Addison Rae shares how she learned to stay friends with her ex

Above all, communication is key.

When a relationship ends, it can be difficult trying to remain friends with the person you were previously romantically keen on—and, sometimes, like for Demi Lovato, you just don’t want to. But, what’s the key to remaining friends with your ex? Well, according to TikTok star Addison Rae in a conversation with her Mum, Sheri Nicole, it’s quite simple. 


In a new episode on the pair’s Spotify Original podcast Mama Knows Best with Addison Rae and Sheri Nicole, the 20-year-old opened up about being friends with exes and people she used to date, admitting that there was only really one friend she considers an ex-boyfriend. 

“We’re acquaintances I would say then,” clarified Rae, after her mother asked if she was still friends with said ex. “I’m not on this level where I’m talking to him every day and asking him advice. That’s not his role in my life anymore.”

“So, if I date someone, oh well then,” she continued. “I mean, he’s asked me about it before and he’ll be like, ‘so, you dating?’ [and] I’d be like, ‘kinda, maybe.’ And he’s like, ‘alright, awesome.’”

So, what’s Addison Rae’s secret to remaining friends—or at least “acquaintances” with someone you used to date? “Communicate, be honest and be open with your new partner about it,” she said. 

You can check out the full conversation on the latest episode of Mama Knows Best with Addison Rae and Sheri Nicole below.

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