Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reportedly “don’t care” about rumors surrounding their split.
The couple announced their split after ten years of marriage yesterday, using Gwyneth’s GOOP website to confirm they were “consciously uncoupling”.
Even though they admitted experiencing problems for more than a year, there is still speculation about what caused the breakup. Both the actress and musician were apparently prepared for the intense interest the news would provoke, which is difficult for them as they are intensely private.
“They are both prepared for the next few weeks and what people are going to say and they really don’t care. It will pass; [Gwyneth] knows that,” a source told People magazine.
“They are still a family. They will always be a family. Nothing will ever change that.”
The former couple have daughter Apple, nine, and seven-year-old son Moses together, and have asked for privacy for the sake of their children. The little ones will be coming first, although it’s been claimed their plans to co-parent will be put into action from different places. Coldplay’s Chris is said to be returning to the UK, which is where he feels most comfortable, while Gwyneth and the children will remain in California.
“Chris doesn’t have any family or friends in Los Angeles. His Coldplay bandmates are based in London, and that is where his world is,” an insider told RadarOnline. “Gwyneth had always said she never wanted to live in LA, and then, abruptly changed her mind last year. The plan is for Gwyneth to remain in California, with their children. Chris will absolutely be moving back to London, but will commute back and forth to see the kids.”
Gwyneth’s desire to move back to the US apparently blindsided Chris last year, as he thought the family was happy in London. He was said to be particularly unhappy in Los Angeles, as he isn’t into the Hollywood scene.
The split surprised many as in January the couple were seen laughing and joking with each other at a charity benefit. It’s claimed they will remain friends and are finding the transition relatively simple as they know they are better that way.
“[They] really tried to make the marriage work, but sometimes it’s best to not be married. They know that about each other now,” the People source said.
“They have worked really hard for a year or more, going to therapy, trying to make it work – and she’s been more honest than ever about how hard marriage is – but they just decided it was best to not be together anymore as a couple.”
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