Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin introduced the phrase "conscious uncoupling" to the world when they decided to end their ten-year marriage back in March.
Now it seems the couple's unique approach to breaking up either worked like a charm or failed miserably, because Chris and Gwyneth have reportedly decided to call off their divorce.
"It's true they had problems, but in the weirdest way, this 'conscious uncoupling' situation has relieved the pressure on them," a source tells The Daily Mirror.
"They may have consciously uncoupled a few months ago, but they seem to be re-coupling now. No one will be surprised if they get back together."
Insiders say that Chris and Gwyneth haven't ruled out the possibility of a divorce, but have delayed legally ending their marriage and are both committed to giving their relationship another try.
No word on whether reports that Martin was dating Rihanna, Alexa Chung and any number of other much younger women factored into Gwyneth's decision to try and win him back.
Gwyneth's views on marriage and separation have drawn a good deal of attention and criticism in the months since she announced her split from Chris.
Recently, it was rumored that the actress had become a sort of divorce guru, and tabloids reported that Paltrow was helping Beyonce prepare for a divorce from husband Jay Z.
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.