Usually when celebrities decide to divorce, the separated couple ends up on bad terms, occasionally talk bad about one another to the press, and most of all, they fight for their wealthy possessions. It is so common to see Hollywood duos fighting it out in court over their failed marriage, and even when the divorce is finalized, that’s when the slandering really begins, to the extent where it’s 100% clear that the pairing just wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately for these ten former celeb couples, their separation wasn’t anything like the rest of failed Hollywood marriages, having opted for happy endings as opposed to nasty feuds. Some have cheated on their partners, some just grew apart, and some went on to realize that their other half struggles with issues that they weren’t willing to put up with in their marriage. But despite all that, these ten former couples have managed to stay friends along the way; some have even stayed in touch with their exes because they were just better off as pals, while others remained close due to the children they share between one another. See the full list of 10 divorced celebs turned best of friends below.
10. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
They were married for thirteen years and welcomed three children into the world, so it’s only right that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis remained close friends, right? Despite having moved on with other partners, Demi and Bruce are incredibly close with one another, co-parenting their children and even go out for get-togethers from time to time. Don’t be fooled by their closeness though, because both swear that they aren’t attracted to each other anymore, but both still care for one another.
9. Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Fourteen years is a long time to stay married to someone. How do you walk away from a marriage that lasted that long and not choose to stay in contact with your other half? The Friends star wouldn’t know because Courteney Cox has remained close pals with her ex-husband David Arquette, since their split in 2013. The couple shares an 11-year-old daughter named Coco with one another, so co-parenting is likely super important for the two.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow’s divorce from Chris Martin was quite a shock to their fans, seeing that their relationship always seemed as if it was getting stronger and stronger, year after year. That wasn’t quite the case, and while the two have never shared what actually caused their split, the famous couple are still the best of friends. Paltrow is very supportive of Chris — she even comes over to his house with their two children and dine together as a family. Everything is still the same, apart from the fact that they are no longer together.
7. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
Denise Richards’ divorce from Charlie Sheen in 2006 didn’t really surprise anybody. What’s more surprising is that the socialite has remained really good friends with her ex-husband, despite the fact that Charlie used to treat her absolutely horrible. Denise has often forgiven Charlie for his actions, such as the time he evicted her and the kids from one of his many houses, supposedly because Denise didn’t want the children to see Sheen in a bad state. Charlie has had his share of crazy moments over the years, but Denise has fought through them and still remains good friends with her ex-husband.
6. Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
Six years was all it took before Lenny Kravitz would go on to file for divorce from Lisa Bonet. Their relationship didn’t really end on good terms. In fact, news outlets at the time alleged that Lisa and Lenny were relieved that they were no longer married and didn’t dwell over their failed marriage one bit. It wasn’t until years later before Kravitz and Bonet would make up and become really good friends. The singer explained in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, “Zoë’s mom and I now are best friends. When we’re all together now — her man, her kids, Zoë, me — we’re all together and we’re one big, happy family”.
5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorcing came as a shock to everybody — the twosome seemed like they had it all figured out, having welcomed two beautiful children into the world, while their careers were stronger than ever. But, perhaps, the couple just became tired of being married to one another, which would explain why they are still the best of friends. They did not end their marriage on bad terms, having both decided to call it quits, yet still be there as parents for their children.
4. Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum’s divorce from Seal reportedly stemmed over the singer’s short temper, which was said to have been something that Heidi could not overlook in their marriage. Things gradually got worse and Klum seemed to be over the marriage, divorcing Seal in a matter of months, but opting for joint custody of their children. While Seal was devastated, shocked and broken over the split, he eventually learned that it was the best for both of them and has since repaired his broken relationship with Heidi as they now look at one another as good friends. Heidi and Seal always greet each other with a cheek-to-cheek kiss; that’s how you know they are on good terms again.
3. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds was head over heels in love with Scarlett Johansson, and vice versa. The couple filing for divorce in 2011 was considered a huge shock in Hollywood, seeing that the two never really gave any hints that they were having issues in their relationship. Nonetheless, reports say that, though the two have moved on and found love again, Ryan and Scarlett are still very supportive of one another in both of their movie careers. It never seems too awkward when they run into each other.
2. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Orlando Bloom’s announcement that he had filed for divorce from Miranda Kerr in 2013 made it clear that the couple just weren’t meant to be. The famous British actor and his supermodel ex-wife seemed to have grown apart following the birth of their son Flynn, leading the famous pair to separate and divorce one year later. And while Miranda has moved on to other famous faces in recent months, she has openly admitted to still staying in touch with Orlando, seeing that he is the father of her child.
1. Angelina Jolie and Billy-Bob Thornton
Nobody would have thought that Angelina Jolie would remain in contact with Billy-Bob Thornton, but when one considers the fact that Jolie often stressed on how her ex-husband was her soulmate, it only made sense, right? News outlets have claimed for the longest time that Angie stills phones up her ex from time to time for guidance and advice, because though they are officially divorced, Jolie still has a lot of respect for her former partner and trusts him a lot. It must be a little awkward for Brad Pitt to know that his wife is still in contact with her ex, despite reports that their relationship is nothing more than a friendship.