Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation in March 2014. The couple were married for 11 years (they wed in December 2003) and have two young children together, 11-year-old Apple and Moses who is 9 years old.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘conscious uncoupling’ is made final

The famous couple saddened the public when they announced their plans of separation, they famously called it ‘conscious uncoupling’, something which has sparked conversation since. Paltrow said “It was such a difficult time in our lives...We didn’t know that the ‘conscious uncoupling’ phrase was going to inspire so much conversation. Ultimately, it’s had a very positive impact...I’m very proud of it, I’m very proud of us. It’s a commitment that I make every day to my children, that I adore their father and that we’re a family, even though we’re not in a romantic relationship.”

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow split due to ‘irreconcilable differences’

Their separation has been regarded as a very mature and adult-like split which shows the levels of respect that the two have for each other.

The reason for their divorce was ruled as “irreconcilable differences”.

Chris Martin told Sunday Times (British Newspaper) that they found a way of splitting that suited them, but he implied that the split virtually left him in pieces, that he has had to rebuild, he said “You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and lean off the bits. Reassemble.”

Chris Martin and Gwyneth remain as a tight family unit for their children

Both Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have continued to speak highly of each other and speak of how they manage to maintain a strong front for their children, who are their priority. Gwyneth said in an interview “Fortunately, even though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and the importance of those relationships.”

Despite keeping a solid front and remaining friends for their children’s sake, it is nevertheless a very testing process, Gwyneth admitted that it was “hard” and that they’ve “gone through really difficult times.” However she insists their family comes first, “we’ve always said these children are our priority. What that really means is: Even if you hate me and never want to see me again, we are going to brunch”.

Following the finalisation of their divorce a judge ruled that neither individual should pay spousal support (which is something Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard is claiming).

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