Can you be friends with your exs friend?
You can be friends with your exs friends but it will not be the smooth friendship you had with them before. Like they would pass on news about you to your ex they would also tell you all details of who your ex is seeing and all those romantic details.
They want to know how youre doing, if youre thriving post-breakup, or if maybe part of you misses them, too. Its possible they want you back but are just too scared to reach out, so theyre trying to put some feelers out there by talking to your friends.