Jennifer Lopez and soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Anthony are everywhere these days, most recently appearing on "Ellen," touting their new show "Q'Viva! The Chosen" and their successful un-marriage. They seem to be part of a growing list of high-profile Hollywood romances that may have hit the skids in the wedded bliss department, but manage to continue as a business or friendly relationship. Can celebrities really drop the drama?
Lopez and Anthony bring to mind the '70s power couple Sonny and Cher, who after a messy divorce in 1975, reunited as costars on "The Sonny and Cher Show" in 1977. If their Latin American-based search for talent show "Q'Viva! The Chosen" is successful, Lopez and Anthony may find themselves partnering in not just their children's lives, but their professional lives as well. An even more successful example of post-marriage partners are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia. Johnson maintains a close relationship with Garcia and praises her to the heavens in interviews. Garcia still functions as the star's manager.
Unfortunately not all Tinseltown break-ups seem to be so cordial. For other couples who have recently called it quits, like Katy Perry and Russell Brand, or Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, it seems far less likely that they will choose to work together any time in the near future. Maybe the recently separated Seal and Heidi Klum can take note of how some celebrity couples are handling being apart - by not always staying apart. For couples with children this is definitely the best way to go.
Perhaps the poster couple for how to break up and still stay close and in each other's lives are Courteney Cox and her ex-husband David Arquette, who not only seem to have a great post-marriage relationship, but are actively looking for new opportunities to work together. They recently starred together in the movie "Scream 4" (the couple first met on the set of the first movie in the series, "Scream"). David will appear on Courteney's series "Cougar Town" in the third season finale. The pair's production company Coquette Productions' newest project is a television show about a couple who separates after 10 years of marriage, titled "Ten Years." Cox and Arquette split after 11 years together.
Cox and Arquette are leading the way for celebrity couples who may be better teamed in business than romance. Their dramatic tendencies have taken a back seat to a desire to support their daughter and their mutual interests. Whether "Ten Years" turns out to be coincidental or autobiographical, other Hollywood high-profile breaker-uppers should take note and tune in. The hottest trend in celebrity romance may be how to achieve a truly happy ever after - marriage, that is.
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- Courteney Cox
- Jennifer Lopez
- Marc Anthony