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Faces & names: Paltrow and Coldplay’s Martin separate

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, the lead singer of alt-rock band Coldplay, said on Tuesday they are separating after 10 years of marriage.

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“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” the couple said on Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop.com, in a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling.”

“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,” they added.

Paltrow, 41, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for “Shakespeare in Love,” and British singer Martin, 37, were married in December 2003, and have two children, Apple and Moses.

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