This Is How Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Are Celebrating Their “Conscious Uncoupling”
The estranged couple, who just came out with their divorce news, a.k.a. “conscious uncoupling”, decided to celebrate the (not so) happy occasion with a vacay far, far away.
Who said breaking up is hard to do when you can jet off to the Bahamas?
The soon-to-be ex Mr. and Mrs. Martin decided to leave the headlines behind for sun, sand and no paparazzi on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, according to PEOPLE, where an eyewitness spotted them looking like two normal people on holiday, despite their life-changing announcement Tuesday.
“I just thought they were on vacation,” an observer at the North Eleuthera airport told the mag. “They didn’t seem happy or unhappy.”
And the getaway wasn’t just a coincidence.
“They’re in a somewhat isolated place, so they don’t have to deal with it [the press] as much,” a source added.
It appears the retreat is all about their kids, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, who joined their parents for horseback riding and playing on the beach.
“When only Gwyneth and Chris are together, there appears to be some tension,” a source told Us Weekly. “But when the kids are with them, they appear to be one big happy family with no cares in the world.”
But it doesn’t mean this private time away is to rekindle the flame.
“There are no signs of any PDA , holding hands, or kissing on the beach,” the source add to Us. “There was definitely a noticeably intimate distance.”
The superstar pair took to the actress’s wellness site GOOP to make their first statement about split:
“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” it reads. “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,” the statement continues. “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.”