It was the ultimate celebrity pairing. She’s a movie star and wannabe singer and lifestyle guru; he’s the guy from Coldplay who writes and sings all those weepy songs about love that got heavy rotation on the radio back in the day. It seemed like the perfect match of folks, but apparently not all was well within the Gooplay empire and now the ride is over for Gwyneth Paltrow and her rock-star husband. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are getting divorced after 10 years of marriage. The couple were married in December 2003 after dating, mostly in secret, for a year.
Here’s the full statement from Gwyneth and Chris as posted on Goop: It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
The statement is followed by a further essay on the concept of “conscious uncoupling”, which is basically a fancy way of splitting up amicably when things no longer work out. Feel free to read the full thing, if you can get to it. Goop seems to be undergoing a lot of heavy traffic, for obvious reasons, as folks rush out to consume every droplet of celebrity divorce news.
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