Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Chris Martin, have decided to separate. From what the Hollywood actress wrote on GOOP, the lifestyle website she founded, they seem to have split amicably. Paltrow explained that they still “love each other very much” but decided it would be best to “consciously uncouple.”
The actress, 41, and the Coldplay front man, 37, have two children together: Apple and Moses Martin. They recently moved to Los Angeles after living in London for years, Radar Online wrote. They reportedly bought their Malibu mansion for $14 million and own another estate in the Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Her full statement titled "Conscious Uncoupling" on GOOP is provided below:
"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 website has experience so much traffic since Paltrow announced her split, that the server has crashed as of 7:00 p.m. EDT]
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) March 25, 2014
The two were married for more than a decade before they decided to split. According to Radar Online, the couple had a rule where they would not appear on red carpets together. Recently, rumors began to circulate that Paltrow was cheating on the singer with entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn. She talked about cheating during a September 2013 interview with Refinery 29:
“I think that if the idea of being committed to someone is important to you, you begin to value certain parts of your social life over another,” she said. “No couple is the same, and as such, every couple takes on different challenges. I would like to think that I would be forgiving and/or forgiven, but I can’t give an honest answer as I haven’t really experienced that.”
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