Sam and Benji -- Exes Mark the Spot

4/9/2009 9:59 AM PDT
With a bright blue sky overhead, a warm sun shining down, and the semi-clean L.A. air blowing softly on their faces -- Samantha Ronson and Benji Madden were both wondering why their Starbucks coffee tasted a little sweeter nowadays.

And that's when the newly liberated love slaves of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton realized ... it's freedom. Sweet, sweet freedom.