The actress revealed the news of their 'conscious uncoupling' in her GOOP newsletter
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s 10-year marriage is coming to an end.
While most celebrity couples issue press releases or tweet this kind of news, Gwyneth decided to announce her split from the Coldplay rocker in a newsletter for her lifestyle website GOOP.
In a letter titled ‘Conscious Uncoupling,’ the 41-year-old actress explained their surprising decision.
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.
Gwyneth & Chris
Along with the note about their breakup, the couple shared a guide to conscious uncoupling from two doctors.
‘The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone,’ the guide reads. ‘In fact, it would be interesting to see how much easier couples might commit to each other by thinking of their relationship in terms of daily renewal instead of a lifetime investment.’
It seems Gwyneth and Chris – who are parents to daughter Apple, 9, and son Moses, 7 – are looking to change the way society views marriage.
It’s definitely interesting to hear their side of things – but we can guess their views will meet at least a few critics.
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