'It doesn't have to be the end of your relationship with somebody'
Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split in 2013, they have been very upfront about their relationship, the difficulties of divorce and the importance of family – something that was addressed this week.
‘It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,’ the couple wrote in their 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 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.’
Since announcing the news, both Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have moved on while successfully remaining close friends, extending the olive branch to each other’s new partners and making a conscious effort to stay a family for life’s key moments.
Gwyneth went one step further this weekend, baffling the internet as she insisted that her and Chris Martin were ‘meant’ to have their time together.
‘It doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with somebody,’ the 46-year-old said of the break up in a recent interview with ES magazine. ’I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids. But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family.’
Well, that’s that.