The Friendliest Divorces in Hollywood
Celebs who called it quits, then went on vacation together
We feel you: Ben & Jen’s announcement cut deep. But as demonstrated by those two, not every Hollywood divorce involves nine-figure lawsuits and public screaming matches.
In the spirit of positivity (as only Jennifer Garner could inspire), we present Tinseltown’s sweetest breakups.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
While this split is still a little raw, it appears that the former couple (married for ten years) will still share their California home for now. The pair even took a post-divorce family vacation to the Bahamas.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Thirteen years and three daughters later, these two still are all buddy-buddy, even partnering up at red-carpet events and attending each other’s second weddings.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
The Scream stars fell in love on set, which led to 11 years of marriage and a daughter. Today, they remain an active part of their 10-year-old’s life, even going out to lunch regularly and calling each other friends.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
From their 12 years together came Apple, Moses and a slew of Gwyneth-inspired Coldplay songs. From their divorce came the term “conscious uncoupling.”
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Taking a page from the co-parenting handbook, this former couple handled their split quietly and still hang out on the sidelines of their kids’ soccer games.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Matching blood-vial necklaces and rumors of living in a dungeon couldn’t save this whirlwind three-year relationship, but Thornton claims that the two had a great marriage and that they still check in on each other regularly.
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
The actress and the Black Crowes singer tied the knot when Hudson was only 21 and made it work for six years. Son Ryder is their sole focus now, and Hudson reportedly still loves Chris to pieces.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
The kid saves the day yet again: In the case of these two beauties, co-raising their son, Flynn, is what keeps them in each other's lives. And it’s what keeps them friends (or maybe, friends with benefits?).
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli
The 90210 star drops off her Twilight ex at the airport on the reg, and they equally fund joint bank accounts for their three daughters’ educations.
Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel
Joel serenaded his supermodel ex last summer at a Madison Square Garden concert. She later Instagrammed “bumped into an old friend at the Garden.”
Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz
Twenty years ago, the actress and the singer called it quits. But when you’ve got the chance to attend the 2015 Met Gala and match your outfit to your ex’s, you take that opportunity, right?
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant
So, they weren’t exactly married, but the attractive two were the hot-item couple for 13 years. Despite the most notorious sex scandal of 1995 (who could forget Grant’s late-night apology?), the couple stayed together until 2000 before parting ways, amicably. And all appears to be forgiven: Grant is godfather to Hurley’s son.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds
Before Blake, there was ScarJo. A quiet courtship, super-private wedding and nearly silent announcement of separation made us almost forget that these two were once a couple for a hot minute. They both have new spouses now but remain pals to this day.