Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's divorce became official today, E! News reports. The two have "given up their rights to spousal support," according to legal documents. They initially filed for divorce over a year ago after 12 years of marriage.
News of trouble in Martin and Paltrow's relationship struck when they announced their separation in 2014 on Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop. Rather than call it a divorce, they called the split a "conscious uncoupling" in a personal note they wrote together.
The note read:
It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. 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, and 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. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
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Paltrow even said in a recent interview that she and Martin they're "better as friends" than they were married. They have two children together: Moses, 10, and Apple, 12.
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