Gwyneth Paltrow Breaks Her Silence After Chris Martin Split, Expresses "Deep Gratitude" for Support

Plus, Anthony Martin says the exes are "still great mates" after deciding to consciously uncouple

By Zach Johnson Mar 28, 2014 11:25 AMTags
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After announcing her separation via Goop Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow broke her silence regarding the breakup via her own lifestyle website early Friday morning. After writing a short paragraph in relation to chicken recipes, she told readers, "P.S. CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many."

Oscar winner Paltrow, 41, and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 37, are currently hiding out in the Bahamas with their daughter Apple Martin, 9, and son Moses Martin, 7. The "Paradise" singer has yet to publicly comment on the end of his 10-year marriage, though his father has spoken to the press.

Retired accountant Anthony Martin, 72, told The Mirror that while its "sad and upsetting" that his son is now single, he insisted—as the former couple has also said—that they are "still great mates." In fact, Anthony said, "If you are married you know you have good days and bad days. We all have our ups and downs. It is sad because there are our two grandchildren. But it is all very amicable between them."

Anthony laughed as he tried to remember the title of the couple's statement, "Conscious Uncoupling." He told the U.K. newspaper, "It's all in the statement, the expression that was used. Conscious..." The former magistrate then added, "I am very proud of what they have achieved in their lives."

In their March 25 statement, the exes said, "We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than ever. We are parents first and foremost to two wonderful children."

Both stars have received public support from Paltrow's BFF Cameron Diaz, who told E! News Thursday, "For both Chris and Gwyneth, I mean they worked really hard. 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. 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 has spoken with Paltrow since the breakup. "She's doing great," she said. "They're doing great."

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