Rumer Willis made headlines this week after opening up about the separation of her famous parents on Larry King Now
. But she wasn’t dishing out any drama, the Dancing With the Stars
contestant in fact praised mom, Demi Moore and dad, Bruce Willis for keeping it civil and maintaining a their friendship. Rumer told host, Larry King, “…I have to say, I’m so thankful and grateful that my parents made such an effort at that time.”
Her famous folks have been photographed together many times since their divorce, sometimes with their new loves in tow. The famous exes most recently reunited just days ago to support Rumer’s debut on DWTS
The pair enjoyed 13 years of marital bliss before separating in 1998 and finally divorcing in 2000, Rumer was 10 at the time. Things were so amicable that even after Moore married Ashton Kutcher in 2005 they continued to stay close and even took “extended family” vacations together. Bruce told Vanity Fair
in 2007 that, “It’s hard for people to understand, but we go on holidays together … I’m thrilled that Ashton turned out to be such a great guy. I love Demi, and I know she loves me.”
Moore has become the patron saint of the friendly ex-wives after splitting with Kutcher in 2013. The Ghost
actress even attended the Kabbalah blessing
of Kutcher and new wife, Mila Kunis’ newborn baby in 2014.
They’re not the only ones who’ve managed to keep it classy, however, here are a few more couples that have stayed true to the usually only nice in theory phrase “Let’s still be friends”.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
This one was a real heartbreaker. After 18 together, a feat for many couples, they officially divorced in 2014. Banderas said of Griffith this past January, “It’s been an intense year… Life goes on. I admire and respect for Melanie first and foremost as a great actress. I have always said that. And she’s also the person that I loved, that I love and will always love.”
It’s clear the Working Girl
actress returns the admiration for Banderas as she posted some sweet photos of the couple from their younger days via Instagram a few months ago. The caption read, “Ruggedly handsome Antonio and beautiful Stella del Carmen.”
Whoa, well I mean you’d really have to be mad to badmouth that face (no, I’m not talking about the baby). And, just in case you’re wondering, yes, she did have that tattoo removed.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Authors of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin came to the oh so refined conclusion that they should separate last year. The announcement was made through a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling” on the Iron Man
actresses’ website Goop.
Since the split both parties have remained very civil and said kindhearted things about one another publically. Paltrow told Marie Claire
in February, “We’ve worked really f***ing hard to get to [this] point. But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice … I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.”
No word yet on how she feels about her former husband sharing a day on the beach
and possible seeing some sparks
with actress Kate Hudson.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Courtney Cox and David Arquette officially divorced in 2013, after being separated since 2010 – hey, it must take a while to sort through that kind of cash. Married for 14 years, Cox has since commented that they really tried to make it work. The Cougar Town
star told More
magazine in 2014 that, “When you love someone, you want them to be happy, even if it’s not with you.”
Awe! Let’s hope that means Arquette had a shoulder to lean on after supposedly being kicked out of 21 year-old Justin Bieber’s birthday
party last Sunday.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Despite being a young celebrity couple and all the instability that usually comes along with that, we all really thought Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie were in it for the long haul. Alas, the Younger
actress and former NHL hockey hottie announced their breakup just over a year ago in January 2014.
Only one month after the announcement they took their then two year-old son on vacation together. Duff even shared a happy pic of the event on her Instagram with the tags, #modernfamily #vacation #juicypear.”
Duff is clearly excited to begin her single life however, as the young celebri-mommy has been in headlines lately for chatting about her sex life
and posting selfies.