Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay rocker Chris Martin are bringing down the curtain on more than 10 years of marriage – according to a blog post on Paltrow’s blog Goop. In a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling,”
Paltrow stated that "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 separate, 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 co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."
Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, were married in December 2003. They have two children – Apple, nine, and Moses, seven. A spokeswoman for the Martin confirmed the split, the Associated Press news agency reported.