Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, you’ve just announced your separation in a loving statement that you posted on goop.com. I have to commend you both on taking a totally high road at this tough time, especially for your two children.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, your hearts have to have been breaking for the past year or so as you tried to save your troubled marriage.. You admitted in the statement you posted today that you had both “been working hard for well over a year … to see what might have been possible between us.”
Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Are Separating The Right Way
But you write that you came to the conclusion that “while we love each other very much we will remain separate.”
In other words, it seems like you’ve sadly already been living separate lives to an extent.
What is most impressive about this, however, is that despite the hurt that you both must be feeling, you are clearly putting the needs of your two children, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, ahead of all else.
“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.” you wrote, while also emphasizing that you two will co-parent together.
Gwyneth and Chris — your decision to jointly announce your separation in a respectful statement is in stark contrast to so many marital breakdowns in and out of Hollywood.
Think of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Kelsey and Camille Grammar, Kate and John Gosselin, Halle Berry and Eric Benet, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, and you have examples of the very worst way to uncouple.
Gwyneth And Chris Are Separating In The Best Possible Way For Their Kids
It’s a relief to see a high-profile couple that is truly taking an adult approach to a very difficult situation — the ending of a marriage.
A parental split is always extremely hard on children, who long to see their parents together. But when parents can remain friendly like you two, and act together lovingly in the very best interests of their children, it makes a hugely positive difference to those kids.
Chris and Gwyneth, your children will thank you for the rest of their lives for not putting them in the middle of a tug-of-war or ugly divorce.
You signed your separation statement, “Love, Gwyneth & Chris.” Hopefully your example will inspire other struggling couples to act in the best interests of their children as well, if they end up deciding to part ways.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Have Gwyneth and Chris handled their split in the best way possible for their kids? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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