8+ Celebrities Who Got Divorced And Are Still Friends

While the word divorce often brings up images of heartbreak and drama, not all couples who get divorced have animosity toward one another.

These days, the idea of having an amicable relationship with your ex in certain situations is more and more common, and this is something many divorced couples strive for. This is especially true when it comes to co-parenting.

Here are 10+ celebrities who got divorced and are still friends.

1. Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Cox married Arquette in 1999 while she was still filming Friends. They were married until 2013, but they have remained friends despite their separation.

Cox even said during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she still considers Arquette her "best friend in the world."

She says staying friends is challenging but also rewarding.

In the same interview, Cox explained that she still loves him.

"I appreciate David more now than I ever did. I mean, it's hard. I don't recommend divorce in general, but, you know, he is my best friend and we've both grown and changed."

2. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

This iconic couple had three kids together before their divorce was finalized in 2000 after 13 years of marriage.

But they are still friendly enough that Moore was invited to the good-hearted Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis in 2018.

3. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

This is another former couple that has done a good job of co-parenting together, despite being such high profile figures.

They were married for around 10 years when they announced they were splitting up in 2011. However, their divorce wasn't finalized until 2014.

They still consider each other friends.

Despite not being romantically together anymore, they have maintained a close friendship.

"We are like best friends," Lopez said on Today. This might not be typical for many divorced couples, but it would definitely make things so much easier for their kids.

4. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Many fans were upset when these two separated in 2018, but the divorce seems to have been as amicable as possible.

They seem to strive to remain friends, especially as they work together to raise their daughter who was born in 2013.

They wrote about their love for each other on social media.

"Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.

"There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision—just two best-friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible."

5. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

Duff married hockey player Comrie in 2010, but she filed for divorce in 2015.

However, the two have been seen together on trips with their son.

"We're so ingrained in each other's lives. I wouldn't choose anyone else to co-parent with. We are really good friends and care a lot about each other," Duff told Cosmopolitan.

6. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

These two A-list celebs called off their marriage in 2015 after about a decade of being together.

But they've remained friends as they co-parent. Affleck even wrote a heartfelt Mother's Day post on his Instagram about Garner in 2019.

7. Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz

This pairing was undeniably one of the most gorgeous and cool that Hollywood has ever seen, but they haven't been together for nearly three decades now.

They divorced back in 1993, but they have still been seen together many times over the years as they've raised their daughter, Zoë Kravitz, who is now a big star in her own right.

In fact, Kravitz is friends with Bonet's current husband, Jason Momoa.

One really cool thing about Kravitz and Bonet is that they are also friends with each other's partners.

Kravitz gifted Momoa a matching bone skull ring as a sign of friendship.

8. Heidi Klum and Seal

These two were married for seven years and had three children before they divorced in 2012.

However, they have been seen many times in the years since then together with their kids.

Heidi Klum even said that she still considers Seal her favorite singer.

9. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

Cannon and Carey were married for six years, but they divorced in 2014.

They had two children together, and they will occasionally hang out as a family. In fact, they even all spent Christmas together in 2018 and posted about it on their respective Instagram pages.

10. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

If there's one couple that comes to mind when thinking of a relatively drama-free divorce, it's these two.

They got divorced in 2014, and they started the phrase and trend of "consciously uncoupling." While the phrase might be easy to mock, it's actually a positive idea.

They still hang out sometimes.

Along with working together to co-parent their two children, they even sometimes hang out with each other and their new significant others.

In 2018 for example, Chris Martin went to dinner with Paltrow, their kids, and her fiancé at the time, Brad Falchuk.

11. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Anna echoed comments made by Chris Pratt about the difficulties of divorce. She said that one of the things that helped to ease the strain was knowing that she and Chris have a deep bond and that they always will.

12. Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon

When Ryan was asked by Larry King what led to his divorce from Reese Witherspoon, he cited their age as one of the biggest factors.

It took some time, but he now considers Reese one of his closest friends.

13. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Orlando was approached by the paparazzi after being seen spending the day with his son and ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

When he was asked if they were still friends, Orlando corrected the reporter and explained that they were family.

14. Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler

Just four weeks ago, Kristin posted this photo to her Instagram account. The caption reads, "The world is full of users. 10 years. Can’t break that."

This led many people to speculate that they were reconciling, but apparently, they remain "just friends."

15. Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies

Rachel explained to Entertainment Tonight that her divorce from ex-husband Daniel Gillies revealed an entirely new facet of their relationship.

"We're friends now. We talk about things that we never talked about before because we have this new relationship."

16. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Brad and Jen have always managed to stay friends ever since their divorce. But this past year, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, they took part in a star-soaked table read of the '80s cult classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

17. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi and Liev have become masters at co-parenting and that's thanks largely to their genuine friendship.

Naomi even took time out of her day to post this adorable photo for Liev's birthday. Doesn't that shirt just melt your heart?

18. Will Smith and Sheree Fletcher

Will and Sheree share a son together named Trey. Over the years, they've maintained a close friendship for the benefit of their son.

It's worked so well that Jada and Sheree also became friends.

19. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

Ashlee, her new husband, Evan Ross, and Pete Wentz are all friends.

Evan spoke with Andy Cohen and expressed how he genuinely felt that Pete was an incredible father and that their relationship as a family was strengthened by the friendship.

20. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

Wiz and Amber are such close friends that they even felt comfortable sharing a kiss-on-the-lips on the red carpet.

Amber explained via Instagram that they were family and that a kiss to them wasn't a big deal.

21. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Melanie and Antonio have maintained a strong friendship for the sake of their children. This photo was taken during a dinner visit.

She captioned the photo, "Father daughter forever ❤️#familydinner." Isn't that just the sweetest thing?

22. Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods

Tiger told Time that he considers Elin to be one of his very best friends. They talk often on the phone and have come to the mutual understanding to act in the best interests of their children.

23. Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead

It's hard enough to be friends after getting a divorce, but working together — that's pretty much impossible.

Not for Tarek and Christina, who still manage to costar in their HGTV series, Flip or Flop, alongside one another.

24. Heather Locklear and Tommy Lee

Who says that you still need to be together in order to celebrate a milestone? On the day of what would've been their 30th wedding anniversary, Heather posted this sexy photo of her and Tommy Lee locking lips.

25. Madonna and Sean Penn

Madonna and Sean arrived at his charity event in Haiti hand-in-hand. During Madonna's speech, she conveyed to the audience just how much she truly did love Sean as a person.

She only wished that she could get him to quit smoking.

It just goes to show you that divorce isn't always the end.

The sad fact of the situation is that nowadays nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. It's an inescapable reality for many of us, but by no means does it have to define us.

These celebrities are all glowing examples of the good that can come when the ego is set aside for the greater cause.