Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have put their divorce plans on hold– just three months after declaring they were “consciously uncoupling,” according to The Daily Mirror
Friends believe announcing the split to the world took the heat off their 10-year marriage – and made the superstar pair realize what they were risking, the Sunday People reports.
One friend said: “It’s true they had problems but in the weirdest way this ‘conscious uncoupling’ situation has relieved the pressure on them.
“Gwyneth had ground rules about not immediately dating, respecting each other, keeping things happy for their two children and communicating throughout but it seems to have acted as a wake-up call.
“Chris still lives with her, they are amazingly lovey-dovey together and she still wears her wedding ring.
“They may have consciously uncoupled a few months ago – but they seem to be recoupling now. No one will be surprised if they get back together.”
One friend even compared Gwyneth, 41, and Chris, 37, to legendary Hollywood couple Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and their famous can’t-live-with-can’t-live-without relationship.
The pal said: “There’s definitely something of Burton and Taylor in them.
“But Chris and Gwyn did things in a very different way. There was a lot of talking, a lot of analysis – probably too much – and when they decided to call it a day, actually what they’d done was clear the air and given each other an exit route.
“I think both of them saw it – and then looked at what they have.”
The friend added: “Chris also felt super-protective about the flak and criticism levelled at Gwyn when it came out.
“He felt it was unfair and uncalled for and he stepped in to make her feel better.
“He also put it out that a lot of the problems were down to him, not her – I guess that also added to him standing by her rather than walking away.”
We’re all for love! If they can work it out, more power to them.