It’s been days since Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow shocked the world by revealing their decision to separate—or “consciously uncouple”—after more than 10 years of marriage.
And while both the Oscar-winning actress and the Coldplay front man have remained silent about their plans to split, Chris’ younger brother Alex reassured fans things are okay with the British musician.
“He’s bearing up okay,” the younger Martin told the British newspaper The Mirror. “I love them both dearly, we all get on and there is no animosity. Me and my brother are very close.”
On Tuesday, March 25, Gwyn and Chris announced they were calling it quits with a blog post on her lifestyle site, Goop.
“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate.”
Over the past year, rumors have flown about Gwyneth’s alleged infidelity, leading some to speculate about what’s to blame for their marriage coming to an end. Pictures of Gwyn kissing ex-boyfriend Donovan Leitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game in September have many questioning her faithfulness to her husband.
While the Glee star has remained tight-lipped since news of her separation surfaced, several interviews she’s given during the past year indicate something may have been troubling her relationship.
“It’s hard being married,” she told Glamour U.K. in May. “You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We’re the same as any couple.”
As Chris and Gwyn begin the process of “uncoupling,” they made it clear their priority continues to be their two children—Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
“We are, however, and always will be a family… We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children,” they wrote.