Gwyneth Paltrow Speaks Out About Split With Chris Martin

Actress expresses 'deep gratitude' for support and Cameron Diaz says her friend is doing 'great' after announcing separation.

It's only been a few days since the world learned that Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, and Chris Martin, 37, have decided to end their marriage via "conscious uncoupling."

Following their joint statement on the split
 neither had made any additional comment. That is until Friday (March 28), when Paltrow broke her silence with a note tucked into a recipe titled "One Bird, Three Meals" on her Goop website.

"P.S. CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many," Paltrow wrote under a recipe handed down from grandmothers who, she said, "taught us the good old-fashioned art of not wasting a scrap."

According to reports, the couple left for holiday together in the Bahamas with their children, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, just before the dissolution of their 10-year marriage was revealed.

Paltrow friend Cameron Diaz told E! News that the pair are, indeed, doing their best to be positive in the wake of the news. "For both Chris and Gwyneth, I mean they worked really hard. People want them to blow up and it to be ugly, but they're kind, generous, loving people who really care about one another," said Diaz.

"Just because they don't want to be a couple together, doesn't mean that they have to hate one another. They are really good friends. They've made a conscious effort to separate the part of their lives they don't want to live together anymore, and maintain a really beautiful, strong bond as parents and as friends...I think people should really honor that and they should admire it and they should respect it. They've done something really extraordinary, and they've been very brave at presenting that to the public."

Diaz said she spoke to Paltrow after the announcement and, she's happy to report, "She's doing great. They're doing great."