Why is that the the person doing the breaking up is always the one who says this kind of thing. "It's really such a part of the past, it's over now, so there's no sense in diving back into that. He'll always be one of my best friends." That was Hilary Swank talking about ho she feels about Chad Lowe. I noticed that Chad Lowe hasn't come out with any similar statement or said anything nice to Hilary or about Hilary. It is always the people doing the breaking up who have these great things to say about the ex, and never imagining for one second that they might have crushed the heart and spirit of the ex by their actions.
So what if you cheat on someone, they will always be your best friend. Really? Did you ask your ex about that? Now granted there are lots of exes who remain close and over time, the wounds heal and people can become friends again. Best friends though? I think Hilary is just trying to make herself look good because she knows she was the person who did the breaking up.
Meanwhile I can see Chad's new girlfriend Kim with whom he has a child asking him, "Have you been talking to her? Why is she calling you her best friend? I thought I was your best friend." So, if you are the one who does the breaking up, do everyone a favor and keep whatever you have to say inside.