This "conscious uncoupling" is getting uglier and uglier, but could it have all been avoided??!
If Gwyneth Paltrow had her way, then absolutely!
“It was his idea to announce the split. They had drifted apart, and there was no chance they’d get back together, so he felt it was wrong to keep pretending.”
That would explain why it took them so long to finally call it quits considering there has been trouble in paradise for quite some time.
If that was indeed the case, then we're super happy Chris finally insisted that they part ways.
Make-believe might work for Gwyn in the movies, but that is no way to live in real life!