9 Hollywood celebrities who are still friends with their exes

Breakups always appear on the front page, but what is not said is that sometimes, those former relationships turn into real friendships

By Ingrid Mateos


Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt (Twitter)

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone


In 2017, Garfield opened up about their post-relationship, stating that even as exes, they care about each other as friends. "There's so much love between us and so much respect…I'm her biggest fan as an artist. So for me, it's been bliss to be able to watch her success and watch her bloom into the actress that she is. And it's also been wonderful to have that kind of support for each other. It's nothing but a beautiful thing."

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin


After a decade of being married, the actress and Coldplay's frontman split, and while many wondered what they would arrange their co-parenting duties, apparently, everyone was worried but not them. Actually, Paltrow is officially friends with Chris Martin's girlfriend Dakota Johnson and even they have been spotted together. Gwyneth has declared that yes, their split was painful but she stayed positive in trying to turn her divorce into something positive


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony


Right now, Jennifer Lopez is amid her love crisis with Alex Rodriguez, and without speculating much, many fans said Marc Anthony was there for her when the split rumor was still recent. One day after the bad news was around, Lopez shared a picture with a video call with Anthony. Now, that's supportive! In 2017, Lopez referred to Marc as her best friend and we can attest to that. On a more professional level, Anthony was executive producer of Lopez's Spanish-language album 'Por Primera Vez.' Lopez said in an episode of Spotify's ¡Viva Latino! podcast that working on the album with Anthony helped their friendship.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis


With three kids together, they seem to fit so well as friends. In 2018, Demi Moore was invited to the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis and the actor took it like a champ. Even years later, when Demi separated from Ashton Kutcher, it is rumored Bruce Willis was there for her. Their daughter Rumer Willis has spoken about her parents, saying she never had to split up vacations or birthdays because they always made the effort to do all the family events together.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake


Both are now happily married but they appear to still be friends. (Diaz is currently married to musician Benji Madden, while Timberlake tied the knot with Jessica Biel back in 2012.) Despite they split in 2007, they starred together in the 2011 rom-com Bad Teacher. In an interview back in 2014, Diaz revealed she is still friends with all her exes. "I'm still friends with my ex-boyfriends," she said. "I feel like all my relationships are strong — friends, family. I've invested in my people and they're invested in me."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner


After a decade of marriage, and sharing three children, Jennifer and Ben still see each other as friends. More recently, Ben declared that Jennifer helped show him "the meaning of love" by helping him overcome his alcoholism. They even go on family vacations and spend some holidays together. (Actually, he also said he never wanted to divorce but this comment sparks more love than intended)

Melanie Grifitth and Antonio Banderas


Marrying someone for twenty years surely leaves a mark. Antonio Banderas has declared that although he and Melanie are no longer together there is no bad blood between them and even go as far as call her a best friend. “I am not married to Melanie anymore, but she is my family,” he said. “She is probably one of my best friends, if not the best friend that I have. My family is there, Dakota (Johnson), Little Estella, and Alexander (Bauer).”

Lenny Kravitz and Nicole Kidman


Following her split from ex-husband Tom Cruise, Nicole needed a respite and Lenny Kravitz was the one for her. They only dated for a year or so. the two remain friends and there are even rumors that Lenny considers Nicole “the one who got away." Sadly, they broke up and Nicole declared back then that “It just wasn’t right,” she went on. “I wasn’t ready. We weren’t ready … I get engaged and I get married — that’s my thing. I don’t want to date. I’m interested in a very, very deep connection.” Years later Nicole married Keith Urban and in 2013 they ran into each other with Kravitz even there are some photos around where everyone is hugging.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt


Long story short, Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt creating the hottest couple in the 90s, then Angelina Jolie came and stole the title and the husband! They moved on, and now many years and after Pitt's divorce from Jolie, it seems like Brad and Jennifer are reconnecting. They made many people wonder about their friendship when at the SAG Awards, they acted together in a virtual table read of the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (In the video clip, Morgan Freeman is representing us all when he is all broad smiles  while the ex-couple interact with each other)

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