Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin released the bougiest divorce announcement in history last week, and ol’ Goop has been working hard to keep it classy throughout this ordeal. Turns out, there’s a reason for that: she’s terrified that her reputation will be tarnished if things get ugly.
Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ … this is NOT a separation. They are definitely getting divorced. But both are concerned about serious PR damage if the divorce turns ugly, and they don’t want to open the door to media reports about them straying from the marriage as well as other issues.
The concern … even if the case doesn’t go to trial … any allegation put down in legal docs could end up getting leaked … and both Gwyneth and Chris agree … that’s the worst case scenario for both of them.
We’re told the divorce will be relatively quick and there are no apparent conflicts. They will not fight over money and they won’t fight over custody.
Well, that’s nice. To be honest, I don’t think an ugly divorce benefits anyone – especially not the kids. While Gwyn’s motivation might be self-preservation of her “brand”, I think keeping things cordial is best for everyone, eh?