How To Stay Friends With An Ex, According To Mandy Moore And Wilmer Valderrama

Do you guys remember when Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama used to date? I know, it seems like forever ago (and it was). They dated from 2000 until 2002 and sadly broke up as most celebrity couples do.

But yesterday, Mandy and Wilmer posted a picture of their reunion on Instagram and the world breathed a collective sigh of relief because these two show you can break up and still not want to kill each other (hey, Tayvin, I'm looking at you).

I've never been able to stay friends with an ex, so I could definitely take a few tips from these two. But if there's anything I've learned from seeing the documentation of their time together, it's that staying friends takes work from both exes. You really need to put in the time and effort to remain close.

Still, it's admirable that they're still friendly despite Wilmer publicly saying sex with Mandy "wasn't warm like apple pie."

So here's how to stay friends with an ex you actually didn't hate, according to Mandy and Wilmer:

Spend holidays together, like Halloween, doing fun stuff:

And babies' birthday parties:

Support each other in your special projects:

And remember that you have to put in the effort to sustain the friendship:

#ExGoals? Yeah, #ExGoals.

Citations: Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama Are the Ultimate Friendly Exes During Their Run-In in LA (Popsugar)