Do these two know that they're not married anymore? Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are being extremely civil to one another. For instance, the two just attended the amfAR Inspiration Gala (an event benefiting AIDS research), where host for the evening Paltrow called musical guest Martin "father of the year.
The full quote is as follows:
This brilliant singer-songwriter has sold 8 million records, has won every single award that there is to be won, especially Father of the Year, which he has won consecutively since 2004. I am speaking of Chris Martin and the incredibly talented Jonny Buckland, who together make up one-half of the legendary band Coldplay.
Yeah, I'd say there are no hard feelings between them. It almost seems like these two are "unconscious coupling" rather than their previous declaration of "conscious uncoupling." Seriously, this is one former married couple taking their divorce to a whole new level. Judging by their "friends forever" nature, these two seem to be acting like a couple, and they don't even know it!
Ever since they announced their split, Paltrow and Martin have remained close friends. It's pretty obvious these two have quite the close relationship. They have family-friendly dinners, and Martin previously said the two are "friends and proud parents." He's also noted, "We are very close. We are not together. But we're, you know, that's the truth and that's it."
Even Sharon Stone is impressed by their closeness, as she told Paltrow during her own speech at the amfAR gala Wednesday, "We thank you for your inner and outer beauty, which you demonstrated by the fact that you get along with your ex-husband."
In all seriousness, I praise the two for how they've handled their very public divorce, in addition to Martin's now-ended relationship with Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. As an aside: it was reported that Paltrow just might be to blame for Martin Lawrence's split, because J. Law just couldn't handle how close this former married duo are. Whether that's the case or not, Martin and Paltrow will forever be close and connected. As parents (they have daughter, Apple, and son, Moses) they should remain civil and supportive, which seems to be exactly what they're doing. Not only will this most likely bring them closer together as a family, but it will teach their children the mature way to handle divorce.
I've never experienced divorce, nor have my parents, but from what I've seen, heard, and read it can be a difficult and heartbreaking situation, especially when children are involved. I admire Paltrow and Martin for their genuine characters, who are showing that this is the healthiest of ways to deal with a separation after a 10-year marriage. They seem to actually like, care, and love one another.
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