In the words of Gretchen Weiners, "Ex-boyfriends are just like, off-limits to friends" — and that's usually true in the real world. But in Hollywood, all of the dating rules are different. Because Hollywood is so small and everyone is connected, tons of celebs end up dating the same people, and sometimes even BFFs share an ex or two. While you and your besties might subscribe to the Mean Girls friendship code, here are several sets of celebs who have dated their friends' exes. How did their friendships survive? Let's find out.
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In the passenger seat was my high school boyfriend. We had become infatuated with one another senior year, and we were now facing the inevitable relational shift: going to different colleges. Our chosen colleges were three hours apart and neither one of us had a car or money. I was devastated, but a few weeks had passed and we were still in semi-regular contact. I would sign onto iChat everyday, and we spoke as if nothing really had changed. Breakups are almost unimaginably painful to begin with. So what do you do when you find out your friend, someone you also trusted, starts dating them?
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It just sort of happened. In discussing this topic with my female friends, it seems to me that men are especially experienced in dealing with this dilemma. Say a friend of mine breaks up with so-and-so, and we run into her at a party. In some ways this is perfectly natural.
When we break up with a person, it can be very hard for us to get on with our lives. Sometimes we move on more easily than at other times, and sometimes our exes move on more quickly than us. There are occasions that exes move on by dating a friend of yours which can be particularly tough.