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