Gwyneth Paltrow and soon-to-be ex-husband Chris Martin are opting out of a traditional, uncontested divorce. Instead, Paltrow announced on her lifestyle website, Goop, that pair will mark the end of their relationship with a conscious uncoupling. In plainest terms, Paltrow and Martin will avoid terms like child custody attorneys and child custody lawyers. What else will their conscious uncoupling entail? Are more stars likely to follow suit?
What Is The Famous Couple Talking About?
Paltrow reveals that there is much more to it than simply referring to divorce lawyers and child custody attorneys as uncoupling facilitators. In fact, the stars plan to skip conventional divorce proceedings in a court room. Instead, they will host a ceremony to designate the end of the marriage — and Paltrow will even wear white! “[Paltrow] will wear a custom uncoupled pantsuit by Stella McCartney. It’ll be white. There will be an acoustic number by Chris, with the kids singing backup,” The Huffington Post explains. The whole thing may sound a little unusual, but Paltrow and Martin insist they have their children’s best interests at heart. The parents hope the fairly optimistic event will help their kids adjust to the tradition in a healthy — and minimally stressful — way.
Are Other Stars Lining Up to Consciously Uncouple?
The question on everyone’s mind, The Huffington Post continues, are other stars and Americans likely to follow suit? For now, the answer is probably not. The media is largely divided about Paltrow and Martin’s decision. While NPR describes their uncoupling ceremony as “admirable” and “creative,” plenty of others are not being so kind. At best, the media is describing their decision as unique, off-the-wall, or weird. Others go as far as to suggest that the couple is being somewhat pretentious — and looking down on parents who do choose more traditional options when it comes to divorce.
The actress and Cold Play singer will split — and on entirely on their own terms, and with a completely unique ceremony to prove it. As of it stands, however, people are not wholly impressed and largely unlikely to choose conscious uncoupling as a viable option to end a marriage. Read more articles like this.