Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are singing the Divorce Bell Blues and Vanity Fair is gonna be all ovah it!
If Hollywood had a yearbook, Gwyneth would probably be voted Least Likely to be Liked. Just when it looked like the Goop Goddess’ public persona couldn’t get much worse, the Elizabeth starlet has announced that she’s split from her husband of 11 years, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin.
Eh — hardly a surprise. When was the last time these two were photographed together?
A statement posted to Gwyneth’s lifestyle website reads:
“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. We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.”
Chris and Gwyn are the parents of two — daughter Apple, nine, and a seven-year-old son Moses. They’ve vowed to work together to co-parent.
“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.”
Wasn’t just last fall that the Oscar winner had to shoot down rumors that she was cheating on Chris with Elle Macpherson’s husband? It set off a mayjah faceoff between Paltrow and Vanity Fair magazine, which the star accused of running a smear campaign.
Word was Gwynie was caught canoodling with Elle’s billionaire husband Jeffrey Soffer at a party back in 2008. Reps for Paltrow and Martin were quick to shoot down the cheating report.
“It’s completely false. Jeff is a longtime friend of Gwyneth’s and there was no romantic relationship with him at all. He flew many of his friends to Miami that weekend — not just Gwyneth.”
Of course, that didn’t stop people from talking.
Gwyn was reportedly “closed off in a private section” during the party, with the property developer taking her on a tour of the hotel and on his yacht with Kate Hudson the following day.