If you thought that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were one of those celebrity couples that seemed to have it all together, you were wrong. The two announced Tuesday that they are separating. Posting the news on her Goop blog Gwyneth called the break-up “conscious uncoupling.”
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” she wrote. “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."
The 41-year-old Oscar winner and the Coldplay frontman, 37, have been married more than a decade and have two children, Apple, 9, and Moses,7.
She hinted at problems in the marriage in September when she told “Good Morning America” that marriage wasn’t easy and the two laugh out their “big ups and downs.”
"So far we're sticking it out," she said then.
TMZ reported that last month the couple bought a $14 million estate in Malibu designed by one of California’s most famous architects, John Lautner. TMZ suggests that the masculine-looking home will ultimately be Martin’s new digs.
Paltrow’s blog posting said they will always be 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."
A photo of the couple from happier times was signed: “Love, Gwyneth & Chris."