Former celebrity couple and co-stars Scott Speedman and Keri Russell made celebrity news once more during their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. While guest starring, Speedman and Russell joked about their past relationship. The pair had dated during their time on the hit show Felicity, which aired from 1998 to 2002. Speedman and Russell reminisced about the time Russell chopped her hair off for the sake of the show’s storyline, which Speedman didn’t take well. “We were actually dating at the time and I had been such a disaster of a boyfriend up until then and I knew I had to put on a good show. I knew I was going to see her new haircut and I was like, ‘Come on man, you got to bring it home. You gotta do it,'” Speedman admitted, “And I got to work and she turned around the corner and my face sort of froze in a half panic, half smile sort of situation. I just didn’t pull it off and she called me out.” Russell chimed in saying they were able to endure the situation although her haircut at the time was reminiscent of a Chia Pet. “It grew into something great,” Speedman added reassuringly. Despite making it through the haircut phase, this celebrity couple parted ways shortly after, but they’ve remained close friends.
This celebrity news has us laughing at the amicable exes. What are some ways to keep your relationship with your ex civil?
Just because your relationship has ended doesn’t mean you have to hate your ex. As a matter of fact, if you’re able to remain friends with an ex, you’re more likely to avoid unnecessary drama. Let Cupid help you figure out how to remain civil with your ex:
1. Have your own stuff going on: Whether it be a hobby, a career or volunteer work- you need to have things that keep you busy. Having your own activities will not only bring you enjoyment, but it will also distract you from any lingering thoughts of your ex. It’s important that you make moving on as easy as possible, and keeping busy is the best way to do just that.
2. Don’t be tense in their presence: No one likes being in the line of fire of hostile exes. If you were friendly before your relationship, try to bring those positive vibes with you post-breakup. If friendship is something new for you and your ex, then take things slow and stick to discussing lighthearted topics if you’re ever in the same room again.
3. Keep details to yourself: Even if you and your ex parted ways a long time ago, you need to be careful with the things you say. In trying times you may want to vent to your ex, but you need to ask yourself if this would be the best thing to do. You don’t want to put yourself in an awkward situation where your ex can use information against you.
Are you friends with any of your exes? How have you been able to keep things civil and platonic? Share your stories below!