Poor Chris Martin! The Coldplay frontman is completely heartbroken over his shocking split from Gwyneth Paltrow. Chris did everything he could to save their 10-year marriage but unfortunately the couple could not overcome their longtime problems, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We were floored when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their mutual decision to split in a candid, emotional statement on her website, goop, on March 25. Even though the seemingly happy couple apparently had issues that had been plaguing their marriage for years, Chris was desperate to find a way to keep their love alive, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Chris Martin Devastated Over Gwyneth Paltrow Split: Inside Their Separation
Chris was willing to do anything to make things work with Gwyneth and now that it’s really over, he’s crushed.
“Chris is devastated,” a source close to the couple tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He suggested counseling, he even suggested they move back to London but ultimately that just didn’t work out for them.”
Chris truly believed that a change of scenery would be good for the couple, but it seems the damage had already been done. “This has been a long time coming,” the source reveals.
Now that the couple is officially headed for divorce, Chris’ number one priority is to work very closely with Gwyneth to make their split as easy as possible on their children, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
“Now they’ll have to figure out custody because he loves those kids more than anything,” the source says. “He’s very hurt.”
The Coldplay frontman’s heartache over the split is evident in his band’s new song “Magic.” Chris croons about being “broken in two” by his lady love in the new song, but still calls their strained romance “magic.” It certainly sounds like he’s talking about Gwyneth breaking his heart by leaving him. So sad!
Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow Break Up
Chris and Gwyneth announced their split in a heartfelt statement on her website, goop. They titled the post “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
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU sad about Chris and Gwyneth’s split? Let us know.
— Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Chloe Melas