10 Celebrity Couples Who Co-Parent Like Bosses
Hollywood marriages come and go, but celebrity children are forever. We applaud those celebs who, despite irreconcilable differences, are able to consciously uncouple and rise above their incompatibilities all for the love of their children. Here, ten former celebrity couples who proudly co-parent like bosses.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Affleck and Garner were married for ten years and had three adorable children together, Violet (11), Seraphina (8) and Samuel (5). The pair separated in 2014 (and their divorce has yet to be finalized), but co-parenting suits them well. Affleck has yet to move out of their shared family home...
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
We still fantasize about their young and innocent Cruel Intentions relationship of yesteryear. But Witherspoon and Phillippe are no longer 20 and 22, respectively, and ultimately parted ways in 2007. They share two children together, Ava, aka Reese’s twin (17), and Deacon (13). The pair alternates holidays to keep the peace and respect each other’s newly formed families.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Divorce didn't change the way Carey and Cannon parent their twins, Monroe and Moroccan. In fact, the couple recently celebrated their sixth birthday with a family trip to Disneyland. Cannon has said of their relationship, “When you understand that you have unconditional love for these human beings and you want the best existence for them, then you put whatever differences you may have had aside.” Hear, hear!
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Paltrow and Martin split in 2014 and famously coined the trendy phrase “conscious uncoupling.” The pair realistically acknowledge they're “family forever,” and co-parenting allows them to make the most of their “unfortunate outcome.”
Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs
Menzel and Diggs split in 2013 but maintain a harmonious balance when it comes to co-parenting their son Walker, (7). “Your child comes first, that's all. It's all about that. He comes first and you have to get past your own egos and you never talk bad about each other,” Menzel has said. AMEN.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Even after ten years of marriage, Anthony and Lopez are “like best friends.” The parents to twins Maximilian and Emme (9) speak positively of their relationship. Lopez says, “We're always gonna be great friends...We share something very special in the kids, and we know that.”
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Get this: Kerr intentionally bought a home near Bloom so their son, Flynn (6), can be close to both mom and dad. “We decided as a family it was the right decision for Flynn, so Orlando and I both relocated and we live five minutes from each other,” Kerr said. “Everything revolves around my son and his welfare.” Talk about an amicable split!
Heidi Klum and Seal
After seven years of marriage, Klum said auf Wiedersehen to Seal in 2012, but the pair still reunite for holidays and family vacations for the sake of their pups, Helene (13), Henry (11), Johan (10) and Lou (7). In the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
The Friends actress and kooky actor called in quits in 2013, but their little princess, Coco, remains their number one priority. Arquette has said he and Cox are incredible co-parents and strive to provide a healthy relationship for their daughter's well-being.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
After 13 years of marriage and three daughters, Rumer (28), Scout (25) and Tallulah (23), Moore and Willis are still the coolest parents. It's been 30 years since they initially tied the knot, yet they still take family vacations including Willis's current wife, Emma Heming, and their two children, Mabel and Evelyn.