Breaking up is hard to do, but it can be a lot easier if you remain friends, as some Hollywood celebrities have discovered.
These days, exes Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have no trouble coming together for the sake of their sons, Sean and Jayden. Spears and Federline reunited Sunday for 7-year-old Jayden's soccer match, and even brought along their new significant others.
Spears could be seen sharing laughs with Federline's wife, Victoria Prince, who is pregnant with her second child with Federline, while the singer's boyfriend, David Lucado, could be seen hanging by the food truck with Spears and Federline.
The last time Spears and Federline, who were married from 2004 to 2007, were seen together was at Jayden's soccer match last October.
Whether it's for the sake of the kids or simply discovering they are better friends than lovers, these Hollywood exes have found friendship post-breakup.
|Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora|
Richie Sambora has no problem complimenting his former wife, Heather Locklear. "She's doing her thing on 'Franklin & Bash' and she looks better than ever," Sambora told People magazine recently. "She's still hot!" Divorced since 2007, the Bon Jovi guitarist, 54, and "Melrose Place" alum, 52, have remained close for the sake of their daughter, Ava, now 16. "We're better friends now than ever," Sambora said in the interview. "If you don't get along, you are messing the kid up. That's what happens."
|Courteney Cox and David Arquette|
Courteney Cox and David Arquette may have ended their 11-year marriage in 2010 but their love for one another continues. "He's my best friend in the world," the "Cougar Town" star, who has 9-year-old daughter Coco with Arquette, told Ellen DeGeneres. Arquette returned the compliment, telling People, "I love her, too, and she's an amazing person – a beautiful person."
|Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr|
A day after announcing they had been separated amicably after three years, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr were seen walking arm-in-arm with their 2-year-old Flynn around New York City last October. Recently, when the exes ran into each other at a post-Oscars party, they embraced. "We love each other. We're a family," Bloom told Katie Couric of the relationship days after the split. "We're going to be in each others' lives for the rest of our lives. ...Life sometimes doesn't work out as we plan, but fortunately we're both adults."
|Kris and Bruce Jenner|
Kris and Bruce Jenner also announced their separation last October after 22 years of marriage but remain close. "We will always be the best of friends, because that's the dynamic of our relationship. We definitely get along as a family and with the kids," Kris told People. The couple, who have two teenage daughters together and eight children between them from previous relationships, continue to co-parent and put family first. "It's a very wonderful dynamic. It's just not something that's real negative and nasty," she insisted to the magazine.
|Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony|
Even after ending their seven-year marriage in 2011, the show went on for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. The parents of twins Emme and Max reunited to film "Q'Viva! The Chosen," their joint Latin American reality show. In the premiere episode, Lopez joked that their relationship is "very Sonny and Cher." After the show ended, Anthony joined Lopez's world tour to sing their 1999 song "No Me Ames."
|Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie|
A month after announcing her separation from husband Mike Comrie, actress Hilary Duff went on a Valentine's Day vacation with her ex and their son, Luca Cruz. It seems Duff was telling the truth when she said in a statement that she remains "best friends" with the former NHL player. Just this past weekend, the pair reunited again to take their son to a birthday party in Beverly Hills.