Stars Whose Rings Got Bigger With Each Engagement
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
In 2003, Chris Martin proposed to Gwyneth Paltrow with an 8-carat diamond ring. The couple had two kids and were together for over 10 years. They announced their "conscious uncoupling" in 2014. In an interview with the UK’s Evening Standard, the actress talked about her split. "Family structure can be reinvented and divorce doesn’t have to be devastating. It doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with somebody. I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids. But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family," she shared. As for her now-infamous phrase, "conscious uncoupling," the star has also spoken out about the public's response. "I unwittingly created a whole sort of hoopla with my choice of words. It wasn’t my words actually – I was sort of following a theory but it was a very intense time for our family and emotions were very high and deep and all over the place, so I just tried to keep to myself as much as possible," the actress told Today in 2016. Gwyneth also told The Evening Standard why her and Martin chose to be amicable. "We were separated for a year before we announced we were separated. We kept it very quiet, and in that time I asked adult friends with divorced parents what they remembered. There was this resounding theme: 'It was really hard because for the first two years my parents didn’t speak.' And I thought, 'I would really love to skip that part,'" she said.