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12/27/2015 02:40 pm ET

Why Kate Hudson And Her Ex Are The Model For Post-Split Parenting

Merry ExMas!

The holidays can be a double-edged sword. It's the time of year to spend time with family, but you then actually have to spend time with your family. See the dilemma?

For those whose parents have split up, the season is especially difficult to navigate, but Kate Hudson and her ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy are showing modern families everywhere how it's done.

The Golden Globe-winning actress shared a Christmas snap last week of herself and Bellamy, with whom she co-parents 4-year-old son Bingham Hawn Bellamy.

"😉  From our #ModernFamily to your #WhateverKindaFamilyIsYourKindaFamily we send you much love and blessings on this Christmas Eve ❤️🙏 #ExMas #HolidayFun#SantasComing," she captioned the photo. 

Hudson, 36, documented her holiday in all its glory with posts over the past week that put our celebrations to shame. Shot in the dark: Christmas is her favorite holiday. 

Wally and I killin it on a Sunday morning ☕️🎄🐶 #TheMostWonderfulTimeOfTheYear

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Always good to be home 🙏🗻 #WinterWonderland #AfternoonHike

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Girls about town ❤️❄️

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Hudson and Bellamy split in 2014. The actress revealed to Allure earlier this year how she reached the decision to separate. 

"Relationships ending are painful, and you can choose to carry that or you can choose to reframe it," the actress explained. "If Matt and I had a great relationship, we would still be together, but we chose to move on because we had different visions of how we wanted to live our lives."

"That doesn't mean, though, that we can't rebuild something that would be the best thing for the kids," she continued. "We said, 'We need to try to create something for the kids where they feel like they're gaining something rather than losing something.'"

From where we're standing, it looks like they're doing an excellent job.

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