There’s always that one ex you can’t get rid of…whether it’s a good or bad thing! In Hollywood, many celebrity exes are forced to work together, co-parent or hang out in the same crowds following a split, but whether or not they choose to do it amicably is up to them.
We’ve rounded up ten pairs of Hollywood exes who can’t seem to stay away from each other for one reason or another — Check it out!
It was a teen dream when Justin and Selena got together in 2010! After months of speculation, the young couple made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, and for months, they kept the romance alive with one public outing after another. Rumors of trouble between the lovebird began at the end of 2012, and by January 2013, they were broken up.
Still, the singers have since been spotted together on several different occasions, some even seeming romantic — the Biebs has posted and deleted multiple photos of his ex on Instagram — leaving fans to wonder what their relationship status is time and time again. Most recently, they were spotted hanging out at a friend’s birthday party on June 16, 2014.
Miranda and Orlando began dating in 2007, but didn’t make their first public appearance together until April 2008. When she was spotted wearing a ring in 2009, rumors of their engagement made headlines, but the pair didn’t confirm the news until June 2010. They got married privately a month later, and in August of that year, she announced her pregnancy. Their son Flynn was born in January 2011.
Despite having the image of a picture-perfect couple, the duo announced their separation in October 2013, but continue to spend time together, mostly for their son (the above photo was taken in December 2013). Both the model and the actor have talked highly of each other in interviews following the split, and as of June 2014, neither have filed for divorce.
Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie
Hilary found love with hockey player Mike Comrie in 2007, and they tied the knot in August 2010. The couple maintained a fairly low-key relationship, and happily welcomed a son, Luca, in March 2012.
In January 2014, though, they released a joint statement announcing their separation. They’ve since been seen together many times (as recently as early June at the Los Angeles Kings game, above), even vacationing and spending Valentine’s Day together. The former Disney star has been very vocal about she and Mike’s goal to remain amicable in order to co-parent their son. Divorce filings have not been made as of June 2014.
Heidi Klum & Seal
Heidi and Seal tied the knot in Mexico in 2005, and had three children together, with the singer also adopting the model’s fourth child from a previous relationship. In January, Heidi announced the couple’s separation, and she filed for divorce that April.
While these two aren’t as close as Hilary and Mike or Miranda and Orlando, they’ve been spotted attending several of their children’s activities since the split, with Heidi even bringing along her subsequent boyfriend, Martin Kristen. At 41-years-old, she’s currently dating 27-year-old Vito Schnabel.
After meeting on set of The Vampire Diaries in 2009, Nina and Ian began secretly dating (or so they thought)! The duo finally came out as a couple (sort of) by attending the June 2011 MuchMusic Awards hand in hand, but neither publicly discussed the breakup until her Seventeen interview in September 2012.
The seemingly happy couple shockingly broke up in May 2013, but have continued to remain friends while working on the CW show and attending press events together — they’ve even public joked about the “awkwardness” of breaking up as costars. Since the split, Nina briefly dated Derek Hough, and it was even reported at one point that she’d gotten back together with Ian.
Courteney Cox & David Arquette
Courteney and David met on the set of Scream in 1996 and began dating shortly after. They became engaged in August 1998, and married the next June, then welcomed a daughter, Coco, in 2004. After announcing a trial separation in October 2010, Courteney continuously supported her ex on Dancing With the Stars, attending the weekly live shows with their daughter.
Nearly two years later, in June 2012, David filed for divorce and it was finalized in May 2013. During the separation, he began dating Christina McLarty, and she gave birth to his first child in April 2014. Meanwhile, Courteney started dating Johnny McDaid in 2013, and has recently been spotted wearing an engagement ring, although she has yet to confirm the news.
The actress has said in interviews that she’s close with Coco’s father — in fact, she’s even the one who broke the news that David and Christina were expecting a baby boy!
Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki
It’s another case of a costar relationship gone wrong…gone right again! Kaley and Johnny met on the set of the Big Bang Theory and secretly dated until December 2009 — news of the relationship didn’t even come out until after the split! They’ve continued to work amicably on the hit CBS show since the breakup, and their characters even got engaged in its most recent season.
Kaley got engaged to tennis player Ryan Sweeting in September 2013, and married him just three months later. She’s said that her costar and former lover was at the wedding…with a smile on his face! Meanwhile, Johnny began dating Kelli Garner in January 2014.
Bruce and Demi tied the knot in November 1987 and then had three daughters together. They separated in June 1998, but did not divorce until October 2000, without ever giving any public reason for the split. When the actress married Ashton Kutcher in 2005, the trio were all good friends, with Bruce and Ashton both acting as father figures to the girls.
After divorcing the Two and a Half Men star (finalized in late 2013), Demi began dating 27-year-old Sean Friday. Bruce, meanwhile, married Emma Heming in March 2009, and they have two daughters. However, the exes have supported one another, as well as their daughters, at various public events since the breakup.
After meeting at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2003, Justin and Cameron began their relationship. Throughout their years together, there was constantly speculation about a breakup, but it wasn’t until December 2006 that the couple finally decided to end things.
While they haven’t exactly remained besties since the split, Cameron and Justin proved they can remain professional and amicable by filming Bad Teacher together in 2010, and happily attending press events for the movie in 2011. Now, he’s married to Jessica Biel and she’s dating Benji Madden, her first serious relationship since Alex Rodriguez, which ended in 2011.
Ashlee and Pete began dating in 2006, and confirmed their engagement in April 2008. Just one month later, they were married, and two weeks after the wedding, she announced her pregnancy (their son, Bronx, was born in November 2008).
Jessica Simpson’s little sis filed for divorce in February 2011, though, and the breakup was finalized in November of that year. Now, she’s engaged to Evan Ross, with a wedding coming up at the end of the summer, and he’s expecting a baby with girlfriend Meagan Camper. Still, both Ashlee and Pete have praised each other as parents since their split, and have remained amicable as they co-parent Bronx.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: CAROLINE LEVINE