Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have announced they are separating after more than 10 years of marriage.
The 41-year-old actress and 37-year-old Coldplay rocker released a joint statement on Gwyneth's GOOP blog this morning.
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," Gwyneth wrote in a post titled 'Conscious Uncoupling'.
"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."
Despite their split, Gwyneth said she and Chris remain committed to raising their children Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
"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 co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."