Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from Coldplay’s Chris Martin

The actress claims the pair had been separated for 10 months before announcing their split in March 2014

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow officially filed for divorce from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin earlier this week.

The couple originally announced their split in March 2014, having been married for over 10 years. However, as Billboard reports, Paltrow’s divorce papers claim that the pair had been separated from as far back as May 2013.

Paltrow cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reasoning for their split and is seeking joint custody of their two children, Apple and Moses.

The couple originally broke the news online in March 2014, famously labelling their split as a ‘conscious uncoupling’.

They wrote: “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.”

The statement continued: “We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.”

Coldplay released their sixth album ‘Ghost Stories’ in 2014 and are reportedly working on their next LP ‘A Head Full of Dreams’. The band were recently announced as the bookies’ favourite to take the final Glastonbury Festival 2015 headline slot.