You might think that working together would be a little awkward for Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, given how bitterly the two divorced in 2006.
Not so much, says Richards.
The 41-year-old actress stopped by "Good Morning America" Tuesday to talk about her appearance on Charlie Sheen's new sitcom “Anger Management," which debuts Thursday on FX. Richard guest stars as the business partner of Sheen's on-screen ex-wife.
“It was more awkward for everyone on set watching,” Richards told co-host Robin Roberts. “We looked around and were like, ‘Everyone is staring at us.’”
The stint shows just how far Richards and Sheen have come since divorcing after three years of marriage. When Richards filed divorce docs in April 2006, she accused the 46-year-old actor of drug abuse and threatening to kill her. Soon after, the couple began a messy custody battle over daughters, Lola, 7, and Sam, 8.
But in December 2011, the pair were photographed vacationing in Mexico and just last week, Richards, who recently broke up with longtime boyfriend Richie Sambora, was spotted taking in a baseball game in New York with Sheen and the girls, causing some in the press to wonder if the two had reconciled.
“People are trying to make more out of it,” Richards told Roberts of the recent speculation. “When they don’t see us together we’re at each other, but when we’re together they think we’re back together. But it’s for our girls. It’s for them.”
The pair, who've previously appeared together in "Two and a Half Men" and "Spin City," aren't the only famous exes to make nice for the camera. Click through the slideshow to see other famous couples who've worked together onscreen after breaking up.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced their split in July 2011, but the duo continued to work together as judges and producers on the new reality show "Q'Viva! The Chosen" (premieres Sat. March 3, 8 p.m. EST on Fox).
Fran Drescher and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson were married from 1978-1999 and worked together on Drescher's star vehicle, "The Nanny." However, the couple split after Jacobson came out of the closet, but the duo still work together and their relationship inspired Drescher's current TV Land series "Happily Divorced."
In the 1970s, Sonny Bono and his wife Cher were bonafide phenomenons with two top ten TV shows in the US, "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" and "The Sonny & Cher Show." During the third season of "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour," the singing duo's marriage fell apart, and soon after, so did the TV show, which ended its run in 1974, while still in the top 10 of the ratings. However, that didn't stop Cher from taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series in the same year. The divorced couple made two impromptu reunion performances: the first on "The Mike Douglas Show" in 1979, singing a medley of "United We Stand" and "Without You", and the second in 1987 on "Late Night with David Letterman," where they performed their hit song "I Got You Babe." Sadly, Bono died in 1998.
The CW's teen soap "One Tree Hill" turned into a real-life soap opera when married co-stars Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush -- who played onscreen lovers Lucas Scott and Brooke Davis -- separated five months after their marriage in 2005. But even though the couple filed for divorce, their onscreen personalities remained in a relationship. That is, until Lucas Scott finally professed his love for Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) in Season 4. The two maintained a professional relationship on the show until Murray made his exit in 2009. Now that's awkward.
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter play half-siblings with sexual tension on "Dexter," and their off-screen relationship has been just as complicated. The co-stars eloped in December of 2008 and got divorced two years later. In the wake of their split, they've both reiterated their commitment to the show, and were recently spotted by the paparazzi getting close on the beach while taking in a sunset together. Suffice to say, it's complicated.
The Gosselins got divorced in June of 2009, but they still had 8 kids and a highly-rated reality show to tie them together. Jon's name would eventually be dropped from the show's title after he spoke about how he thought reality TV was harming his children, but before things really unraveled, the couple endured an awkward final season of "Jon And Kate" together, splitting time in their family home in an unconventional joint-custody arrangement. Their marital troubles culminated in the show's Season 8 premiere, when after celebrating the sextuplet's fifth birthday, they shared one sad, final confessional together and emotionally discussed their split.
Married since 1999, these "Scream" costars and parents of daughter Coco split in 2010. Even though there were some very public overshares right after they separated (Arquette on Howard Stern was a low point), the two continue to co-parent and maintain a business relationship as partners in their company, Coquette Productions. Cox has even been quotes saying that Arquette is her best friend, which is why his appearance on this season of her show "Cougar Town" (which they're both executive producers on) shouldn't be awkward at all.
Ball and Arnaz met and married in 1940, and their marriage lasted through 20 years, two children, 194 episodes of "I Love Lucy" and their formation of Desilu Productions. Shortly after filming their final episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour," the couple divorced, but they remained friends (even though Ball remarried and bought out Arnaz's shares of Desilu) until his death in 1986.