It’s been a year but Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are finally separated.
Paltrow filed for divorce back in April 2015, though the couple had been separated since March 2014. What became popularly known as “conscious uncoupling,” Paltrow and Martin’s separation was the result of being unable to keep their marriage afloat after 10 years. In the court document filed by Paltrow, neither she or Martin will seek spousal support. The specifics regarding the division of property and child support are outlined in the written agreement.
Paltrow announced the news on her lifestyle site, Goop. “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,” she wrote. “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.”
Paltrow and Martin have stayed on good terms after the split, and accompanied each other on trips with their children, daughter Apple, and son Moses. During Coldplay’s Superbowl performance this year, Paltrow and the kids were seen supporting Martin in the crowd.