While we get a lot of new high-profile relationships coming every year, there are also a lot of celebrity break-ups that we have to deal with and it sometimes feels like, for every celebrity marriage we get, somewhere else in the world there is a celebrity break up. While some of these high-profile relationships barely get past the honeymoon period, there are others that manage to last for many years.
When a celebrity relationship that has been going for many years suddenly comes to an end, there are a lot of people who are quite surprised by break up. So when it was confirmed that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow had decided to bring their marriage to an end after 11 years, there were a lot of raised eyebrows and surprised and shocked people.
The couple issued an official statement which read, "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 Paltrow and Chris Martin first met back in October 2002 and it did not take long before the couple confirmed that they were dating. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow then got married on December 5, 2003 and went on to have two children. Daughter Apple was born in 2004 and then, two years later, their son Moses was born. Some people felt that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin would be together forever but it just goes to show that even a strong relationship can come to an end.