The marital split between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin serves as evidence that the rich and famous really are different from you and me.
For one thing, they get divorced differently.
Exhibit A: Did you wonder where Paltrow and Martin were yesterday, when the news went out – on her personalized GOOP website, of course – that their 10-year-old marriage was coming to an end?
As first reported by Lainey Gossip, the fabulous celebrity couple were enjoying a relaxing family vacation at a resort located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. And a separate source told the Daily Mail that Martin, 37, marked the next chapter in their lives by buying Paltrow a present: A painting of a bird in flight by Czech artist Mila Furstova.
“Going away together may seem unusual, but that’s Gwyneth and Chris,” the Daily Mail source said. “Foremost they want the kids to see they mean business about remaining a family, and another … they want to miss the fallout.”
In the blog post titled “Conscious Uncoupling,” which appeared to be written in Paltrow’s voice, the couple admitted that they have spent the past year struggling to save their marriage.
“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,” it said.
The statement also drove home the point that both Paltrow and Martin will continue to be supportive parents to daughter Apple, 9, and son Moses, 7. “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.”
Said the Daily Mail source: “It might sound like a line that they’re happier than they’ve ever been, but the relief is massive. They can enjoy being friends again.”
Added the source: “They’re communicating again, they’re having a glass of wine together and a laugh and were actually looking forward to the holiday.”
No doubt co-parenting is made just a little easier when both parents happen to be fantastically wealthy celebrities.