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The end of a relationship is usually a sad affair for all parties involved. However, splitting up doesn't always have to mean anger and resentment towards your former flame. Take inspiration from these previous partners have managed to remain close even after the romance has finished.
Former flames Jennifer Lopez and Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs still have eyes for each other as they giggle at the American Music Awards afterparty. The pair were the hottest couple in Hollywood when they dated for two years before splitting back in 2001. At the time J.LO was launching her debut album. Picture: Getty
The two actors were married for 13 years - practically a lifetime in Hollywood! After splitting in 2000, the pair remained incredibly supportive of one another and co-raised their three children. The 'Die Hard' actor attended his wife's later marriage to Ashton Kutcher and the pair are still sometimes photographed on the red carpet together at film premieres. Picture: Getty Images
The pair announced their "conscious uncoupling" last year. However, the 'Shakespeare in Love' actress and Coldplay frontman, who have two children together, are still firmly in one another's lives. The 42-year-old blonde bombshell and her former-husband have been on a family holiday together since the split and Paltrow recently opened up about the separation in an interview with 'Harper's Bazaar U.K', confessing: "it would have been better if we had stayed married." Picture: Hilary Weeks
After meeting on set of their movie 'Scream' during the 90s, the couple fell in love and the rest as they say, is history. However, in 2010 the couple sadly ended their marriage. Nevertheless, the pair have managed to stay extremely close: "It really was a goal of ours to not make it a fight" David told ABC News, "to really support each other and although we'd grown apart to stay connected". The actors are also still business partners, who own jointly own their company Coquette Productions.
The hit maker and blonde bombshell called time on their relationship back in 2006 after nearly four years together. The two actors were reunited on a professional level however, when they starred opposite each other as love interests in the movie 'Bad Teacher'. When questioned on whether the job was an awkward on however, a cool Cameron told 'Us Weekly': It really wasn't a big deal, we had a great time and did the job".
After dating for six to seven years, the third-in-line to the throne and his South African girlfriend called it a day. However, with a close-knit circle of friends, it was crucial that the former lovebirds keep things amicable. The Prince and his ex-girlfriend still attend events and move in the same circles are are reportedly close friends.
After seven years together and two children Ava and Deacon, the pair decided to call it quits. Phillippe famously opened up about his divorce in an interview with 'W' magazine saying it was "the darkest, saddest place I had ever been." However, given time the initial pain of the split lessened and now the pair co-exist peaceably. In the interview the 'Stop-Loss' actor goes on to congratulate himself and his former wife on staying "completely focused on" their children. Picture: Youtube
The 39-year-old actress and 59-year-old actor may no longer be married, but the two are still very much involved in one another's lives: "We check in on each other all the time" the 'Armageddon' actor told website 'YourTango'. "She's got so much energy and goodness in her." Aww bless.
Two of the most friendly Hollywood exes have to be former partners Marc Anthony and J Lo. Since the couple split the joint-parents to twins Emme and Maximilian have continued to firmly support and encourage one another: "Marc and I are very good friends" the 45-year-old actress told the 'Huffington Post'. "we're very supportive".
The Muse rockstar and the 36-year-old mother of their son Bingham have been pictured on numerous occasions laughing and joking together since they called off their engagement. Bellamy took to Twitter to reassure his fans after the split: "We're both very happy, it's for the best".
The 'Two and a Half Men' actor and his model ex-wife are another former couple determined to put their kids first: "We're very close and we're good friends" Richards told the 'Huffington Post'. "From day one, I've always to keep the kids a priority…but it takes two people to do that". The former couple still get together to celebrate events such as their daughter Sami's birthday. Picture: PA