WATCH: Drake supports ex Serena Williams at Wimbledon - and 10 other celebs who said nice things about their famous exes
This week people were talking as Drake was spotted in the audience supporting his rumoured ex, Serena Williams play Italy's Camila Giorgi in the quarter-finals at this year's Wimbledon Championships.
We’ve all had some nasty break ups. They cheated, or you did (sideye) or things didn’t work out because you just weren’t a good fit for each other. Unfortunately some people weren’t meant to be in our lives forever.
Sometimes you still rag your ex when you’re around friends though, right? Okay, sometimes strangers too. Or, you actually love and respect your ex and can say so in front of people without wanting to be violent.
Then you, just like these celebrities, are pretty cool. Here’s a look at 10 celebs who actually have great things to say about their former partners.
Selena Gomez is probably his most famous ex and he could have talked a lot of smack about her (even though there are rumours that Love Yourself was about Selena), but Justin only had the nicest things to say about Selena in a 2015 Billboard interview: "I'm proud of the woman she is today. When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies."
Looks like Selena has some nice things to say about Justin too (even if It Ain't Me is about Justin) . In an interview with Elle, she said “I'll forever support him and love him in a way that... We grew up together”.
The pair might be over, but Khloe still really loves and respects Lamar. She told Complex: “Lamar is genuinely one of the best people I’ve ever met, and everyone says that when they meet him. I think Lamar’s gonna always be that person [for me] but that’s what made it so special. Even if I had it for five years or whatever, it was the best ever and I’m grateful I did. Some people don’t get that ever and I had that magic for a long time.”
The actor and host still has only great things to say about Mariah Carey with whom he shares twins Moroccan and Monroe. “For me, at the end of the day, she's an amazing mother and we focus on our kids. That's never going to change no matter who's in my life or who's in her life. We have kids together, so we'll always be family," he said to AOL.
Gwyn and her ex husband Chris Martin of Coldplay consciously uncoupled back in 2014, but they’re still pretty tight. Gwyneth even said she was “lucky” to have him in her life to Marie Claire. “It hasn’t always been easy for us because you have good days and bad days as you do in life with anything,” she said. “But I feel lucky because Chris has been willing to push himself for the sake of the kids and help me co-create this new family.”
Ben said the sweetest thing ever about Jennifer Garner during a sit down with New York Times journalist Chip McGrath. He called her the “greatest mom in the world."
The Vampire Diaries star dated her co-star Ian Somerhalder from 2010 to 2013, but says there’s no bad blood between them at all. She told E!News : "I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he's great and I care about him. And that didn't change. Yes, we're professional and that's fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now."
Josh and Diane Kruger split in 2016 much to the surprise of everyone. But the pair still seem to get on rather well as Joshua posted this moving message to his ex on Instagram during the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year: “Yes she Cannes. Having witnessed the integrity and dedication that you bring to every job, I'm over the moon to see you getting the recognition you deserve. Only question is what took 'em so long! CONGRATULATIONS, Josh”
BJ and Mindy Kaling have been tight lipped about their once relationship, but the pair get on really well. BJ said , while giving a talk about his book, that he has a lot of admiration for Mindy. “It is a fantastic relationship with a lot of shorthand. I feel so lucky that I get a brilliant text from Mindy Kaling, like, once an hour. It’s like something you’d win at an auction — Mindy Kaling will blow up your phone!”
We all had our doubts about Hiddleswfit as he and his ex Taylor Swift came to be known, but Tom put those rumours to rest in an interview with GQ: "Of course it was real," he said. "Taylor is an amazing woman. She's generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time."