Smith and his ex-wife, Sheree Zampino. Married for three years before divorcing in 1995, the pair has learned ways to co-parent their son, Trey, along with Will’s current wife, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Jada opened up about helping raise Zampino and Smith’s kid, Trey. “When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package… Period! If I didn’t want that… I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey… I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him… his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other… but we have learned to LOVE each other.”
6. Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom
Amicable since their split, Miranda Kerr revealed that in 2015, she moved across the street from ex-husband Orlando Bloom for the sake of their son Flynn.
When asked about the importance of co-parenting, Kerr believes one thing is crucial for parents to remember. “I think it’s really important to have two happy parents,” Kerr told ABC News. “[Bloom’s] a great dad. I’m really lucky to have him in my life.”
7. Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet
‘’It makes things so easy that my parents are still very close,” actor Zoë Kravitz told Ocean Drive magazine in 2015. The young starlet reveals that her parents, musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, worked together to provide a normal life for her after their split. Co-parenting has gone so well for the two that Lenny is even close with Bonet’s children with actor husband Jason Momoa. “It’s really beautiful,” says Zoë. Related article: Lenny Kravitz & Jason Momoa’s Relationship Is Nothing But ”Love”
8. Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon—who were married for eight years and are parents of twins Moroccan and Monroe—might get the award for being one of the best co-parenting couples of all.
Nick Cannon talked to People about co-parenting their twins, saying, “At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a little selfless. You have to say ‘It’s not about us. This didn’t work out quite how we wanted it to but look at the amazing blessing that we have in these wonderful children.’ So you kinda put everything else to the side and really focus.”
9. Anna Faris & Chris Pratt
After eight years of marriage, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced their separation in August 2017. “We are great and there’s so much friendship and love, and we surround Jack with love, and funny, kind, happy people, and as a result, he is really happy,” the actress told Extra in January 2018.
She also opened up to E! News around the same time, saying, “We constantly reinforce what a great kid he is. [We] try to discipline when he’s being a little bit naughty. I think the key is surrounding him with a lot of joy and happiness, which he has a ton of.”
10. Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Our favourite Beautiful Dancer People couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan divorced in 2018 after nearly a decade of marriage. But those “irreconcilable differences” aside, the exes have been amicable throughout the breakup and have ensured that they’re co-parenting daughter Everly to the best of their abilities.
The Hollywood’s heartthrob is quoted in court documents stating that Everly is doing “exceptionally well” since the divorce—likely thanks to her parents’ continued cooperation and communication post-split.