Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, have separated after ten years of marriage.
The couple announced their separation on her Goop lifestyle website, admitting they have spent over a year trying to save their marriage.
The actress wrote on her website, “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.”
Gwyneth, 41, and Coldplay frontman Chris, 37, who have two children together, titled their post “Conscious Uncoupling”.
They wrote, “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”.
Paltrow and Martin Gwyneth and Chris, who wed in a secret ceremony in December 2003, have spent most of their 10-year relationship trying to avoid being photographed together to maintain their privacy.
The couple moved from London to Los Angeles last year and were spotted together in January at the Golden Globes looking very happy.
Their statement was followed by tips for “Conscious Uncoupling” by Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami, who make it clear the couple are heading for divorce.
It states, “Divorce is a traumatic and difficult decision for all parties involved—and there’s arguably no salve besides time to take that pain away. However, when the whole concept of marriage and divorce is reexamined, there’s actually something far more powerful—and positive—at play”.
In October, Gwyneth was forced to denied an affair with supermodel Elle Macpherson’s billionaire husband Jeff Soffer, after it was claimed their friendship may be probed in an explosive Vanity Fair article.
A spokesman for Paltrow said, “It’s completely false. Jeff is a longtime friend of Gwyneth’s and there was no romantic relationship with him at all, He flew many of his friends to Miami that weekend – not just Gwyneth”.
In 2011, Gwyneth spoke about adultery, stating, “I am a great romantic – but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist. Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. It’s like we’re flawed. We’re human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge”.
She adds, “That’s their problem but I really think that the more I live my life the more I learn not to judge people for what they do. I think we’re all trying our best but life is complicated”.
The couple have two children together, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
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