It’s common knowledge that many celebrity marriages just don’t seem to work out. Sometimes, it seems like two people get together as nothing more than a PR stunt, and there is no way their relationship is going to work out. Other times, it just seems like the pressures of fame really get to a couple, and they are not able to get through it all together—they have no choice but to throw in the towel and go their separate ways.
And sometimes, two people just are not right for each other, and no matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to make it work. As hard as it can be for people to admit, sometimes no matter how much a couple loves each other, they just aren’t meant to be together.
Now, there are plenty of celebrity couples who really seem to struggle with the challenges of co-parenting. It can’t be an easy task, especially in Hollywood. But there are a few celebrity couples who may have separated long ago, but still manage to be great parents to their children. Putting the kids first is what counts. Here are 20 celeb dads who co-parent with their baby mamas drama-free.
20 Marc Anthony And Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez were such a classic Hollywood power couple—pretty much everyone was surprised when they announced their decision to separate. Thankfully, the two still manage to stay on very good terms today, especially for the sake of their twins, Maximilian and Emme. According to People, the two say that they were best friends before they started dating, and they still maintain that friendship after. You won’t find any drama surrounding their little family. They have always been about putting family first, even in the midst of the crazy Hollywood machine, and their kids are thankful for it.
19 Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow might be an expert on all things wellness and alternative health, but when it comes to relationships, she has her struggles just like the rest of us! When Gwyneth and her (now ex) husband Chris Martin got a divorce, it was a bit of a surprise, but the now-separated couple reassured their fans that they were going to have a strong friendship. According to In Touch, Gwyneth referred to their divorce as a “conscious uncoupling,” and said that they wanted to be great co-parents. And so far, it seems like this arrangement has really worked for them.
18 Tom Sturridge And Sienna Miller
Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller are essentially the models for the perfect co-parenting situation. According to E! Online, the two are regularly seen out having fun together, and they also live close by each other for the sake of their daughter, Marlowe. In fact, Miller has called Sturridge her best friend in the whole world, and it’s clear that Sturridge still has a ton of love and respect for Miller. The two say that it is so important for them to know that their daughter sees them as close friends and good parents—she is the light of their lives.
17 Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner
We know, we know, even talking about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s split is a little bit sad, even years later—they were one of those seemingly happy couples who never let on that anything was going wrong behind the scenes. It just looked like they were rock solid, but sometimes, a couple’s image isn’t what it seems. According to US Weekly, the two are still great friends who spend a ton of time together. They make it a point to be on good terms for the sake of their three children, Violet, Samuel, Seraphina, and there’s never real drama.
16 David Arquette And Courteney Cox
David Arquette and Courteney Cox always did seem like a stable couple, but sometimes, even that isn’t enough in the midst of Hollywood. Even the happiest celebrity couples have to put in serious effort to make it work, and these two just couldn’t make it happen. But according to People, David and Courteney have maintained a strong friendship and still both spend plenty of time with their daughter, Coco. They never wanted to tear each other down when they broke up—they were both sad to see the relationship end, but they still cared about each other and Coco very deeply.
15 Lenny Kravitz And Lisa Bonet
Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet always seemed so happy together—but as we’ve already established, sometimes those happy photos don’t tell the whole story, and sometimes, even the happiest couples don’t have a stable foundation for their relationship. According to People, Lenny and Lisa may have split years ago, but when they are with their daughter Zoe, the three of them still feel like a happy family. So while they might not have been so great as a couple, they are still great parents, and in the end, that is just as important—there is still plenty of love in the family.
14 Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts
According to E! Online, Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts spent eleven happy years together as a couple before they finally split—and sometimes, it’s still hard for both of them to process everything that went down. But no matter how they feel towards each other—and no matter how heartbreaking it can be for them to see each other and know they weren’t right for each other—they put all of that aside for the sake of their children, Sasha and Samuel. It’s very mature of them to be able to co-parent without dragging anyone down in any drama.
13 Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey might be know throughout Hollywood as a diva, and she has certainly earned that reputation—but when it comes to her children with ex-husband Nick Cannon, she doesn’t have any time for drama. The former couple's twins, Morocco and Monroe, need them to be good parents, and they live up to that standard. According to Hollywood Life, Nick and Mariah definitely prioritize their children—and sure, you might hear about Mariah getting into some dramatic situations, but never when it comes to her kids. Nick and Mariah definitely work better as co-parents than they ever did as a couple.
12 Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose
Although Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were not married for very long, it really seemed like they were just made for each other—but sadly, it was not meant to last forever. According to US Weekly, Wiz and Amber had to go their separate ways, but today, they are always in touch and spend plenty of time together with their son, Sebastian. They have both matured since their split, and they have a huge amount of love and respect for each other. Sebastian is at the center of their lives, and they are so grateful for the little family they have.
11 Bruce Willis And Demi Moore
This Hollywood power couple has basically been the model for co-parenting and being amicable towards your ex. According to In Touch, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have been setting the standard for how to be a good co-parent for years now. They may have split up long ago, but for the sake of their children Tallulah, Rumer, and Scout, they have stuck it out and remained great friends. The family is happy to attend events together, even now that the children are older. It’s clear that Bruce and Demi will always have a high level of respect for each other.
10 Taye Diggs And Idina Menzel
We’ve talked about plenty of Hollywood power couples, but when it comes to the world of theater, the Broadway power couple was absolutely Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs. All of their fans were so happy when they got together—and they were also totally devastated when the couple announced that they would be splitting up. They seemed so similar to each other, but that just wasn’t enough. But according to E! Online, both Taye and Idina say that they still have a lot of love for each other, and they still spend plenty of time together with their son, Walker.
9 Ryan Phillippe And Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe got together when they were younger, and sometimes, we make decisions at a young age that we later have to look back and accept that it wasn’t the right choice for us. According to In Touch, Reese and Ryan were very happy together at first, but as time went by and they both grew up, they realized that they were growing apart instead of growing together. They split up eventually, but no matter, their children Ava and Deacon always came first. Their little family is still always happy to spend time together and catch up.
8 Chris Pratt And Anna Faris
Oh, man, this one still hurts a little to think about—after all, what Hollywood couple could have been more perfect for one another than Chris Pratt and Anna Faris? Everyone thought that they were just destined to be together, and who could imagine them splitting up? According to E! Online, their decision to split was painful, and they both missed each other deeply after their separation, but they knew that it was the right choice. They are always ready to make time for their son Jack, who loves spending time with both of his parents and having fun with both of them.
7 Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan
This is another split that just broke the hearts of their mutual fans everywhere—when Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their separation, it seemed like everyone had a moment when they questioned whether or not true love was even real. Trust us, we were sad to see this couple call it quits. But here’s the good news—the two of them still have so much love for each other and their daughter, Everly. According to People, they are spotted around Hollywood with Everly quite frequently, and they have said that they will always put her first and focus on good co-parenting.
6 Peter Facinelli And Jennie Garth
Neither Peter Facinelli nor Jennie Garth have ever seemed to revel in drama—you won’t find their names in the tabloids very often. It seems like overall, they’re just too mature for some of the Hollywood drama. Although this couple is no longer together, according to E! Online, they have always insisted on maintaining a strong friendship because of their children, Luca, Lola, and Fiona. They are often seen doing fun things together as a family, and sometimes when you see photos of them with their kids, it almost seems like they are still together! They were so cute together.
5 Pete Wentz And Ashlee Simpson
Yes, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson might have been a bit of an odd couple, but honestly, they did seem like they had a happy relationship and had a lot of fun together overall. However, it wasn’t meant to be forever—they just weren’t “the one” for each other. But according to People, the couple, who split in 2011, still maintain a good friendship because of their son, Bronx. Although they have both moved on in terms of their romantic relationships, they will always share that special bond, and there is no doubt that they both love Bronx very much.
4 Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr
Okay, we can all agree on one thing—Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr were such a good gorgeous couple. They looked so beautiful together, but of course, looks are not the only thing that is important in a relationship. You need a whole lot more than that to hold things together. According to Vanity Fair, the two of them split up a few years ago, but they never had any animosity towards each other—they both just had to recognize that their relationship was not working out. They still see each other often to spend time with their son, Flynn.
3 Matt Belamy And Kate Hudson
Another beautiful couple that just couldn’t seem to make things work? Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson. These two really seemed like they were truly in love, but sometimes, it’s just not written in the stars. According to People, the couple never married, but they spent four happy years together before they realized that they had to call it quits. They have one child together, their son Bingham, and even though they split up about four years ago, they still reunite today to spend time with them. It’s always been clear that they are all about prioritizing Bingham’s happiness and wellbeing.
2 Will Kopelman And Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore has not always had the best luck with relationships, but it’s clear that she still has plenty of platonic love for some of her exes. According to E! Online, Drew and her ex-husband Will Kopelman split up back in 2016 after spending four years of marriage together. But the two don’t harbor any negativity towards each other—even though they weren’t meant to spend forever together, they will always have a special place in each other’s hearts. They are often seen around Los Angeles together with their two children, Olive and Frankie, and they always seem happy.
1 Scott Disick And Kourtney Kardashian
Ah, Kourtney and Scott—the couple that made us all laugh, cry, and cheer on so many seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Unfortunately, their romance was simply not meant to last, but that doesn’t mean that their love for each other has truly faded—it has just changed. According to E! Online, Scott still comes over to Kourtney’s house several times a week to spend time with their kids. They are still very much partners in life and parenthood. But Kourtney just reached a point where she knew that Scott was not the right one for her anymore.
Sources: people.com, usweekly.com, eonline.com, ew.com, intouch.com, hollywoodlife.com