Celebrity Exes Who Worked Together After Their Breakup

Breaking up with someone you love is very hard … but it is even harder when exes still have to work together. Having a relationship in the spotlight can sometimes make things even more difficult. But someone once said “the show must go on,” and for these celebs, they had no choice but to get back to work after their breakup.

9. Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper

In 2008 Seyfried and Cooper met on the set of the original Mamma Mia! They dated for three years before splitting in 2011. They reprised their roles as husband and wife in the 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

8. JLO & Marc Anthony

This mega-star was married to musician Anthony for seven years before they split up in 2011. The pair are parents to twins Max and Emme, and still continued to work together professionally with their global talent TV competition, Q’Viva! In 2016 they also recorded a Spanish album together.

7. Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev

They put an end on their relationship in 2013, but Somerhalder and Dobrev didn’t let their split get in the way of their duties as on-screen love interests on The Vampire Diaries. Their chemistry was so strong that they managed to win the “Best Chemistry” trophy at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.

6. Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana may be a household name in the fashion world, but they split up romantically after 23 years together in 2005. “The worst time for us was when we broke up but kept working together,” Gabbana told the Financial Times in 2012.

5. Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton

These two had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship marrying and divorcing twice, once from 1964 to 1974 and again from 1975 to 1976. The Hollywood royalty managed to set it all aside for the 1983 play Private Lives.

4. Charlize Theron & Sean Penn

Theron met Penn when she starred in the movie The Last Face, which Penn directed. The pair was even rumored to be married until news of their breakup emerged, with rumors that Theron “ghosted” Penn in 2015. A year later, the two had to work alongside each other for the press and promotion of the film.

3. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

The Twilight stars were involved in a high-profile romance before the Panic Room actress was caught cheating with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, in 2012. Stewart and Pattinson —who played Bella and Edward in the movie, briefly reunited to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in November 2012. They ended their relationship for good in May 2013.

2. Justin Timberlake & Cameron Diaz

No bad blood here! Four years after they broke up, the pair starred together in Bad Teacher. Diaz had nothing but kind things to say about her former ex-boyfriend.

1. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger

This is the couple that shocked the music world when they got together in 2013, and shocked the world once again when they split after just two years in 2015. Avril has declared the pair to be “the best of friends” post-divorce, with the two still attending red carpet events together and collaborating musically.