Russell Brand and Katy Perry had a strenuous holiday season. Â Brand filed for divorce on Friday after 14 months of marriage, reports People. Â Rumors started circulating when Brand and Perry spent the holidays apart, with Brand in the U.K and Perry in Hawaii with friends. Â The couple were also spotted without their wedding rings in the days prior to the split. Â “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” said Brand in a statement. Â “I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
How do you stay on good terms with your ex during a very public divorce?
Going through a divorce is hard enough even without attention from others. Â Here are a few ways to stay friendly with your ex:
1. Monitor rumors: When a split gathers attention, false rumors are bound to pop up. Â Try monitoring the rumors, and denying false assumptions whenever possible.
2. Keep it private: Though you are probably surrounded by friends who want to know the details behind your split, some things are best kept private. Â You can tell your friends the details later when you and your ex have had time to heal.
3. Keep in touch with your ex: Keep in touch during your divorce. Â Don’t let your lawyers do the communicating for you. Â In order to stay friends in the future, you’ll have to lay the groundwork now.
Have you gone through a public split? Feel free to share your experience in a comment below.