Actress finally spills the beans about break-up after long silence

When Hollywood’s most zen couple called time on their relationship in March last year, we thought if Gwynnie and Chris can’t make it work, what hope is there for the rest of us.

The couple who share two children with each other and married in 2003 always appeared rock solid which was why their split was met with such surprise.

The couple called the breakdown of their marriage a ‘conscious uncoupling’ (as you do) and 42-year-old Gwyneth has finally decided to open up about the break up.

Both Gwyneth and Coldplay frontman Chris appeared to handle the situation very delicately, but Gwnnie reveals that this wasn’t always the case, saying: “It’s painful, it’s difficult, it might be easier to say ‘I never want to see you again’, but what good does that do anyone?”

The Avengers star credits her ex-husband with putting her back together after the death of her father and it’s clear that the star will always have a place in her heart for the father of her two children, saying: “He just picked me up and he was so loving and patient through all my grieving. He has incredibly empathy when it comes to somebody’s pain.”

Does anyone else wish these two could give it another shot?