Yesterday, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin ended their 11-year-long marriage.
The 41-year-old actress and 37-year-old Coldplay frontman have requested that the world talk about their ‘conscious uncoupling’ rather than use vulgar terms like ‘break-up’ or ‘split’. For an explainer of that celebrity nonsense, pop over to this post.
This morning, we have all the feelings. We have all the questions. We can’t get enough Gwyneth and Chris information. Here’s a list of all the relevant tidbits we’ve gathered together.
Chris Martin just wrote a really beautiful song about breaking.
Coldplay’s new single, Magic, seems extremely relevant. Listen to Chris’s famous voice break as he sings the lyrics: ‘And I just got broken / Broken into two / Still I call it magic / When I’m next to you’. And tell us if that doesn’t break your heart right in two.
Gwyneth’s raunchy Glee video came out the same day she announced the split.
He was a conservative English musician. She was a world-famous actress.
In 1998, Gwyneth was an Oscar-winning actress. Chris was a 22-year-old virgin singing in a choir in Devon, England. They were worlds apart.
Chris has spoken about how he grew up in an extremely religious household, and worried that he might be gay during his teenage years. He told Rolling Stone in 2008 why he waited so long to lose his virginity: “There were religious issues and s*** like that… Also confidence. I had a tricky time with girls. I got trapped in the friendship tip many, many times. I don’t want to be the person that makes everyone laugh before they go off and bang.”