Jennifer Carpenter "Still Loves" Ex-Husband Michael C. Hall

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Things could have been awkward on the set of Dexter after Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall filed for divorce in December 2010.

Instead, the two costars have managed to remain close confidantes while working together on the show's sixth season (currently airing on Showtime).

"I mean, he is and always will be one of my best friends in the world. And just because the marriage ended doesn't mean the love isn't still there," Carpenter, 31, recently told E! News. "We take very good care of each other and our cast -- we always have -- and I'm just really lucky."

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Even if they hadn't gotten along, Carpenter said she's grateful to be part of such a successful series.

"Because, you know, to be six years in and still challenged by the work and proud of the work is quite an accomplishment," she explained. "It's largely in part to our writers. They are all powerhouses and sick in the greatest way!"