Why did Gwyneth Paltrow split from Chris Martin?
But it likely wasn't a single event that led to this Conscious Uncoupling, which was announced (and subsequently mocked) on Gwyneth's GOOP website Tuesday night.
As you can tell via the following set of Gwyneth Paltrow quotes, the end has been coming for many years now.
These aren't exactly the words of someone totally in love and/or in a stable relationship, are they? Nor is this the look of soulmates who get lost in each other's eyes on a nightly basis...
I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.
It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple.
I definitely have to coax things out of him when we talk. You know, he's British, so it's a different lexicon totally. But you have to communicate. Otherwise there's no relationship.
We've gone through some terrible times where it's been really, really hard, but I've sort of come through those times with a much deeper understanding of myself. And we're still married. We worked through it. I think it's easier to get divorced. But I think the more you keep at it, the more you end up seeing the value in it. But man, sometimes it is not easy.
Sometimes it's hard being with someone for a long time. We go through periods that aren't all rosy. I always say, life is long and you never know what's going to happen.
I'm a very grounded, homey person and Chris is a very mad scientist, genius songwriter. So I never say, "Where are you? You should be home by now." I never place demands on him.
When two people throw in the towel at the same time, then you break up, but if one person's saying, 'come on, we can do this,' you carry on."