Gwyneth Paltrow may be pretending for all the world like she's totally cool with "consciously uncoupling" from husband Chris Martin, but according to sources close to the couple, Paltrow wanted desperately to hide her marital troubles from the public.
According to the New York Post, Gwyneth had every intention of pretending she and Martin were happily married, even thought they both wanted to go their separate ways.
"It was [Martin's] idea to announce the split," says the anonymous insider. "They had drifted apart and there was no chance they'd get back together, so he felt it was wrong to go on pretending."
We hate to say this, but Gwyneth may have had the right idea about keeping things quiet.