Breakups can be hard and messy. But does that mean two people who were once in love have to hate each other now just because their relationship didn’t work out?
In the world of glitz and glam where celebrity breakups and divorces make front-page headlines every other day, it’s easy to assume that exes can’t be friends. But some celebs are proving this notion wrong. By choosing to stay friends with their exes, these ex-flames are giving us major relationship and friendship goals.
From Ranbir attending Deepika’s wedding reception to DP calling Ranbir "my bachcha", Bollywood's Naina and Bunny have been giving us lessons on how to be friends with your ex. Deepika and Ranbir are like two BFFs who pull each other’s legs but also have their back when needed. TBH, many hearts broke when the two called it quits but the way they dealt with the breakup is praise-worthy.
Once power couple, Hrithik and Sussanne, may not be together anymore but the childhood sweethearts have remained on good terms post-divorce too. From celebrating Friendship Day together to going on lunch outings, the couple has proved that two people may have separated but they still can have love and respect for each other and continue to be the best of friends.
Dino and Bipasha, who worked together in the 2002 thriller Raaz, dated each other for a while in the late 90s. It’s been over ten years since the couple parted ways but they still count each other as good friends. From attending Bipasha’s Goa birthday bash to her wedding reception in 2016, Dino has been present on all of Bips’ special days. And so has Bipasha! When he launched his fitness brand in 2013, the actress was the first to arrive at the launch event.
Though Malaika and Arbaaz are legally divorced now, the couple is often seen partying together or dining out with their son Arhaan. The ex-couple also share a cordial relation with each other’s family. While Arbaaz is frequently seen partying and posing with Malaika and her sister Amrita, the Khan family also makes sure that Malaika is present at all their family gatherings.
If reports are to be believed, Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh dated each other for quite some time during the shoot of Band Baaja Baaraat. Though neither of them confirmed this, their relationship was an open secret in the industry. After they broke up, Ranveer had admitted to missing Anushka in an interview. In 2015, the duo was seen together in Dil Dhadakne Do. Since then they are BFFs and are often seen rooting for each other at events and on social media.
Not only did Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty’s romance create a buzz in B-town, their controversial breakup, too, was a much-talked-about affair. An angry and upset Shilpa had said back then, “Akshay Kumar used me and conveniently dropped me after he found someone else. The only person, I was upset with was him. But I'm sure he'll get it all back.” A lot has changed since then. Both Akshay and Shilpa are happily married to their respective spouses and have left their past behind. Recently, Akshay appeared as a celebrity guest in a reality show judged by Shilpa and the duo looked quite amicable. According to rumour mills, Shilpa and Akshay will soon be working on a project together and Shilpa’s husband Raj Kundra will also be a part of it.
Katrina and Salman have done several projects together including Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat post their break-up. Although, they never accepted that they dated each other. But then again, they didn't deny it either! Not only is Katrina spotted at all the parties hosted by the Khan family, but she also trusts Salman with career advice. Bhaijaan is also so fond of Bollywood’s Chikni Chameli that, once, he went on to say that Katrina will be family for him, always.
Following an ugly breakup, both Shahid and Kareena went on to say some really mean things about each other. They maintained a safe distance from one another and avoided commenting about their relationship. However, it seems that after ten years of parting ways, the ex-flames are now at peace with their past. In an interview, Shahid had said that he has huge respect for Kareena as an actress. In fact, it was he who suggested Kareena's name to play Preet in Udta Punjab. Bebo also extended her hand of friendship by congratulating him on the birth of his daughter Misha. She once revealed that Shahid had told her about his plans to marry Mira way before he told the media.
While most of us can’t bear the sight of our exes, the maturity with which these celebrities are dealing with their past relationships is commendable. I think, learning to let go and being at peace with the past is a sign of adulting. This super cool T-shirt from POPxo Shop is for everyone who is doing it just right: