A New Age of Celebrity Separation?

Gwyneth Paltrow called her separation from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin "conscious uncoupling."
3:00 | 03/27/14

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When Gwyneth paltrow announced that she and husband Chris martin are uncoupling, the bash lash was immediate. The perfect beautiful woman even has to have the perfect beautiful divorce. Say they're turning a life crisis into a golden opportunity. But can you really be that happily unmarried? Here's NBC's nick watt. ? My girl wants to ? ? party all the time ? Reporter: Why Gwyneth paltrow gyrated on "Glee" last night, the rest of us were scratching our heads. What on the worth is conscious uncoupling? Paltrow invoked the phrase to describe her separation from husband of ten years, father of her kids and the man who wrote her this truly beautiful song after her father died. ? I will try ? ? to fix you ? It just sounds straight out of the mouth of a marriage counselor in malibu. Reporter: And not in a good way. New-age claptrap mack kro biotic this and that. Little misperfect can't just get divorced like anyone else. There's nothing the public likes more than the idea of perfection being taken down. Reporter: But with the divorce rate in this country hovering around 50%, maybe we should listen to Gwyneth paltrow. She posted a conscious uncoupling essay on goop ware. And remember, she introduced the world to Tracy Anderson. What is conscious uncoupling? The new term which simply means divorce that has no acrimony in it. There's no strident anger. Reporter: So it's an alternative to spending millions on lawyers, airing your dirty laundry in the public and damaging your children. We just aren't designed to be married that long, according to the article. We're not set up to be with one person four or five or six decades. It's not easy to be married for ten years. We laugh a lot. So far we're sticking it out. Divorce becomes as natural as marriage. We have to figure out a better way of dealing it that Tennessee Charlie sheen and Denise Richards. There's talks about mammals, insect, followed by a sensible conclusion. There aren't no bad guys, just two people. Both are actually partners in each other's spiritual progress, animosity dissolves. It's only under these circumstances that loving co-parenting can happen. D deep deepakchopra is not supporting conscious uncoupling. It's still a failure. What it's saying is two people came together, made a commitment and they weren't able to live up to that commitment because they were thinking only themselves. Reporter: But Gwynn and Chris was getting it a go. I would say Chris martin has albums to sell and Gwyneth has her own brand of perfection to maintain. Neither one of them benefits from controversial press. I think this is probably the beginning and maybe the end of this divorce story. Hert mills and Paul Mccartney. That was one of the nastiest of all time. Liza minnelli and David guest. Will this will Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger? Not a chance. Reporter: Could they change the paradigm of the ugly divorce? Hollywood will learn nothing from this. While we love each other very much, we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family. And in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. Listen to this song "Magic" from coldplay's brand-new album. ? I still call it magic ? ? when I'm next to you ? That's unconscious coupling right there. Maybe Gwyneth has engineered the perfect divorce after all. Half of us will love her for it. Half of us will hate her . I'm nick watt for "Nightline" in los Angeles. Uncoupling. Thank you, nick for that report.

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