After 10 years of marrriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have decided to go their separate ways.
The couple announced the sad news on the actress’ website Goop on Tuesday, with a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling.”
In the post, they shared the following statement:
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.
Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, were married in a secret ceremony in late 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.
For years, they’ve faced break-up rumors which the Oscar-winning actress called “ridiculous” in a 2008 interview with British Glamour.
The couple has two children – daughter Apple, 9, and son Moses, 7.