One of the most-talked about couples in Hollywood is soon to be no more. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation – online, via Paltrow’s Web site GOOP. Nope, none of that old-fashioned silliness such as a PR representative or agent reading a prepared statement – none of that.
In a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling” they wrote, “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have 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.”
They have two children – a daughter Apple, 9, and a son Moses, 7.
For some time, Paltrow has been in the news more for her personal life than any professional achievements.
On September 4th she was seen in Los Angeles picking on a motor scooter picking up Apple from school, narrowly avoiding being hit after pulling out in front of a school bus. The bus driver spotted the pair and had to hit the brakes hard to keep from hitting them. Her husband and son were on another scooter, not far behind.
Paltrow has also taken some flack for the recipes and advice contained in her cookbook, Here’s a sample of the sometimes not-so-warm reception to the book, as posted in The Mail Online:
But forgetting that most people earn a fraction of what the actress makes, it is peppered with an array of costly ingredients such as duck eggs, gluten-free flour and manuka honey.
Yahoo calculated that it would cost $300.65 to follow Gwyneth’s family meal plan for just one day after going out and shopping for the foods from scratch.
Starting with breakfast, a spinach and mushroom egg-white omelette came in at $28.27.
In April of 2013, she was named as People magazine’s “Most Beautiful
woman in the World.” As you may remember, that issue drew plenty of criticism, much of it quite vocal – and I had to agree to some degree. I think she’s a beautiful woman but I would hardly say that say that she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.
More recently, some chatter has been circulating, claiming that Vanity Fair magazine was working on a “takedown” cover story on the actress.
While I don’t wish misfortune on anybody – and Heaven knows, divorce can be rough – exacerbated by enduring so much public scrutiny – it must be nice to have more than enough money to make it through the process. Not everybody can just pick up and move and not suffer a major blow to their quality of life.
I wish the family well. I hope the kids aren’t affected too badly by the croons of their parents.