Cameron Diaz opened up about her friend Gwyneth Paltrow’s split with her husband, Chris Martin, two days after the former couple announced their separation, stating that the two had made the right decision and are doing good.
Diaz told E! News at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday that both Paltrow and Martin had been working really hard on their relationship.
“People want them to blow up and it to be ugly, but they're kind, generous, loving people who really care about one another. Just because they don't want to be a couple together, doesn't mean that they have to hate one another,” the 41-year-old actress reportedly said. “They are really good friends.”
She added: “I think people should really honor that and they should admire it and they should respect it. They've done something really extraordinary, and they've been very brave at presenting that to the public.”
According to E! News, Diaz dismissed reports that there is “some tension” between the former couple, who are currently on a vacation in the Bahamas with their children, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
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Diaz went on to explain that Paltrow and Martin made a “conscious effort to separate,” but they still maintain a beautiful, strong bond as parents and friends. She reportedly added that people should honor their decision as they have done “something really extraordinary and they’ve been very brave at presenting that to the public.”
Paltrow announced her split from her husband of 10 years, Martin, via her website, Goop, and said they had “consciously uncoupled.”
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the Oscar-winning actress and Martin, Coldplay's lead vocalist, said in a statement. "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."
The statement concluded: “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."