Divorce is tough on everyone involved — quite often especially the kid(s). Some children may even (wrongly) blame themselves for their parents’ split, which only makes it more crucial to walk kids through the process, support them, and make it clear that nothing they did led to their parents parting ways. And that work doesn’t stop once the divorce is final and the parents are happier on their own; learning the best, healthiest and most kid-focused way to go about co-parenting with an ex is no small task. Here are 19 pairs of celebrities who show co-parenting done right.
Yep, there are plenty of couples out there (even in Hollywood!) who know that the key to co-parenting is parents putting aside their own shit to prioritize their child’s wellbeing. After all, celeb divorces aren’t all drama; they love their kids just as much as we love ours.
Here’s a look at former celebrity couples — from Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz to Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe — who seem to have figured out how to prioritize co-parenting for the sake of the kids.
A version of this article was originally published in August 2016.