By Jennifer Harrington
Dating in Hollywood’s spotlight can be thrilling and challenging for celebrities. While it can be intense for the stars to navigate love with their partner under the microscope of the media and paparazzi, it’s even more problematic when couples break-up and part ways. As we know, breaking up is hard to do and many couples do not remain on amicable terms. However, here is a look at several celebrity couples who have managed to stay friends after ending their romance.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis:
Demi and Bruce were married for over a decade, are parents to three daughters, and also have the “biggest drama-free divorce in Hollywood”. During Demi’s six-year marriage to Ashton Kutcher, it was widely publicized that Bruce spent time with Demi, Ashton, and the kids (the gang appeared everywhere together from red carpets to exotic vacations!). When Demi and Ashton’s marriage dissolved, Bruce was a shoulder for his former wife to cry on. So what’s the secret to the harmony between them? Many speculate it is their shared devotion to their kids, and the fact that their union dissolved without any rumors of infidelity.
Related: Demi Moore Proves There’s Hope After Divorce
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe:
Reese and Ryan married young and split after seven years of marriage. The marriage produced two children, and the grounds of divorce were reported as “irreconcilable differences”. However, in the several years that have passed since they parted ways romantically, it’s apparent that this duo has stayed tight and they have a fantastic friendship. In fact, Ryan and Reese are frequently spotted (with Reese’s current husband, Jim Toth) watching their son’s soccer games together! Hollywood insiders believe the secret to Reese and Ryan’s friendship is open lines of communication and talking through any issues that come up.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hugh Hefner:
Kendra became a star by living in the Playboy mansion as one of Hugh’s girlfriends. Kendra ended her romantic relationship with Hugh, but the couple remained so friendly that Kendra and Hank Baskett were married at the Playboy mansion, and it was initially reported that Hugh would give the bride away during her wedding ceremony! Kendra has a young son with Baskett, and she’s made it known she wants her son to call Hugh “The Godfather”. Recently, Kendra was quoted saying she wanted to kill Hugh’s current wife, Crystal Harris, because she is skeptical of her intentions. This statement is evidence of the deep friendship between Kendra and Hugh; it’s obvious these two always have the others best interest in mind, and they aren’t afraid to stand up for each other when necessary!
It’s certainly not common for celebrity couples to remain friends after the romance fizzles, but it is reassuring to see how these couples have made it work and stayed close. There are obviously lessons to be learned from Demi and Bruce, Reese and Ryan, and Kendra and Hugh. Tell Cupid: what do you think is the most important advice for two people transitioning from lovers to buddies?