Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage, the couple said on the actress's Goop Web site.

The couple said in a statement, titled "Conscious Uncoupling," that "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate."

"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," Paltrow and Martin said in the joint statement.

"We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner," the 41-year-old Paltrow and the 37-year-old Martin said.

Paltrow and Martin, who were married on Dec. 5, 2003, in Santa Monica, California, have two children, Apple and Moses. EFE