1. Nadine Lustre and James Reid
Nadine and James announced their breakup last January. But even after their split, they still hang out together with their friends.
2. KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual
After their controversial breakup in 2011, KC and Piolo have become friends.
In a statement last June 2020, KC said, "Naging magkaibigan talaga kami. Alam ni PJ na talagang I cared about him. Kaya rin ako hanggang ngayon, alam niya na I worry for him."
3. Robin Padilla and Sharon Cuneta
Robin and Sharon have maintained their friendship through the years. They even reunited in the 2017 film "Unexpectedly Yours".
In an FB post, Sharon said, "He happens to be the closest to me among my exes, and truth be told, it took a long time - many years - for us to reach this stage, dahil sa hindi masasayang parte ng history namin, kaya mahalaga sa akin ang maalagaan ang friendship namin na ito."
4. Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez
Sharon and Richard dated back in the '90s. The Megastar has also revealed that he is one of her "greatest loves.”
In an interview from 2018, Sharon said, "I know Richard [since] forever and he’s my friend."
5. Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta
Just like their eternal love team CharDawn, these two have remained close even after going separate ways.
In an interview last June, Richard said, "Kasi kami ni Dawn when we were young, mag-boyfriend and girlfriend kami pero when we split up, we remained friends. Kahit hindi na kaming dalawa, 'yung relationship namin naging friends kami."
6. Solenn Heussaff and Derek Ramsay
Solenn and Derek broke up in 2006 after four years of being together.
10 years later, they reunited in the movie "Love is Blind" (2016). During its presscon, Derek said, "We're very good friends, we confide in one another about our problems, about our happiness, that's so much better."
7. Anne Curtis and Sam Milby
Anne and Sam were together for four years before they called it quits. After their breakup, they reconnected and even worked with each other.
During the promo of their movie "The Gifted" (2014), Sam said, "Meron kaming past. Siyempre nagsimula doon sa 'Maging Sino Ka Man'. Four years na wala kaming project together. Masaya naman. Parang starting over again 'yung friendship namin sa 'Dyesebel', tapos dito sa movie."
8. Michelle van Eimeren and Ogie Alcasid
Ogie and Michelle's separation was very amicable. Michelle has also developed a friendship with Ogie's wife Regine Velasquez.
9. Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras
Starstruck winners and ex-lovers Jennylyn and Mark are still "solid". In a 2014 interview, Jennylyn said, "'Yung relationship namin, 'yung friendship namin, solid pa rin. Gusto naming maging role models sa mga love teams na magkakaibigan, sa mga mag-ex na pero friends pa rin talaga kahit ano ‘yung pinagdaanan namin at kahit anong mangyari."
10. Karla Estrada and Rommel Padilla
Karla and Rommel are the parents of young star Daniel Padilla. They broke up a long time ago and are now confidantes.
In an IG post last year, Karla posted a photo with Rommel and wrote, "Lahat ay lilipas, lahat ay magpapatawad at sa huli lahat ay magiging masaya. Para sa anak, mula sa ina."
Let's face it, breakups are always hurtful and can even get messy for some. Maybe that's why there's a myth that ex-lovers simply cannot be friends. But, there are some who chose to move past the pain and were able to take the friendship route, just like these celebs!
Most of them are also on-screen couples who worked on projects together, and others even have kids together. Becoming friends again may not have been an instant decision, but we're happy that the saying "time heals all wounds" have taken effect on these pairings.
The romantic kind of forever may not hold true anymore for these real-life relationships we once rooted for, but it looks like their forever continues in friendship — and that's something we're glad to see!
Browse the gallery above to see some of showbiz's biggest lovers-turned-friends!
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