Can separation actually bring people closer together?  It looks like that may be the case for ex-celebrity couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.  According to People, the pair were “constantly touching and kissing each other” at Friday evening’s SHG’S Eden Hollywood opening.  Efron and Hudgens announced their split in December, but appeared to be more than friends on the dance floor.  “Vanessa was bopping around with her arms up while Zac had his hands all over her,” the source says.  “Vanessa had a smile on from ear to ear and the two were inseparable after that.”

How can you hang out with an ex after a public breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you and your ex make your breakup public, any contact you have from then on becomes the talk of the day.  If you had a public breakup but want to continue to hang out, Cupid has some tips:

1. Be honest: If you don’t want the rumors to start, be up front.  The best way to avoid talk is to tell your friends honestly that you and your ex are starting to hang out again, and it’s nothing more than that.  The more you tell them, the less they have to make up.

2. Stay out of the limelight: For some people, it’s easier to go with the low key approach and risk the rumors than to face their friends.  If telling those close is too much pressure, keep it to yourself a long as possible.

3. Return to spotlight: The best way to start fresh with your ex is to make your make-up just as public as your breakup. Invite your friends when you hang out with your ex.  That way you can avoid the stress of secrets and put all rumors to a halt.