The world’s collective jaw dropped when a happy snap of Mariah Carey sandwiched between new flame James Packer and his ex-wife, Jodhi Meares, surfaced on social media on The Upside designer’s Instagram account.
But as Jodhi and James prove, it’s certainly not impossible to remain pals with your former partner.
Once you get the fact you’ve both seen each other naked out of your head a beautiful friendship can grow! Whether or not you crash their Italian holiday is completely up to you .
Meanwhile as the dust settles on Mariah and James’ big engagement news, the singer’s ex-husband Nick Cannon has congratulated the pair in the most hilarious way.
In celebration of keeping the peace, we check out other A-list stars that have remained tight with their former other halves.
Despite splitting from Chris Martin, it’s clear Gwyneth Paltrow still spends lots of quality family time with her ex. The actress shared a sweet snap of Chris and their son Moses. Taking to Instagram, the Goop queen captioned the photo of the pair in matching t-shirts as the Coldplay singer gives his son a kiss, “#matching #believeinlove.”
The pair famously “consciously uncoupled” in 2014. Speaking of their relationship now, she mused, “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.”
They split back in 2015, but it was smiles all round when Braith Anasta dropped off daughter Aleeia to her mum Jodi, proving the former couple still have a good relationship.
“We can do things as a family – Braith is an amazing father,” says Jodi.
Both have moved on with Jodi dating real estate agent, Warren Ginsberg, while Braith has been linked to personal trainer Rachael Lee.
Drew Barrymore may have finalised her divorce in August, but that isn’t stopping her from supporting her ex-husband Will Kopelman. The actress, 41, along with their daughters Olive, four, and Frankie, two, to support Will as he participated in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Posting a series of snaps, Drew shared her proud congratulations by penning, “#girlswhocheerdadon #nycmarathon well done!!!”
Following the news his ex-wife Mariah Carey is engaged to Aussie billionaire James Packer, Nick Cannon wasn’t afraid to poke fun of himself with this meme. “Ha! This made me laugh out loud for real!!! HILARIOUS! #AllLove Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple,” he wrote alongside a photo from a scene in his show Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart.
Meanwhile James is still on great terms with one of his former wives. It was dubbed the wedding of the decade but sadly Jodhi Meares and James ended their marriage in 2002. Despite the split, the pair have always stayed close. The designer, who has recently married 28-year-old boyfriend Nick Finn, has no qualms hanging out with James and Mimi.
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There were no hard feelings for Jennifer Lopez and her former flame P Diddy, aka Sean Combs, when they hung out at the AMA after party this week. The pair dated 15 years ago (inset) but broke up shortly after the rapper was involved in a nightclub shooting. The 46-year-old even gave a shout out to his ex at the event, “Can we give it up for Jennifer Lopez one time?”
It’s not the only ex she’s on good terms with. For JLo, who is currently dating back-up dancer Casper Smart, staying courteous with ex-husband Marc Anthony was a no brainer. “When you have kids, you have to think about those things. It’s not just about you anymore. It’s about them.”
“I think for all children the most important thing is to know they are loved by both parents and that they are a priority in each of our lives,” Fashion Designer Collette Dinnigan told the Daily Mail that her and ex-husband, Today Show host Richard Wilkins’ main concern is always their 10-year-old daughter Estella – after splitting in 2004 while the 49-year-old was pregnant.
“I’ve loved Danielle Spencer since 1989, that’s never going to change, and that’s one of those things where I stare at her and go, ‘How did this fail?’ I still can’t work it out, because my feelings for her have never changed,” Russell Crowe recently mused of his former wife.
“We just really dealt with it in a very sweet and honorable way. I don’t know. We just love each other. Even though the relationship didn’t work out, we wanted to still remain friends,” David Arquette explains of his ex-wife Courtney Cox.
Their love wasn’t meant to be but that didn’t stop Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake from starring in Bad Teacher together.
On Father’s Day the actress posted this heart-warming snap of her ex and daughter Apple alongside the caption: “Nothing like father/daughter love. Happy Father’s Day to you, CAJM. Here is to all the engaged and present fathers, you create a backbone for society. We honor you all today.”
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They were the ultimate Nineties power couple but after nearly 13-years of marriage Demi Moore and Bruce Willis broke up in 2000. However with three daughters, the stars have kept things extremely civil.
During daughter Rumer Willis’ recent stint on the US series of Dancing With The Stars both Demi and Bruce cheered her on from the audience.
It’s all water under the bridge for Caitlyn Jenner and her former wives Linda Thompson and Chrystie Crownover.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom pulled the plug on their marriage in 2013 but have still stayed in each other’s lives for their sake of their son Flynn. “I feel blessed to have Orlando. He’s such a great dad, I feel really lucky,” the supermodel says.
There will never be a couple as cute as Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. After ending their marriage in 2007 Ryan confirms the pair, who share daughter Ava and son Deacon, are still “very much” friends.