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After a bad breakup two months before their son was born, Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup are now working together to raise their 1-year-old son William.

The pair, who dated for eight years, remain estranged but have put a hold on their differences – and kept custody issues out of court. It’s "for the sake of the baby," Parker’s rep tells PEOPLE.

So much so that Parker planned to bring William to Texas to visit with Crudup and his father.

"It was a gesture of solidarity on her part," says a Crudup friend. "They are figuring out a way to coexist."

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