Keeping a marriage together can be challenging. You have to make sure you spend quality time together despite your busy schedules, and it’s important to make each other a priority, even when you’ve got children to take care of. These factors are common in committed relationships, whether you’re a celebrity or not.
While some famous people are able to maintain a loving marriage, others aren’t so lucky. A few of your favorite celebrities have allegedly tried their best to make their relationship work, but unfortunately decided to end their marriages. Some celebrity divorces have become news headlines just as quickly as famous marriages, and the public is often interested in how the couple’s assets will be divided and who will get custody of the children.
However, there are times when a Hollywood couple goes into business with each other, and both parties start making a pretty good living. In some cases, these couples decide to keep working together, even after their romantic relationship has ended. This may seem like a weird arrangement, but some former couples are able to make it work. Plus, stranger things have happened in Hollywood. Here are 10 divorced celebrity couples who still have to work together.
10 Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall
9 Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
8 Jack and Meg White
7 Kenneth and Tracey Edmonds
6 Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
5 Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons
4 Courtney Cox and David Arquette
While some may immediately think of Courteney Cox as Monica Gellar, the girlfriend and wife of Chandler from the popular sitcom Friends, Cox and Matthew Perry (the actor who played Chandler) weren’t a real couple, even though they were very convincing. Before Friends ended, Cox had dated and married David Arquette. The two got married in 1999, but separated in 2010. In 2012, their divorce was final. Cox and Arquette welcomed a baby girl named Coco, in 2004. However, the two have stated that they are still good friends and love each other dearly. They even work together, and produce the show Celebrity Name Game together. Cox and Arquette have also appeared on the show after their divorce.
3 Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis
The songstress who is known for her sultry tone, and her musician ex-husband Keri Lewis, have a pretty unique relationship. Braxton states that she and Keri actually get along very well, and that there’s none of the drama and fighting that sometimes comes with a breakup. The former couple have two sons, one of whom has autism, so their commitment to doing what’s best for their children is part of what keeps them from bickering. Braxton and Lewis were married from 2001 to 2013, and have worked together musically since their split. Keri Lewis was actually the musical director for one of his ex-wife’s tours, and played the drums in her band. Keri also appeared in a few episodes of the reality show that Toni stars in with her mother and sisters, Braxton Family Values.
2 Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
1 Shania Twain and Mutt Lang
Shania Twain has had a pretty rough life. She lived in a homeless shelter for a while after her mother left her father, and went back home to take care of her siblings after her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident. After Twain started to get noticed in the music industry, she met and fell in love with Mutt Lange, a well-known producer. Lange and Twain were married for 14 years, and Shania was devastated when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with her best friend, Marie-Anne. Marie-Anne was married to Frederic Thiebaud, which means that Shania knew Thiebaud very well. Twain and Thiebaud found comfort in each other after learning that their spouses had been unfaithful to them. This turned into a romantic connection. Although Lange and Twain worked together through the details of their divorce, they eventually cut professional ties, and now Shania and Frederic are happily married. Twain has stated that this is the happiest she’s ever been.