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Gwyneth Paltrow Proves You Can Be Friends With Your Ex

Even if it ultimately was a good thing, the end of a relationship is tough. You’re probably going to social media stalk their new significant other, and there may be weirdness as you try to divide up custody of your mutual friends. But if you’re wondering whether you can remain friends with your ex, let Gwyneth Paltrow be your guide. She and ex-husband Chris Martin have found a way to remain close, despite their “conscious uncoupling” (what a term) that occurred in 2014.

Paltrow and Martin frequently spend time together with their children Apple and Moses, and for Martin’s 40th birthday, Paltrow posted a warm, heartfelt tribute on her Instagram.

Despite the fact that she’s in a new relationship with Glee producer Brad Falchuk, it’s nice to see that the pair can maintain an amicable connection. They make it seem so easy…

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.