Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have finalised their divorce, over two years after they announced their separation.
Paltrow and Martin famously called their separation a ‘conscious uncoupling’ in a statement released on Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop. The term refers to a spiritual journey undertaken together, leading to an amicable separation which will take into account the needs of any children a couple have together. The announcement, made in March 2014, caused the website to crash due to the volume of traffic it created. Last month Paltrow spoke to the BBC about the attention the phrase garnered “It was such a difficult time in our lives. We didn’t know that the conscious uncoupling phrase was going to inspire so much conversation. “Ultimately, it’s had a very positive impact. I’m very proud of it, I’m very proud of us. It’s a commitment that I make every day to my children, that I adore their father and that we’re a family, even though we’re not in a romantic relationship.” “As anybody who has been divorced knows, you have to put a lot aside to maintain the family and the practicalities of what that might mean and sometimes that%27s quite tough on a personal level.” The divorce was signed off by a Los Angeles judge and states that neither Paltrow nor Martin will pay spousal support. The pair married in 2003 and have two children, Apple, 12, and Moses, 10. Despite having finalised their divorce only days prior, Paltrow and Martin spent last weekend in the Hamptons with their children. Though both have entered new relationships since their separation neither of the pair’s new partners were in attendance.