Tuesday, the news of actress Gywneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin splitting shook Hollywood to the core. While the two have remained rather private about their life, some marital issues have been discussed throughout the tabloids.
However, it’s pretty safe to say no one saw this split coming.
The abrupt news was made public on Paltrow’s website with a post titled, “Conscious Uncoupling.” The blog eventually crashed from the high volume of visitors.
Their statement 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.”
While the statement was clear, the chosen title for the news wasn’t exactly a common name for a separation, generating loads of conversation.
Not sure what “conscious uncoupling” means either? Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami explain what the term means in a 2,000-word article that Paltrow shared on her site.
The report is split into six sections: Until Death Do Us Part, End of the Honeymoon, Intimacy & Insects, Conscious Uncoupling, Wholeness in Separation and Coming Together.
“The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone,” the doctors claimed.
Paltrow and Martin seemed to agree when they said, “We’re living three lifetimes compared to early humans, perhaps we need to redefine the construct. Social research suggests that because we’re living so long, most people will have two or three significant long-term relationships in their lifetime.”
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