Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Goop creator Gwyneth Paltrow are proud parents to kids Apple and Moses. After getting married in 2003, the couple decided to call it quits in 2013. Although they asked their fans to respect their privacy, the world couldn’t get enough of the term Gwyn and Chris used to describe their divorce, which was “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,” they wrote in a joint statement. “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.”
At the time, no one really knew what “conscious uncoupling” meant. While trying to explain her wording, the Iron Man star told Marie Claire she “failed” at getting her fans to understand her feelings. “I was really saying we’re in a lot of pain,” Gwyn said. “I think that was an instance where it really hit me that an insouciance with language from me is different than from somebody else.”
Although the pair weren’t getting back together, they were going to do whatever was best for their children, which was having a successful coparenting relationship. And so far, they’ve been doing a great job. Gwyn and Chris spent an equal amount of time with their son, Moses, on his 14th birthday and the actress also said she has a room in her house for the “Viva La Vida” musician.
“We are still doing it in our own way,” Gwyn told The Wall Street Journal in a previous interview. But even though they might get on each others’ nerves sometimes, Gwyn and Chris will always put their children first.
“What that really means is, ‘Even though today, you hate me and you never want to see me again, like, we’re going to brunch, ’cause it’s Sunday and that’s what we’ll do!'” the businesswoman said at the 2015 BlogHer conference in New York. “The children are our commitment.”
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