Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Divorce Unusually Amicable – Is ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ That Goofy?

Get out your tissues – it’s official. Gwyneth Paltrow has filed for divorce from rocker ex Chris Martin.

Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences (not the oft-ridiculed “conscious uncoupling,” which isn’t a legal term) as the reason behind the divorce, but all signs point to a decidedly drama-free split.

According to USA Today, the details of their divorce have been worked out by their respective business managers and Paltrow is seeking joint custody for their oddly-named children Apple, 10, and Moses, 9. Gwyneth and Chris won’t pay spousal support to each other and they’ll both cover their own legal fees, Radar Online added.

There are no details about how the power couple will divide their no doubt considerable assets.

Gwyneth and Chris are also still quite friendly – they live across the street from each other in Los Angeles and were recently seen spending quality time in Mexico during spring break They also celebrated Valentine’s Day as a couple and luxuriated on the beach together in Malibu.

For all the heat Gwyneth took over “conscious uncoupling” comment, the concept admittedly sounds much more agreeable than most vicious celebrity break ups – like the horror show currently underway between Bobby Flay and Stephanie March.

Nonethless, she told Howard Stern that she regretted lending her break-up with Martin that term in public.

“I made a mistake in that I didn’t give it context. Like, I didn’t say, ‘This is… a philosophy,’ But it’s a very noble idea, and it’s a great thing, I think, to try to do for your kids. And it’s working, but it is kind of a goofy term and I didn’t know it was going to cause such a big thing.”

The “philosophy” was penned by Katherine Woodward Thomas, a therapist and author, Hollywood Reporter added. All it means is that a couple’s attempts to solve their problems haven’t worked, and it’s better for everyone to just end it before anyone – including the kids – gets hurt.

Doesn’t sound half bad? If the little bits of info being leaked about the Gwyneth/Chris split are an accurate indication of the truth, then the “goofy” term may be a good lesson for all.

Evidently, Paltrow and Martin consciously uncoupled in May 2013 after 11 years of marriage, making the split formal in the media by March 2014. Since then, Martin has gotten cozy with Jennifer Lawrence and Paltrow has been having a romance with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.

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