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How to share friends with your ex, according to celebrities

Advice courtesy of Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, and Jennifer Lawrence

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 13 Jan 2016

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How do you actually share the same group of friends with an ex, aka someone you might not want to be acquaintances with anymore? Fret not because we've got some pretty good advice from Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, and Jennifer Lawrence, via an episode of Anna's podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified.

"Well, you don't just hang out with them together," Jen said at the 46:10 mark. "I don't think anyone needs to keep someone from friends. You shouldn't ask your friends to choose. That's unfair. So you just tell your friends, you go hang out with them and you just don't hang together."

Sounds fair to us but Anna doesn't agree. "Wait, Jennifer, that's way too reasonable. Can't you give us a more fiery, dramatic answer?" Anna said.

"Then I think she has to get new friends then," Jen replied. Anna's hubby Chris also had a few pointers on the matter.

"Be prepared, depending on if she was the one who did the breaking up, you know. Sometimes when you break up you have to just let that person have people in their camp who are going to support their hatred of you," Chris explained. "Like that's a big part of breaking up, like not trying to make everyone like you, you know what I mean?"

We know what you mean, Chris and so does Jen. "I've had to do that before. My best friend broke up with a guy, and I liked him too but I had to cut that off. It just has to be up to the friend." Anna then chipped in with "You have to weigh the value of the person" which we completely agree with.

Anna and Chris are basically everyone's relationship goals. How can we not listen to them?

Related: Op-ed: How to really find your match on Tinder
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