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14 Celebrity Exes Who Worked Together After a Breakup

Breakups can be really painful, but good communication and mutual respect can make the situation much easier. Some former celebrity couples decided to wrap things up on good terms and stayed friendly after ending their relationship. Because of this, they could continue working together without problems, and they didn’t have to miss out on great professional opportunities.

We at Bright Side couldn’t help but admire these celebrity exes, who had a very professional attitude when they had to work together after calling it quits.

1. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake dated for 4 years before breaking up in 2007. Still, a few years later, these 2 celebrities both accepted leading roles in the comedy Bad Teacher. When asked about filming together with her ex, Cameron Diaz said, “We’re adults. Of course, we can work together.”

2. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan

These 2 actors got engaged, but they never ended up saying, “I do” to each other. Just when they were splitting in real life, the characters played by Jennifer and Tate in the sitcom Friends were falling in love with each other.

3. Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult

The former sweethearts went back to filming together without difficulties for the X-Men franchise, after splitting in real life. Nicholas Hoult even jokingly said that working again with his ex-girlfriend was like “going back to school after the summer holidays.”

4. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

Lili and Cole met in 2017 while co-starring on Riverdale, and soon they started dating in real life too, not just on the show. Although their romance came to an end in 2020, the 2 actors are still working together on the ongoing Riverdale series.

5. Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel

Like many other couples who met on set, the Gilmore Girls stars continued filming together even after breaking up. Years after ending their 4-year relationship, the exes worked together without problems on the Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life reboot.

6. Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal

Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal both were performing in the band No Doubt when they met each other and fell in love. After a long relationship, the 2 called it quits, but that doesn’t mean they stopped being friends and bandmates.

7. Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan

Jennifer Garner’s and Michael Vartan’s on-screen relationship turned off-screen in 2003 when the 2 started dating. Even after ending things in 2005, they continued filming the series Alias for another year.

8. Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper

Zoe and Bradley were filming The Words when they fell in love with each other and ended up dating for roughly a year. While Zoe told an interviewer that she doesn’t usually stay friends with her exes, she had no problem working with Bradley Cooper post-split.

9. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Despite their breakup in 2013, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder could easily go back to playing a couple in the Vampire Diaries series. Moreover, they also stayed friends in real life and there were reportedly no awkward moments between them during the shooting.

10. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

When the Gossip Girl co-stars broke up, they hid it from the staff of the show for months. During the shooting of the series, they acted out romantic scenes without a single complaint and stayed friendly on the set.

11. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki

Kaley and Johnny are another pair on the list who had to act like a couple in love after they broke up in real life. They continued to play Penny and Leonard on The Big Bang Theory for several years, and they had a friendly relationship.

12. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

The couple dated on and off and had 3 children together before splitting for good. However, even after the break-up, they both continued to appear on the Kardashian family’s reality series.

13. Amanda Seyfriend and Dominic Cooper

These former lovebirds met while filming Mamma Mia! and started seeing each other. Despite breaking up a few years later, Amanda and Dominic worked together on the sequel to Mamma Mia! in 2018.

14. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Despite their divorce, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are co-parenting their children while remaining very good friends up to this day. Jennifer even said that working with her former husband repaired certain parts of their relationship while producing music together helped them connect again.

Do you have a good relationship with your ex? Do you have any tips on making a post-breakup friendship work?

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