"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to
separate," the couple said on Paltrow's lifestyle website,
Goop.com, in a post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling."
"We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other
very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always
will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have
ever been," they added.
Paltrow, 41, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for
"Shakespeare in Love," and British singer Martin, 37, were
married in December 2003, and have two children, Apple and
Moses. The notoriously private couple, who avoid being
photographed together in public, will "consciously uncouple and
co-parent" their children, the couple said.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by Mary Milliken and
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