Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin may have officially ‘consciously uncoupled’ but the two have been living separate lives for the past couple years, and making public appearances together to keep their relationship issues under the radar, according to a new report.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, and Chris Martin, 37, admitted in their separation statement that they had been “working hard for well over a year” to save their marriage but a source close to the couple says they’ve secretly led separate lives for much longer. “This news should surprise no one,” a source close to the pair told New York Daily News.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Have Not Been A Couple For Years
Gwyneth and husband Chris had already been living semi-separate lives for a number of years and were simply masquerading as a couple for the “sake of their family and careers,” added the source.
The couple’s most recent appearance was a couple of months ago, when they both attended the Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer event in Culver City, Calif., on Jan. 28. However, that appearance is only one of a very small few the couple have made together.
Their persistent time apart is one of the things that they’ve been routinely questioned about. Chris shed a little light on why they’re rarely seen together during an interview on Howard Stern that aired back in November 2011.
Howard commented that he loves going out with his wife and he doesn’t get why he [Chris] won’t do it. Chris said that “it’s making something public that wasn’t meant to be.”
Chris added that “he and his wife get to do other things on their own” and that “they’re not a product — she does her thing and he does his.”
Maybe all that separate “she does her thing and he does his” is what lead to their separation?
The actress broke the news on her goop lifestyle website, saying, “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.”
Gwyneth & Chris: Couple Has Been Unhappy For Years
In their emotional post called “Conscious Uncoupling,” Gwyneth and Chris revealed that they had spent more than a year fighting to save their marriage.
“We have been working hard — 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,” the couple wrote.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Gwyneth also explained in her post what she meant by the term “conscious uncoupling.”
A portion of the 2000 word essay was written by husband and wife team Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sam, and reads:
“The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone,” they continue. “We’re living three lifetimes compared to early humans, perhaps we need to redefine the construct. Social research suggests that because we’re living so long, most people will have two or three significant long-term relationships in their lifetime.”
What do you think HollywoodLifers, was this couple doomed from the start or did these two grow apart?
— Bryant Perkins