By Rebecca White

The holidays are a time when people are brought back together and put aside their differences. According to, that is exactly what celebrity exes Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did this Easter. The pair officially filed for a celebrity divorce this January, after having been separated for seven months. Although their relationship and love is coming to an end, they didn’t let that get in the way of their kids’ holiday and spent Easter Sunday as family in the New York Bronx Zoo.

These celebrity exes are playing nice! What are some reasons to remain civil after a tough break-up?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even though break-ups are hard, it’s important to remain civil with your ex because there is no point in being bitter that things didn’t work out. If this famous couple can do it, so can we!

1. After time has passed, you can be friends: Just because your relationship didn’t work out, doesn’t mean that you can’t be friends once both of you have moved on. Behind every solid couple is a solid friendship, so don’t burn any bridges just yet. Maybe you two can be friends one day.

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2. Kids: If there are kids involved like these celebrity exes, it’s important to remain civil so the two of you can co-parent together. The kids need their parents, so don’t put them in the middle and hold any grudges.

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3. It will let you move on: You can’t truly move on in your life if you’re held up in the past. Let the past live in the past and move forward instead of looking back. Being bitter will only affect your life. Your ex doesn’t care if you’re mad at them, so let go of the animosity.

What do you think are some reasons to remain civil with an ex? Comment below!