Gwyneth Paltrow took her whole divorce announcement into her own hands and published a statement signed by her and soon-to-be ex-husband Chris Martin on GOOP. We were all going to gossip about it anyway, so I applaud her for taking control of the situation as best as she could and putting it out there on her own terms. It was a great yet highly under-read explanation of conscious uncoupling by experts who really had many good points to supply all of us (divorced or married) introspection within the post. Then Gwynnie mentioned her gratitude in another post before she got into the nitty gritty of leftovers.
Chris Martin has stayed quiet for the most part, speaking only through GOOP and Gwyneth. Until now.
It's kind of the first thing to happen though, right? I'd say it goes something like this: I want a divorce! Me too! Harrumph! *The sounds of rings clinging in the bathroom sink.* Something like that ... perhaps?
But it was more than just a no-ring thing for the Coldplay singer. It was his whole demeanor. He was happy. Beaming, one could say. And he looked good. Real goooood. "I couldn't be more thrilled to be here," he said and he cracked some jokes. He even sang with Gabriel on stage. It was a good day for Chris. He is, after all, GOOP-free. And maybe that's just what he needed. Sometimes relationships end and this whole conscious uncoupling thing can help people with that transition. With peace. With love. With happiness. Divorce doesn't have to mean doom.
What do you think of Chris Martin's post-divorce statement? No ring, seemingly happy ... he'll be okay, right?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program