10+ Celebrity Ex-Couples Who Are Nailing Co-Parenting
Co-parenting can be challenging, but these 11 celebrity ex-couples have found a way to make it work. From putting their differences aside for the sake of their children to prioritizing open communication, these former partners prove that love may fade, but the commitment to parenting lasts a lifetime.
1. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
After ending their romantic relationship in October 2021, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have managed to maintain a peaceful co-parenting relationship for the sake of their daughter Khai.
Hadid revealed that she schedules her work commitments for “when Khai is with her dad,” adding, “...that she can be with both parents makes me very happy.” The model also offered advice for other co-parenting couples, saying, “Just keeping the importance of the child’s happiness at the forefront. You have a long life alongside this person.”
2. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Khloé Kardashian intends to maintain a co-parenting relationship with her ex, Tristan Thompson, regarding their new baby. Kardashian wants Thompson to be involved as much as possible in raising their child, just as they currently do while co-parenting their 4-year-old daughter, True.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Following their divorce in 2016, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have received praise for their healthy co-parenting relationship. According to Gwyneth Paltrow, “in a way, the divorce and my relationship with Chris now is better than our marriage was.”
She also shared, “Some days, you really don’t want to be with the person you’re getting divorced from, but if you’re committed to having a family dinner, then you do it. You take a deep breath, look the person in the eye, remember your pact, smile, hug, joke, and recommit to this new relationship that you’re trying to foster.” Paltrow emphasized that divorce doesn’t mean the end of the family, stating, “You’re ending a marriage, but you’re still in a family.”
4. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis remain on the friendliest of terms when it comes to divorce and co-parenting. Moore expresses her pride in their divorce, stating, “It’s a funny thing to say, but I’m very proud of our divorce.”
She goes on to reveal that while the initial separation was difficult, they were able to transform the foundation of their relationship, which had created their family into something new that provided their daughters with a loving and supportive environment with both parents. In fact, Moore even asserts that their divorce brought them closer together than they were before, stating, “We felt more connected than we did before the divorce.”
5. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott
After over 2 years of dating, Scott and Jenner split in October 2019. However, they remained on good terms for the sake of their daughter Stormi. The rapper shared that he will “always love” Jenner. “I’ve been spending time with my family and with my daughter, Stormi. Being a dad is better than what I thought it would be,” he wrote.
Scott said, “Stormi is one of the best human beings I know. She’s like my best friend. She makes life a little bit easier. She just inspires me, and she surprises me every day with how she’s thinking. It’s so crazy.” Jenner herself has also spoken positively about Scott’s parenting skills. “We have such a great relationship. We’re like best friends,” she said.
6. Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne have made a joint effort to be involved in their son Bear’s life after they split in 2018.
“Liam is a great dad. He’s much softer than me,” Cheryl says. “But it is what it is, and I’m OK about it. When you have a baby, you are not consumed with just thinking about yourself. It’s your responsibility to keep things settled and happy, so you make the best of everything. And we have.”
7. Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
After being married for nearly 9 years, the couple split in 2018. Dewan shared that they were adjusting to co-parenting their daughter, Everly, and striving to be their best parents.
“We’re just getting used to it. We’re in a very positive energy together, trying to be the best parents to Everly. We support each other,” she said.
8. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Lopez and Anthony have a great co-parenting relationship, according to the singer. They are “like best friends” when raising their twins, Max and Emme. Initially, she was worried that working together would cause problems, but it has actually improved their relationship.
9. Megan Fox and Brian Austin
Despite moving on to new relationships after their split, they are still friendly co-parents to their children Noah, Bodhi, and Journey. “I will always love her. And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family, what we have built is really cool and really special,” he explained.
“It sucks when life changes and something that you’re used to, that you’ve been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of, but you change. There’s the unknown aspect ... there’s that pit in my stomach ... I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds ... she’s been my best friend for 15 years and I don’t want to lose that.”
10. Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Cox and Arquette have co-parented their daughter, Coco, since they split in 2010. “We’ve just been really open and supportive of each other,” David shared. “We never went head-to-head, [or] battled each other, through the process of divorce and through the process of raising our kid. So it’s made for a friendship and relationship that is out of respect.”
11. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
The 47-year-old Academy Award winner and her 52-year-old talent-agent husband announced their divorce recently after almost 12 years of marriage. They are primarily focused on taking care of their family during this challenging time. They made the decision with their entire family, including their 2 children from the actress’s previous marriage, in mind.
The ex-couple “will continue to co-parent amicably. There is no drama.”
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