Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Separate
After ten years of A-List marriage, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow have officially announced their separation. The news was released online in the form of a considerately-worded blog, posted on ‘Goop’ by Paltrow, and declared as an act of ‘conscious uncoupling’.
“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” they posted. The site soon crashed after a huge amount of traffic flooded in to read about the split.
Despite the sad news, it appears that the couple - said to be worth an estimated $140 million each - have presented their mutual agreement (although some might say disagreement) in an atypical style with well-mannered delivery.
Their decade of fairly low-profile wedlock has been managed effectively in a high-profile celebrity culture. The blog post states, “We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.”
Their handling of the divorce is a far cry from what would normally be expected in today’s world of celebrity sensationalism. Spitefulness and deviance is usual headline fodder for high profile splits, so it is refreshing to hear, for once, that a couple is actually heartbroken their marriage has resulted in separation; fortunately, in this particular instance, with no hard feelings.
Chris and Gwyneth are said to have been battling to keep their family together for the sake of children Moses and Apple. Despite the recent news, they emphasised that “we are however, and always will be, a family and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been.” The announcement came about whilst the couple were on holiday with their children in the Bahamas. They have since been spotted smiling and laughing together, minus the wedding ring on Paltrow’s finger.
Instead of the typical celebrity ‘horse-play’ featured in today’s media, this case could perhaps be described as ‘Cold-play’! Commiserations, Gwyneth and Chris, but we also salute your approach to the split. It demonstrates, to the world, a new perspective on life after marriage.
Published: 06 April 2014