15 Former Celebrity Couples Who Make Co-Parenting Look Easy and Pleasant
Ending a marriage is never easy, especially when there are children involved. Add that to the fame that comes with being a celebrity, and suddenly the whole world is watching the people’s personal lives, exposing their privacy. But, of course, there are celebrities that can power through despite the challenges in order to prioritize their children’s well-being.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The pair ended their 10-year marriage in 2014 but they never stopped being a family for their children, Apple and Moses. In a 2020 interview, Paltrow said that she and Martin communicate well and that they have “the best of each other. It makes you feel like you don’t have to lose.”
2. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
Although in 2022 Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced their split after 16 years being together, the couple still appear to have a special connection. Both of them stressed the importance of co-parenting and acknowledged that “the love between us carries on.”
Momoa decided to support for Bonet’s daughter, Zoe Kravitz, at The Batman premiere in New York City. The actor was accompanied by his and Bonet’s kids. “We’re just so proud. Lisa couldn’t be here so we’re representing, me and the babies,” said Momoa “We’re very excited to just be here. It’s still family, you know?”
3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Despite their divorce, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner always have good things to say about each other as co-parents. In an interview, Affleck revealed that he is lucky to have Garner as a partner in co-parenting their 3 beautiful children.
The actress also had the same kind words for Affleck and shared that they are great friends. She also shared how she brought their kids to Affleck’s shoot for Justice League in London so their kids could experience a European vacation together. “We’re doing our very best and we’re putting our kids first,” Affleck shared. Now that’s how you win at co-parenting.
4. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
For Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, the key to a great co-parenting relationship is for their child Flynn to have a happy father and mother. Kerr is now married to Evan Spiegel, while Bloom welcomed his new daughter with Katy Perry in 2020.
5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have been together for 10 years, and they share their beautiful twins, Emme and Maximillian. While Lopez admits that there are challenges in co-parenting, she and her ex, Anthony, have stayed friends and are very supportive. She believes that their job as co-parents is to assure their children that their parents love them no matter what.
6. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
For Irina Shayk, who shares daughter Lea with Bradley Cooper, co-parenting is no different from regular parenting. She shared that she never understood the term co-parenting because whenever she is with her daughter, she is 100% all-in as a mother, while Bradley does the same as a father.
7. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon share son Deacon and daughter Ava, and the couple is crushing it when it comes to putting their children first. Witherspoon revealed that Phillippe is an awesome father and everything stops for him when their children need him. They have an amazing co-parenting dynamic and it shows!
8. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Since their split in 2017, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have been co-parenting their son, Jack. While speaking on a podcast, Faris shared that she and Pratt don’t hold grudges, and all they wanted was to make sure their son was happy. They also had an agreement to continue living within a 5-mile radius of each other until Jack finishes sixth grade.
9. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Model Amber Rose revealed that she and her ex, Wiz Khalifa, have always been good at co-parenting. She says that they talked about co-parenting early on in their split, saying that “it’s not about your feelings, it’s about the kids.” Amber also talked about being close to Wiz’s current girlfriend, Aimee Aguilar, saying that if she can’t reach Khalifa when he’s in the studio, she’ll call Aguilar and she’ll put their son, Sebastian, on the phone for her.
10. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
On her show, Drew Barrymore revealed that “you’re never not together if you have children.” She shares daughters Olive and Frankie with ex Will Kopelman, who is now married to fashion personality Allie Michler. While Barrymore admits that she isn’t perfect, she and ex Will are very committed co-parents to their daughters. They even went to a trick-or-treating event with Michler and said it was a very positive experience.
11. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
For Nick Cannon, who shares twins Monroe and Moroccan with Mariah Carey, co-parenting well is all rooted in love and balance. He also admits that he and Carey love and respect each other and that they make sure to provide their children with the best childhood they can have.
12. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Want to make co-parenting work? There’s an app for that! According to court documents, Channing and Jenna agreed to use OurFamily Wizard, an app designed to help divorced parents communicate. This app is meant to help them raise their daughter, Everly, amid the split.
13. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
If there were true role models for a blended family, Ashlee and Pete could be in the running for this position. Since their split in 2011, Simpson and Wentz have worked on a good co-parenting relationship for their child, Bronx. A source close to the ex-couple said that Simpson and Wentz get along pretty well, including their new partners, Evan Ross and Meagan Camper.
14. Kate Hudson, Matt Bellamy, and Chris Robinson
Co-parenting for one set of parents is challenging enough, but what if you share children with 2 other fathers? Such is the case with Kate Hudson who is co-parenting her 3 children with 3 different dads. Hudson shares her son Ryder with Chris Robinson, Bingham with Matt Bellamy, and Rani Rose with her current partner, Dani Fujikawa. Hudson reveals that she feels lucky to be co-parenting with all 3 of them, saying, “I’ve got lots of dads. I trust them.”
15. Adele and Simon Konecki
The multi-award-winning singer may be separated from her husband of 2 years, but they both work on keeping their son Angelo’s life as normal as possible by living on the same 3-house compound in Los Angeles. In an interview, Adele said that this move is to ensure their 9-year-old son that “nothing changes” for him. Adele has also admitted to utilizing therapy for support, which includes having voice recordings of conversations she has with her son, which can be found on her latest album.
Who do you think is crushing it the most in co-parenting? Do you agree with how these ex-couples handle their relationships? Feel free to share your opinions in the comment section!