Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin broke news of their separation "with hearts full of sadness" on Tuesday (March 25), with Paltrow taking to her Goop website to pen a heartfelt letter explaining why "while we love each other very much, we will remain separate."
The twitterverse quickly exploded into a frenzy of disappointment, bitterness and every Coldplay pun under the sun.
What Is This Life?
Everyone began to question the meaning of love and life after the couple ended a decade-long marriage.
gwyneth paltrow and chris martin are getting a divorce? well i'm officially done with life— Riley Hoopes (@riley_hoopes) March 26, 2014
I emotionally cannot handle the Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin split. #coldplay— Gabrielle Rimmaudo (@gfrimmaudo) March 26, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating?!?! Whaaaaat is happening to the world it so sad— ANNA (@annamaniebo) March 26, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's separation is disheartening. I used to look up to them. Sigh.— Υnnah Tubes (@ynahtubes) March 26, 2014
Coldplay Fans Come Out To Pay Their Respects ... Sort Of
Some people like to find the light in any bad situation, so at least Coldplay fans can expect a rash of new material from Martin.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating. Luckily Coldplay's been writing the perfect divorce music playlists since '96.— Julia Hays (@JuliaEveHays) March 25, 2014
Fair warning: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are breaking up, so now Coldplay songs might be a little slow and self-indulgent.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) March 25, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have separated so now I'm looking forward to Coldplay's new album.— Alfonso هيو غو (@IamHugoAlfonso) March 26, 2014
Divorce is never cool but when it involves Chris Martin of Coldplay & then him writing some emo-smashes it's the coolest news ever!!!!— The Chainsmokers (@TheChainsmokers) March 26, 2014