Many celebrities tend to believe in true love but when you throw in some paparazzi, work schedules, and cheating scandals, things get sour. Hollywood marriages are no doubt known for their lavish and costly ceremony but unfortunately, a lot of celebrities don’t fare so well when it comes to longevity. There are some of your favorite celebrities whom you never knew had a failed marriage, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s marriage is one of them.
The iconic couple seemed inseparable from the on-set but after a decade, the news of their separation hit the tabloids, thus leaving their fans shocked. Although there is no marriage without hiccups, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow fought hard to keep their union afloat before calling it quits. While their curious fans have been wondering what went wrong in their relationship and why their marriage failed, here, we have gathered all the details you need to know.
Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow’s Marriage
The music star Chris Martin is well-known for being the co-founder as well as the lead vocalist of the British rock band, Coldplay. Born as Christopher Anthony John Martin on the 2nd day of March 1977, the singer is a native of Exeter, Devon, England. A graduate of University College London, Chris formed the Coldplay rock band alongside Jonny Buckland in 1996.
He came into the limelight in the year 2000 after the release of their song Yellow. After its release, the song earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination under the Best Rock Song category. The group has equally won a Grammy Award and a Brit Award for their other studio albums including Viva la Vida, and A Rush of Blood to the Head.
Chris and Paltrow met each other in 2002, shortly after the death of Paltrow’s father. After a few months of a successful relationship, the couple exchanged marital vows on the 5th of December 2003. Their wedding took place in Southern California and was graced by their friends and family.
His wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, is an award-winning American actress, singer, and businesswoman. She is best known for her roles in commercially successful movies and TV shows like Proofs, Glee, A Perfect Murder, Iron Man, Sliding Doors, and many others. Through her outstanding acting prowess, Paltrow has won a good number of awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, among others.
Prior to their marriage, the actress also made headlines through her relationships with A-list actors such as Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt. It was the first marriage for the couple and they both have two children, a son named Moses (b. 2006) and a daughter named Apple (b. 2004).
Reasons Why Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Marriage Failed
Distance And Tight Work Schedule Was A Huge Rift
Busy schedules have always been a problem in celebrity marriages and when it’s between a touring musician and a Hollywood star, it could be difficult to create a perfect work schedule. This is no doubt one of the main reasons Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s marriage failed. Although these two shared their time between London and Los Angeles where they have homes, their busy schedules made it hard for them to do much as a family.
While going through rough times in their relationship, the couple tried all they could to make things work; nevertheless, all their efforts were futile. They even went for therapy for about a year in a bid to save their marriage but when it wasn’t yielding good results, they decided it was best for them to separate.
The Arrival Of Their Two Children Came With Its Own Challenges
Chris and Gwyneth were having a blossoming relationship, however, things changed a bit after she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Apple. After Apple’s birth in May 2004, Gwyneth was extremely happy but this changed when she gave birth to their son Moses two years later. According to reports, she experienced postpartum depression which affected her so much that she couldn’t connect with her emotions. It was her husband who brought her changing attitude to her attention. It is widely speculated that the stress of a new baby and Gwyneth’s ailing mental health caused a lot of strain on their union.
Despite Being Divorced, The Couple Maintain A Good Relationship
Although it was very difficult for the couple to arrive at the decision to split, they also remained good friends even after their separation. After their divorce, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow got equal custody of their two children. They have since been working really hard to raise their kids the best they could.
Since their divorce, Chris Martin has dated Alexa Chung, Jennifer Lawrence, Annabelle Wallis, and Dakota Johnson. As for Paltrow, she has gone on to marry Brad Falchuk, a Hollywood director and producer, as well as a writer. The couple began their relationship in 2014 after they first met on the set of Glee in 2010. The news of their relationship saw the light of the day in 2015 and by 2018, they tied the knot.