I would think he would want to be there for his buddy. After all he has just broken up with someone and that is what friends do... gather around wounded friends, drink and talk it out... I don't know if it was the best idea to pick your husband to do that with, but you could learn a hell of a lot more about what happened for him!!!
that would be awesome! I wish we could all gain from that kind of relationship dynamic in this way! Same as interviewing our prospective partners exes! I think that would be such an advantage!