Just two days after Paltrow and Martin announced they had separated, Diaz says the former couple made the right decision and are doing just fine.
"For both Chris and Gwyneth, I mean they worked really hard," Diaz told E! News exclusively today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. "People want them to blow up and it to be ugly, but they're kind, generous, loving people who really care about one another. Just because they don't want to be a couple together, doesn't mean that they have to hate one another. They are really good friends."
Diaz continued, "They've made a conscious effort to separate the part of their lives they don't want to live together anymore, and maintain a really beautiful, strong bond as parents and as friends...I think people should really honor that and they should admire it and they should respect it. They've done something really extraordinary, and they've been very brave at presenting that to the public."
Diaz added of her pal, "She's doing great. They're doing great."
Diaz's kind words come two days after Paltrow and Martin announced they had separated. "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the Oscar-winning actress and Coldplay frontman said in a statement. "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."
They added, "We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. 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. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."