Parents’ breakups are difficult for children, who can mistakenly blame themselves for their parent’s separation. This fact only highlights the importance of guiding children through the transition, providing guidance, and emphasizing that nothing they did cause their parents to split. The process doesn’t end until the finalization of the legal separation, and the parents are happy on their own. Aside from dividing their investments, figuring out the safest and most child-centered way to co-parent with an ex is no easy feat.

Celebrity breakups are common, so hearing that another famous couple has called it quits isn’t surprising. When it comes to celebrity couples breaking up, they go big and don’t hold back on the drama. Yes, many couples (even in Hollywood!) realize that the key to co-parenting is for parents to put their child’s needs first. Here are some former celebrity couples who seem to have figured out how to prioritize co-parenting for the sake of their children, ranging from Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale to Adele and Simon Konecki.

Michael Sheen & Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is a known leading lady in some of Hollywood’s most beloved films for more than two decades, and she has had a few high-profile personal relationships during that period. The Serendipity actress dated Michael Sheen early in her career. They first became related in 1995, and their daughter, Lily, was born in 1999. Despite their 2003 split, the two continue to co-parent Beckinsale’s only child amicably.

Although the two were in a relationship for almost a decade, Michael never proposed to Kate. Kate claims that she was embarrassed by her “single status” at the time. Regardless of her other marriages and flings, Beckinsale and Sheen often team up for the sake of their children. The young lady is now an adult, having inherited her mother’s signature beauty. We are glad to know that Michael and Kate were able to reach a great degree of relationship.