Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin are calling it quits. On Tuesday the couple announced their separation in a joint statement on Paltrow’s website, Goop.
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the statement said. "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."
Martin, 37, and Paltrow, 41, married in 2003, and have two children, Apple and Moses.
"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 statement.
Martin is the lead singer of Coldplay, the Grammy-winning band he formed in 1996 alongside guitarist Johnny Buckland. Martin will be joining NBC’s “The Voice” this season as a “key advisor.”
Paltrow won an Academy Award for her performance in the 1998 film, “Shakespeare in Love,” and an Emmy for her guest appearances on the musical television series, “Glee.”
The announcement of their separation comes less than a week after a Los Angeles Times report that Martin and Paltrow had purchased a $14 million John Lautner-designed home in Malibu.
GOOP.com displayed error messages Tuesday night as it was overwhelmed with fans seeking to read the couple’s statement entitled, “Conscious Uncoupling.”