Breaking up is hard to do — except when you find a happy medium ground like Josh Lucas and Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, who split in January.
“We’re just basically now at a point where we’re co-parenting in a way that’s thoroughly and amazingly enjoyable,” the Sweet Home Alabama star, who has a son, Noah Rev, with Henriquez, tells PEOPLE.
The actor looks for the positive when it comes to his split, as in the divorce portrayed in his new NBC series, The Mysteries of Laura with Debra Messing, which premieres this fall.
“The challenge of The Mysteries of Laura is that we are presenting the divorce that they’re going through — which is actually quite painful and troubling — as comedic and funny as possible,” Lucas, 42, says. “It’s finding that inside of it all. For me and Jess, we worked really hard to find that — to find that friendship.”