Working With Your Husband’s Ex And The World’s Most Awkward Business Partnerships
Most would consider Janelle Copeland and Fabiola Gomez’s business partnership a successful one. In 2009, the pair founded The Cake Mamas bakery in Los Angeles, Calif. They’ve since sold tens of thousands of cupcakes, won bragging rights and $10,000 on Food Network’s contest show Cupcake Wars, and expanded to two locations.
What many may not know is it’s also an unusual business relationship. Copeland’s husband, Edward, is Gomez’s ex and father of her two children. In fact, that’s how they met.
Sometimes life and love tangle in unexpected ways, resulting in many a complicated (read: awkward) working relationship. Whether starting a business with your spouse’s ex, getting into business with your own ex or breaking up with your once-beloved business partner, those in the trenches say emotions run high but you can make it work.sta