A year after Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their decision to “consciously uncouple,” the Oscar-winning actress has filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court.
PEOPLE obtained the court documents, which confirmed that 42-year-old actress was separated from Chris Martin 10 months before they announced their “conscious uncoupling”. According to California state law, the divorce cannot be finalised until at least 6 months after the case is filed.
Gwyneth Paltrow‘s filing on Monday (20th April) cited “irreconcilable differences” for the divorce from Chris Martin, the frontman for British alt-rock band Coldplay. The couple wed in December 2003 and officially announced their split in March 2014.
In a statement confirming the breakup on Gwyneth’s Goop website, the couple said they had been “working hard for well over a year,” both together and “some of it separated”, to make their relationship work. And although both stars have moved on to new relationships, their focus remains on their children (read: Gwyneth is currently seeing “Glee” producer Brad Falchuk while Chris is with “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence).
In fact, the divorce filing requires joint custody of their 2 children: 10-year-old Apple and 9-year-old Moses.
Gwyneth is also requesting that they each pay their own attorney fees.