Russell Brand and Katy Perry had a strenuous holiday season. ¬†Brand filed for divorce on Friday after 14 months of marriage, reports People. ¬†Rumors started circulating when Brand and Perry spent the holidays apart, with Brand in the U.K and Perry in Hawaii with friends. ¬†The couple were also spotted without their wedding rings in the days prior to the split. ¬†“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” said Brand in a statement. ¬†“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. ¬†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. ¬†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. ¬†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. ¬†Don’t let your lawyers do the communicating for you. ¬†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.