Let’s be honest: breakups are not easy. Even in the best of circumstances they can still be messy and painful. But when kids are in the mix, things become even more complicated. After all, no matter your personal feelings towards each other, you still have to somehow figure out a way to co-parent effectively for, well, the rest of your children’s lives. No big deal, right? But amidst all the quickie divorces and alleged cheating-with-the-nanny scandals in Hollywood, it turns out that there are a number of former celebrity couples who can teach the rest of us a thing or two about staying friendly after a breakup. With news that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have recorded a song together for Coldplay’s upcoming new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, it seems that they might just be the king and queen of post-divorce friendship, publicly praising each other, going out to dinner together, and even vacationing together as a family. Even now that they’ve both moved on to new relationships, they’ve managed to stay on top of their friendly-exes game, which no doubt is a wonderful thing for their children, Apple and Moses.
But Gwyneth and Chris aren’t the only one who seem to be doing a great job at conscious uncoupling. These other famous exes are also setting awesome examples for maintaining healthy post-breakup friendships: