Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s marriage seemed like “Paradise,” so it came as a shock to hear that the longtime couple is calling it quits.

The duo posted a message titled “Conscious Uncoupling” on Paltrow’s lifestyle site, “Goop,” explaining their separation.

“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,” they wrote.

Paltrow and Martin made it clear that they would continue to co-parent their two children, Moses and Apple.

“We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been,” the statement reads. “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.”

Us Weekly” reports that the couple chose to take their kids to the Bahamas shortly before their announcement.

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