14.JENNIE GARTH & PETER FACINELLI
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli may have gone their separate ways after 11 years of marriage, but the two have remained as close as they could be, vacationing with their significant others and their two youngest daughters, 15-year-Lola and 11-year-old Fiona, in Cancun, Mexico last year.
While it seems that they’ve mastered the art of co-parenting now, Facinelli was the first to admit that it wasn’t easy at first right after the breakup.
The Twilight actor told LaPalme magazine that he had to go through a healing process. “I think once there was a time where we had to learn that we had to be able to move forward with love and respect.” But he added that he and Garth eventually got the hang of it. “I get the kids one week on and one week off so we share the kids 50/50, but if they have games and events, we are both there,” he said. “We talk all the time about co-parenting and the kids.”
13.BRITNEY SPEARS & KEVIN FEDERLINE
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline split in July of 2007 but both of them received joint custody of their two sons, 12-year-old Sean and 11-year-old Jayden. Now, a little over a decade later, Federline is pretty much an expert in co-parenting. The part-time DJ shares joint custody of a son and daughter with his ex-fiancee, actress Shar Jackson, and has two daughters with his wife, Victoria Prince. He shared with Bravo’s Personal Space,”You fall into your routine and it’s really easy now. It wasn’t always easy, but it’s a lot easier now.”
But while Federline has gotten used to co-parenting, he said he would like to spend more time with his four eldest children. He admitted that he was upset that Spears was taking their two sons with her on tour last year, which would cause them to miss spending Father’s Day with their father. Nevertheless, he understands the sacrifices that come with co-parenting and understands that sometimes he has to give up the things he really wants to do.