It’s not often that people manage to part as friends, but it’s not difficult for ordinary people to completely throw their ex-partner out of their lives after a breakup. But actors have difficulties with this. Divorced couples who have worked together more than once or twice are not that uncommon. It must be difficult to continue to convincingly play a role and smile for the camera when there is a person nearby whom you hate.
Divorced couples working together
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
The actors got together during the filming of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and lived together for about three years. Jennifer and Nicholas broke up right before filming the next part of the franchise, where they again had to be close to each other. Moreover, the two of them later went on a promotional tour.
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
They met in 2014 and were so close that there were rumors that the couple had secretly gotten married. However, they broke up a year later, and they say that the separation can hardly be called peaceful. Penn simply began to ignore Theron, not answering her calls and messages. But they probably still had to talk, because they were sent together on a promotional tour for a joint film.
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
The Big Bang Theory stars began dating secretly during filming of the first seasons, but broke up in 2010. But it seems that the breakup was amicable , because they maintained their friendship and even later in the 9th season they celebrated their characters’ wedding.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
The couple dated for four years, from 2003 to 2007. They parted peacefully and without any scandals and, it seems, retained warm feelings for each other. After all, they later played the main roles in the film “Bad Teacher,” where they looked quite natural. And after the premiere, Diaz spoke warmly about Justin as an actor and as a person.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The couple lived in marriage for 7 years and became the parents of two children. However, even after breaking up, Jennifer and Mark did not interrupt their collaboration and continued working on the dance show, and a little later recorded a joint album. JLo later admitted that she was afraid they wouldn’t be able to work together. But it turned out the other way around: work helped them maintain friendly feelings towards each other.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
The couple met on the set of the first Twilight film and began dating almost immediately. However, in 2012, Kristen was caught cheating with director Rupert Sanders. Pattinson and Stewart had to keep quiet about their split for a while as they were filming another film in the franchise. What happened during filming is unknown, but afterward, it seems the couple maintained friendly relations.
Now try to imagine Jolie and Pitt appearing again in the same film . We are unlikely to see this, perhaps. Divorced couples who worked together usually broke up without major scandals or found themselves in a situation where there was no other way.