Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to Separate!

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin are to separate after more than 10 years of marriage, the couple have said.

Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, announced the split on her blog in a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling”.

“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” the couple wrote.

The pair, who married in December 2003, have two children, Apple, nine, and Moses, seven.

A spokeswoman for the Coldplay frontman confirmed the split, the Associated Press news agency has reported.

In the message on the Iron Man actress’s blog on the website, the couple said they had “come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate”.