By Nicole Caico

On July 9, actress Kate Hudson and her rockstar ex-fiance, Matt Bellamy, joined forces to celebrate their son’s fifth birthday. UsMagazine.com reports that the former celebrity couple took their celebrity kids, Ryder (12) and Bing (5), to Palace Theatre in London to see the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Since calling off their engagement in 2014, Hudson and Bellamy have redefined their celebrity relationship. The two remain amicable for their children and continue to run a joint wine company, Hudson Bellamy Wines.

This former celebrity couple isn’t letting their differences get in the way! What are some ways to remain civil with your ex for the sake of your kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not everyone can remain as friendly as Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy. Remaining civil with an ex isn’t easy. You parted ways for a reason, and it definitely wasn’t because you just loved each other too much. Though you may want to run in the other direction every time you see your ex, that won’t help your children at all. Here are some basic ways to remain civil with your ex:

1. Take responsibility: Chances are that when you split from your ex, some ground rules were laid out–either on your own or in court. Follow them. Do not deviate from the schedule, and be sure to hold up your end of the deal. This will help avoid additional issues and show that you respect your ex’s time with your kids.

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2. Mind your business: Whether your ex is telling you about a date he or she went on, or your kids are relaying information, if it doesn’t have to do with you or your children, stay out of it. You may feel entitled to weigh in, but don’t do it. Staying out of your ex’s personal life or love life will keep everyone’s lives more simple.

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3. Play nice: Maybe you two couldn’t stand each other at the time of the split, but now that you’ve parted ways, tensions should die down. Remain polite when dealing with your ex, especially in front of your kids. If you respect each other, say “thank you” when you can, or do a favor here and there. Co-parenting will work out much more nicely.

How do you remain civil with the parent of your child after a split? Comment below!