Friends with your ex? Maybe….if you haven’t moved on… but these celebrity couples prove it can be done.
Celebrity break ups are often very high-profile. Regardless, some of these former couples are able to remain friends.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom divorced after three years of marriage, but remain friends for their son’s sake. Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff have been seen hanging out, even though they broke up in January. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have been divorced forever, but, remain friends even as they form new relationships. Here are five past celebrity couples who remain friends despite their break-ups. A la Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton or Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber–will any of them get back together?
In October 2013, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom informed the public they had separated a few months before after three years of marriage. They have been seen out together laughing, talking and embracing. A reporter asked Orlando if he was still friends with his ex, he said, “We’re not friends — we’re family.”
Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff are one couple that has been rumored to be working on getting back together. They separated in January, after being married three years. Their official statement said that they “remain best friends and will continue to be in each other’s lives.” The couple have been seen enjoying lunch in LA and walking around New York with their son. It’s amazing how well this break-up ended up!
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore may go down in history as the most congenial exes in Hollywood! The couple got married in 1987 and divorced in 2000. They have been great coparents to their three daughters. Bruce even attended Demi’s wedding to Ashton Kutcher in 2005! They are not just friends for the benefit of their children but truly support each other through lifes ups and downs.
Sean Penn and Madonna were married in 1985 and quickly became nicknamed the “Poison Penns” for their constant fights. Their marriage ended in 1989 and Sean married actress Robin Wright. Madonna married Guy Ritchie. Both marriages have ended. Is it time for this couple to reunite? Unlikely! Sean still shows up to support Madonna, but recently has been seen dating Charlize Theron; while Madonna is dating 26-year old dancer, Timor Steffens.
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz broke up in 2006. The nine-year age difference couple (she was 34; he 25) met at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award. JT’s current wife, Jessica Biel told him that if he didn’t cut contact with Cameron, he could forget about marrying her.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Victoria Fuller, a Bachelor Contestant, Once Dated Chase Rice
The Bachelor is one of the most popular reality TV shows of today. It has been on the air for more than 20 years and it is safe to say that season 24 is going to deliver once again. There is sure to be plenty of drama with the recent revelation that one of the contestants, Victoria Fuller (who is currently trying to compete for Peter Weber’s heart), was once in a relationship with a popular country music artist. That artist would be Chase Rice. This information already has fans of the popular reality TV show swooning; however, there is another bombshell that everyone should note. Chase Rice is going to be performing on one of the upcoming episodes. How will Victoria Fuller react? What was their relationship like? These are questions that everyone is asking.
First, people should know that Chase Rice, who is now 34 years old, is not exactly new to the scene of reality TV. He actually appeared on the show Survivor when it was located in Nicaragua back in 2010. During that time, he actually finished as the runner-up, an impressive feat. It was after that appearance that he released a six-track EP that put him on the map. This EP was so popular that he went on to land a lucrative music deal, released two subsequent albums, and then even reached the top spot on the country music radio charts with one of his later singles. He actually went on ABC dating services to try to promote his music and didn’t even realize that Victoria Fuller, an ex of his, was on the show. This sets up for some interesting drama.
Since she joined the show, Victoria Fuller has also grabbed everyone’s attention. People seem to be split on their opinion of her. She made waves on the show during the very first night when she joked about how dry her sense of humor was as she got out of the limo. She went on to make an off-color remark in front of Peter Weber which instantly polarized the audience. This quip has people theorizing about what her relationship with Chase Rice, now a veritable star in the world of country music, is like.
During a more recent episode, Fuller went on to open up about her true personality. She surprised some people when she said that she was actually shy. This actually went against her actions on the show, when she started to make out with Peter Weber in front of a large crowd that was gathered at the Revolve fashion show. During the make-out session, she was actually modeling some skimpy lingerie. She certainly didn’t seem shy during that scene. Even a medical sales representative fired back, saying that he had heard numerous negative stories about Victoria Fuller. Perhaps this is why her relationship with Chase Rice didn’t seem to go anywhere.
For now, much of what people are hearing are just rumors. There are only two people who know what truly happened during the interesting relationship between the current contestant on The Bachelor and the country music star. Now, everyone is waiting for the upcoming episode to see what it is going to be like when Victoria Fuller and Chase Rice lock eyes once again. That will take place in front of a large national audience. What will Victoria’s reaction be? What will Chase’s reaction be? What impact is this going to have on the rest of season 24 of The Bachelor? Drama is sure to ensure, just like in every episode.
Why Very Cavallari’s Kristin and Kelly are No Longer Friends
Current Very Cavallari star and Laguna Beach alum Kristin Cavallari is on top of the world these days. She is the owner of a successful jewelry and lifestyle brand, Uncommon James, with two brick-and-mortar stores in Nashville and Chicago. She’s married to NFL star Jay Cutler and lives in the country with her children, Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor. While it may seem like Cavallari has the perfect life, it has been tarnished by plenty of heartbreak, including a feud with her ex-best friend Kelly Henderson.
Long-time viewers of the show would know that Henderson, a celebrity stylist, was featured prominently on the series. Cavallari was seen going with Henderson to an appointment about Henderson’s fertility in episode two. In another episode, Cavallari was even trying to find her friend a boyfriend. These two were inseparable and Cavallari has said how much she has valued Henderson’s friendship.
Now it is season three of the show and Henderson is no longer a prominent figure. A main plotline is that there is a feud between Henderson and Cavallari. It turns out these two are no longer friends.
Rumors started in Season 2 of Very Cavallari that Kelly Henderson and Cavallari’s husband Cutler were having an affair. The gossip did put a strain on the pair’s friendship. Cavallari explained her side of the story in an interview with People Magazine. She didn’t think the rumors were true and it wasn’t the accusations of them having the affair that caused her to be upset. Instead, it’s what Henderson did after that made her mad.
Henderson continued to speak about Cutler on social media and didn’t even bother to reach out to Cavallari to discuss any of the rumors. This lack of concern on Henderson’s part is what caused Cavallari to be concerned about her friend and think that Henderson was just using her to further her career by being on the reality show. In a Season 3 episode, Cavallari is seen explaining to the cameras and her pal, Justin Anderson, that she thinks her former friend “drank the Kool-Aid” and has just been using her for her own advantage. Henderson has since spoken out about this and told Anderson that she was not interested in the show and if she was, she wouldn’t have been bothering Cavallari about the show. Instead of bothering Cavallari about the show, it seems that Henderson has just stopped responding to messages and texts altogether.
Cavallari’s husband, Cutler, whom she married in 2013, doesn’t have much to stay about the whole situation. He’s known for being pretty reserved and quiet on the show so this isn’t a surprise. When Cavallari did vent to him about the fallout with Henderson during a lunch date, he simply just apologized to his wife.
Cavallari is known for her trust issues. Before she owned her empire, she was a rising star on MTV’s Laguna Beach. On this show, she was battling it out when then-nemesis Lauren Conrad and her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Colletti. This fame at an early age has left her with a guard up, which she explained while talking to Anderson during the episode. She said that she has had people take advantage of her for their own personal gain and when she saw Henderson doing this, it triggered her.
According to a source in the People Magazine article in January, Cavallari and Henderson still haven’t spoken. Cavallari is very hurt about the situation and she thought Henderson was her best friend and doesn’t understand why she wouldn’t reach out and explain why she handled the situation the way she did. So far, Henderson has just disappeared on Cavallari. It sounds like this relationship is over.