Famed couple and Jay Z and Beyoncé’s BFFs, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have decided to call it quits. After eleven years and two children, the Oscar-winning beauty and the Coldplay front man released a statement March 25, revealing to the public that they’ve made the decision to separate.
This is the statement that was posted on their website, Goop, under the title “Conscious Uncoupling:”
“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 co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
Gwyneth & Chris”
According to an inside source, the Coldplay singer is taking the split especially hard. “Chris is devastated,” the source told HollywoodLife.com. “He suggested counseling; he even suggested they move back to London, but ultimately that just didn’t work out for them.”
“This has been a long time coming,” the source adds.