When you split in the public eye with the media going into tizzy and fans expressing their concern, disappointment or just plain opinion on social media, you would think it’s too much of a trouble to get back in touch or stay friends with your ex. However, Hollywood and Bollywood elite are proving that this isn’t the case. Recent sightings of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck after the former’s split from her partner Alex Rodriguez reiterates the fact that you can stay close to your ex even after you’ve found new partners. After all, they used to be so important in your life at one point of time and know more about you than many of your other friends. So here’s a list of our favourite celebs who have remained good friends with their exes.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
The two have been spending time in Los Angeles post Jlo’s breakup with Alex Rodriguez. The two were engaged in 2002 and were known as “Bennifer” to the world. The wedding that was to take place in 2003 was postponed the same year and eventually the two broke off in January 2004. Lopez called the breakup with Affleck “probably my first big heartbreak.”
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
We all know of the adorable backstage reunion of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG Awards. The two went through a much publicised divorce in 2005 but 14 years later, Pitt attended Jennifer’s 50th birthday party in February 2019. Though Brad has been seeing different women post his split from Angelina Jolie, he and Jennifer continue to be good friends.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
The two had a much publicised romance and a breakup that hurt the whole nation. As per reports Ranbir cheated on her with Katrina, which led to the split. Both have moved on since then, with Deepika being happily married to Ranveer Singh and Ranbir’s now dating Alia Bhatt. But the two continue to remain close friends and often hang out together.
Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
Once a power couple, the childhood sweethearts split in 2014 but they still continue to be co-parents for their two sons. The two even go on family vacations together and have been rooting for each other with adorable posts on social media.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The two ended their marriage after 10 years and three children in 2015. They have been with different people ever since but still continue to be close to each other and often spend time together with their children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth is maarde to TV producer Brad Falchuk now but Chris Martin, her ex-husband and the father of her children, Apple and Moses is still a close friend. On Chris’ 42nd birthday she posted a cute message on Instagram which read: "Happy Birthday CAJM. This is a special one. We love you so much. #42.”
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
After they split in 2013, Miranda and Orlando have not only remained close friends but celebrate each other’s new relationships too. They have shown a lot of people how to do this the right way. When Bloom's fiancé Katy Perry posted a sweet tribute to the actor on his 44th birthday, Kerr commented, "Awww 😍❤️😍 Love you guys so much! Happy Birthday @orlandobloom 🎂🌈💖”
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan
Katrina and Salman went on to do many movies together post their breakup. Though the two never publicly acknowledged their relationship when they were together, many believe that Salman is responsible for Katrina’s upward career graph. Till date they remain good friends and are often seen at each other’s parties.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
Recently for Travis Scott’s 29th birthday ex Kylie Jenner flew cross country to be with him. This is more than friendly gesture is what media speculated. The former couple who have a daughter called Stromi split in October 2019. While they continue to co-parent their child, the two seem to be giving their relationship another chance.