Gwyneth Paltrow isn't letting a conscious uncoupling get her down.
The pompous Oscar winner took to Instagram yesterday and posted a sweet photo of herself and son Moses, including with it a caption that celebrated a special day for the family.
“Moses Bruce Paltrow Martin turns 8 today. We love you!” the actress wrote.
Of course, this family is undergoing a crisis at the moment.
Paltrow and Chris Martin (sort of) shocked the world a couple weeks ago by announcing their divorce after a decade of marriage.
It's a pretty big mess all around.
Not that you'd know it by listening to Paltrow or by looking at her smile in the above image.
In late March, she and Martin posted a joint statement on the GOOP website that read "it is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate" and included:
"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."
Based on a few quotes the star herself uttered over the years, though, it was pretty clear that love wasn't in the cards:
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.
- Permalink: We like 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.
- Permalink: A lack of communication.
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.
- Permalink: It's 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.
- Permalink: Sometimes, it's hard...
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.
- Permalink: We're a tad different.