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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Announce Separation

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin, of Coldplay, announced their separation this week after 11 years of marriage. The duo announced via Paltrow’s website, goop.com, that they have decided to “consciously uncouple,” saying in the statement “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.”

The news came just days after Martin announced that he would be joining the NBC reality show The Voice, and interestingly, after recent reports that the couple had bought a $14 million home in Malibu.

Paltrow and Martin have two children, together, Apple and Moses, and reminded fans via their statement that they are “parents first” and asked the public to respect their privacy. The family was spotted together yesterday in the Bahamas.

After releasing the statement on the website, goop.com crashed as thousands of fans flocked to read the statement. The website is now up and running again.

Maddie is a senior at Boston College, where she spends her days fawning over literature and Art History textbooks. She was previously an editorial intern at Her Campus, and is now a HC contributing writer and blogger. Follow her on twitter @madschmitz for a collection of vaguely amusing tweets. 
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