Hollywood’s Friendliest Exes
Love lost doesn’t mean friendship lost for these friendly exes! Take a look at ex-lovers such as Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, and Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon, who have maintained close relationships even after splitting up.
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
After announcing they were calling it quits on their 10-year marriage in June 2015, the amicable exes have continued to coparent their kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. The pair lived together on the same property for several months to ease the transition for the children, and have even been spotted on several family vacations together post-split, including a Caribbean getaway two months after Garner finally filed for divorce in April 2017.
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Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
Despite splitting in late 2006, Diaz and Timberlake were happy to costar in 2011's Bad Teacher. He's "a genius comedian," she gushed to Us.
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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Despite divorcing in 1998, Willis and Moore remain close friends. Willis has even joked the Moore's new hubby, Ashton Kutcher, is "my favorite child."
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Courteney Cox and David Arquette
After separating in October 2010, the parents agreed to put the needs of their daughter Coco first.
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Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson
"It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three," Anderson said. "Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life."
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Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
Despite divorcing in 2007, Hudson and Robinson remain close friends for the sake of their son Ryder.
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Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson
The on-again, off-again couple called it quits in 2009 but have remained friends and associates since their split.
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Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley
After three years of marriage, the punk rock duo divorced in 2010. "I am grateful for our time together," Lavigne said. "And I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship."
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Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman
The Will & Grace actress filed for divorce from producer Daniel Zelman in June 2012 but called him a "dear friend." Earlier this year, she had this to say about their relationship, "We are co-parenting beautifully… We had Thanksgiving together. In my mind, we will be a nuclear family forever." The couple shares a child, Roman Walker Zelman, born in April 2004.
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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Now happily married to Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon divorced Ryan Phillippe in 2007, eight years after their June 1999 wedding. After their messy divorce, the pair reached a cordial relationship and continued to own property together and hang out at sports games and events supporting their two children, Ava and Deacon.
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Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie announced their separation in January 2014, but their ongoing friendliness had fans wondering if a reconciliation is possible. The pair happily attended the Coachella Music Festival together just three months after their split and parent their son Luca Cruz Comrie, born in March 2012, together.
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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Though they split in October 2013, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have remained friends and continue to speak highly of one another. "He's really happy and I'm happy," the former Victoria's Secret model said of her estranged actor husband. "He's a great dad. I'm really lucky to have him in my life." Bloom is the father to the couple's son, Flynn Christopher Bloom, born in January 2011.
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Kendra Wilkinson and Hugh Hefner
Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner famously dated model Kendra Wilkinson during the taping of his mid-2000s show about his three girlfriends, Girls Next Door. Now married to former football player Hank Baskett with one child and another on the way, Wilkinson has stayed close with Hef, bringing her family to the Playboy Mansion for holidays.
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Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars Kris and Bruce Jenner may have officially separated in October 2013, but they are still as friendly as ever. The former couple, who married in April 1991 and are parents to daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary, posting vintage photos together and still telling each other "I love you."
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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
J. Lo and Marc Anthony officially split up in 2011 after seven years of marriage. The pair is on such good terms though, that Anthony is friendly with Lopez's new man, Casper Smart. "We're actually really, really good friends," the singer said of Smart, adding about Lopez, "When you love someone and you care for someone … Jennifer and I -- I don't say it lightly -- we're great friends." The performers have stayed close to parent their twins, Maximilian and Emme.
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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
Parents of son Bronx (born 2008), Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz divorced in February 2011, less than three years after their May 2008 wedding. The rockers are on good terms, celebrating their son's birthday together in November 2013 as Wentz explained they have a priority to put their son first. "We are great friends," he added of Simpson.
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Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter were married from 2008 to 2011, and continued to work on their Showtime show together after the split. In September 2013, Carpenter opened up about her relationship with Hall, saying, "Our marriage didn't look like anyone else's, and our divorce didn't either, so...I said it before, just because the marriage ended doesn't mean the love did."
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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Nina Dobrev met Ian Somerhalder on the set of their breakout CW series The Vampire Diaries. The pair split in May 2013 after three years together, with an insider telling Us at the time that they "will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started." The prediction was correct as the actors continue to pal around on and offscreen.
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