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15 Celebrity Couples Who Stayed Friends After Their Marriage Ended

We all agree that not every marriage lasts forever. There are so many difficulties in life that we can’t imagine when the storm comes to us. And getting a divorce is one of the toughest decisions in life, whether you’re famous or not. Celebrities find more trouble than ordinary people because of their fame. Celebrities split up and their stories will spread through newspapers and magazines.

But it doesn’t mean the separation has to be the end. Some celebrity couples agreed to stay friends after getting divorced. We can’t know the reasons but it’s good for their children if they have. These stories can be an inspiration for all of us. The ending of a marriage isn’t really a bad thing. They have just finished their journey and opened up a new chapter in their life. Why can’t they be friends?

We made a list of famous couples who decided to turn their love into friendship after their marriage ended. Check the couples below!

#1 Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

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Hilary is not only Mike’s great friend. Hilary Duff’s ex-husband, Mike Comrie is ‘still very close’ with her family.

#2 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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In a vulnerable essay, Paltrow wrote about her and Martin’s process of “conscious uncoupling.” The couple still is friends and are co-parenting their children.

#3 Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis got divorced in 2000. Bruce admitted that he still loves Demi and they are very close. He doesn’t even remember what went wrong in their marriage. They have three children and continue to raise them together.

#4 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon said none of them have problems with each other after they got divorced. They all have their own plan for the future but still share their problems with each other.

#5 Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr


Miranda Kerr also has a good relationship with Orlando Bloom. Miranda said that she congrats her ex for dating Katy Perry.

#6 Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet

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Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet are happy about co-parenting their child Bear after their marriage ended.

#7 Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

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They finished their magical journey in April 2018. But the couple decided to stay friends with each other.

#8 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer and Ben decided to separate after living together for 13 years. They still kept their relationship close because of their children.

#9 Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez said that she is happy about starting a new chapter in her life. Lopez and Marc Anthony got divorced and became great friends with each other.

#10 Madonna and Sean Penn

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Madonna considers her former husband her best friend and they are very close to each other.

#11 Courteney Cox and David Arquette

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Courteney Cox and David Arquette are still in good friendship. Especially, they are still co-parenting their daughter Coco.

#12 Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki

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Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki continue as friends after getting divorced

#13 Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

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Their relationship went the distance for several years before they would divorce in 2008. It was difficult for both Phillippe and Witherspoon to move on after the split. Despite how things might have ended up between the two, Witherspoon didn’t have any regrets about marrying her Cruel Intentions co-star.

#14 Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

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During their divorce, Anna Faris and Chris Patt prioritized their close friendship. That’s probably why they still have a great relationship, even post-break-up.

#15 Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton


Thornton said that Jolie “is still a friend of mine” and “she’s a great person.”

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