Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced this afternoon that they are separating after a decade of marriage.
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the stars announced on the GOOP website under the heading "Conscious Uncoupling."
Paltrow and Martin are the parents of two children: Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
The actress and the singer added that they have "working hard for well over a year” to make the relationship work. However…
"We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate," they wrote. "We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been."
Emphasizing how they are “parents first and foremost,” the long-time couple made a plea for privacy and concluded:
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.