After 10 years of marriage, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck spend family vacations together, and even go out to dinner the two of them alone. (Photo: Archive)
Bella Hadid thanked her ex, The Weekend, after he sang live in Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show last year. How civilized! (Photo: Archive)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are the friendly break ups club’s founders. They have said that their relationship now is like a brother-sister thing. (Photo: Archive)
After ending their engagement in 2016, Lady Gaga said about Taylor Kinney: “he has been my lover and my friend for so long […] We love each other. That’s it.” (Photo: Archive)
Rummer Willis said about her parents, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis: “They have always strived to celebrate all family events together, and have worked hard to remain united as a family.” (Photo: Archive)
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake broke up more than a decade ago, but the actress has said about her ex that he is a “comedy genius”. (Photo: Archive)
Hillary Duff has said she couldn’t be happier to co-parent her son with ex, NFL player, Mike Comrie. “That’s the dream of every divorced parent!” she added. (Photo: Archive)
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have agreed to live near each other for the sake of their family unity. They’ve even praised each other’s parenting skills on social media. (Photo: Archive)
When Emma Stone won he first Golden Globe earlier this year, her former partner Andrew Garfield was the first to stand up and celebrate the actress’s achievement. (Photo: Archive)
Daniel Kruger and Joshua Jackson have been spotted together since their break up in 2016, but they have said that said they are friends, and nothing more than friends. (Photo: Archive)
J-Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony are not only co-parenting their kids, but they are also working together. Anthony is the executive producer of J-Lo’s upcoming Spanish album. (Photo: Archive)
Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novack played an on and off couple in the show “The Office”, but their romance grew out of the screen. Although their relationship ended a while ago, the couple is still very close, both as friends as well as colleagues. (Photo: Archive)
Live Schreiber said about ex Naomi Watts: “We are parents together, and we will be together for the rest of our lives no matter what […] we are very close. Hopefully, that will never change, and I don’t think it will.” (Photo: Archive)
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have been very good friends since their divorce in 2007. They even spend time together with their kids. (Photo: Archive)
Zöe Kravitz said that her parents, Lisa Boney and Lenny Kravitz, have “a lot of love for each other”, and that Lenny and her stepfather “get along very well”. (Photo: Archive)
Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas were a thing in 2010. About their current situation, Demi said: “we’re still friends.” And Joe has confirmed it: “Dem and I are good friends, and we have been for years”. (Photo: Archive)
Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter fell in love on set, but got divorced in 2011. Jennifer said in an interview “He is and will always be one of my best friends in the world.” (Photo: Archive)
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy were together for almost 3 years, and even had a son together. Even after their separation, the couple remain close friends. They have even spent several holidays and vacations together. (Photo: Archive)
We all know how painful and bitter celebrity break ups can be. Between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris (or any of Swift’s other ex-boyfriends, for that matter), and the traumatizing separation of Brangelina, we have all witnessed the many falling-out-of-loves in Hollywood.
However, the dramatic and scandalous break ups that we are so used to are becoming less and less frequent among the Hollywood elite. Today is all about friendly separations.
Even after their break up in 2015, Andrew Garfield says that if he had to take someone to go with him on a deserted island, that would be Emma Stone. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin celebrated the first anniversary of their separation—yes, you read that right—with a family trip to Mexico.
Friendly exes are the new trend in 2017. In good and bad times, these celebrities who were once in love, continue to support and respect each other, in the name of what once was, but will never be again—or who know!
Check out these 36 celebrities who, even after breaking up, are still something like best friends.