Heather LocklearIs it the new thing to vacation together with your ex-spouse? Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin did it, but since it coincided with the announcement of their "conscious uncoupling," I get why they wanted their kids out of the spotlight. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie did it too in the wake of their split.

But Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have been split since 2007. And now they're vacationing in Hawaii together with their 16-year-old daughter Ava Sambora. Maybe seven years apart is enough time for wounds to heal for exes to be friendly enough to take a vacation together?

The 52-year-old Melrose Place actress looked way too good to be 52 in a pretty white sundress that showed off her gorgeous legs, and 54-year-old Sambora looked like a rock star on a Hawaiian vacation in shorts and a shirt with cut-off sleeves.

But what was really interesting about seeing them together is how casual, relaxed, and happy they seem. There they are, just walking and talking and enjoying each other's company. Like they're not even divorced! To someone that isn't quite a year into her divorce yet, this is mind-blowing.

Apparently it's not just for Ava's sake either -- Sambora talked to Access Hollywood Live in 2012 about his relationship with his ex-wife, "We're very good. It's actually even beyond for [our daughter's] sake ... Heather and I really respect each other and we've become better friends, I think, now that we're not married."

Huh. I guess some people are just meant to be friends and not lovers.

Would you take a vacation with your ex?

 

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