"Our marriage didn't look like anyone else's, and our divorce didn't either, so…I said it before, just because the marriage ended doesn't mean the love did," Carpenter replied, her voice breaking. "Their relationship aside, both stars said they felt good about where the show had ended up. "I'm crying. It was beyond anything we could probably articulate then — or now, apparently. The actress, 33, teared up onstage when asked about what it was like to work with ex-husband and series star Michael C. Hall following their December 2011 divorce. "I don't want to play," she demurred, laughing. Absolutely. It was the feeling when you read a great book, and you read the last page, and there's something hovering in the air. "Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Jennifer Carpenter got emotional and teared up while talking about working with ex-husband Michael C. Hall on Dexter after their divorce "I would say the fact that Jennifer and I worked through whatever was going on with us personally the way we did and maintained telling the story was never in question," he explained. "Ninety-six episodes in, I felt like we were all called upon to invest ourselves to bring it home," Hall said of shooting the final episode. At one point during the panel, the moderator prompted the cast to play "Kiss, Marry, Kill" — an idea that Carpenter did not take well to. "That said, the potential for awkward situations is high. "Hall, for his part, said it was "gratifying" to be able to continue his professional relationship with his ex. It's an awkward thing to talk about your personal life in front of a bunch of strangers, but there's nothing but love and respect [between us]. Nothing. "No, seriously." It was that times 100. PHOTOS: Hollywood's friendliest exes We built a beautiful, confusing, conflicting structure…The only reason I'm okay walking away is that the finale felt right. "There were so many lasts…It was a bittersweet perpetual going-away party. "It was always what we needed or wanted to do. Then, when the host asked Hall if he'd kiss, marry, or kill Carpenter's character Deb, she interrupted with, "You understand why this is loaded, don't you? "Added his ex: "Am I satisfied with how it ended?