By Jeremy D. Larson
Scholars have long tried to pin point the exact moment love died. It is somewhere between Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore and Eurydice/Orpheus. We do know this that another chunk of the universal heart just fell off today, as Gwyneth Paltrow announced via Facebook/GOOP/mass email that she and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin will be undergoing a “conscious uncoupling.”
That’s otherwise known as a “divorce.”
They jointly explain in an open letter to everyone that was confirmed by Gawker.:
It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. 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. 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.
Gwyneth & Chris
Let’s all listen to “The Scientist” and hope this whole thing gets better.