— and introduced us to the phrase "conscious uncoupling." Apparently, their approach to divorce really works as they continue to be the friendliest of exes.
The 42-year-old actress and Coldplay rocker, 38, were photographed on vacation together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with their kids Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, for Spring Break. Gwyneth showed off her trim physique in a little Marysia black bikini and seemed at ease hanging with her ex-husband of 10 years on the beach.
Ever since announcing their split last March, Chris and Gwyneth have held true to their vow to "always be a family." Just one week after news of their split hit, they were photographed together in the Bahamas, seemingly as happy as ever. One year later, not much has changed.
While the Goop maven and Coldplay frontman make breaking up look easy to do, Paltrow admitted in January conscious uncoupling still takes work.
"The idea is you try to [separate] with minimal acrimony. You say, 'Look, we're a family. We have kids. We're always gonna be a family, and let's try to find all the positives in our relationship, all the things that brought us together and the friendship,'" Paltrow said in a very revealing interview with Howard Stern. "And we actually have a really strong friendship, we laugh, we have fun. There are times when it's really difficult and things happen and... I'm sure he doesn't want to hang out with me and I don't want to hang out with him, but for the sake of the kids you do it, but you also don't do it all tense. You really say, 'I really want to find my love for you. I want to forgive you and I want you to forgive me and lets have some fun as a family.'"
Fortunately, Gwyneth and Chris's closeness doesn't appear to have hindered their new romantic relationships.
Martin has been on and off with Jennifer Lawrence, 24, since August, although there have been conflicting reports as to how the Hunger Games star really feels about his relationship with Gwynnie.
But don't think Paltrow has been standing on the dating sidelines, plotting J.Law's demise. She has stealthily been seeing Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk.
Falchuk, 44, was spotted holding hands with Paltrow at the Mortdecai afterparty in January. It's known around town that these two are together, they just aren't publicly open about their relationship.
So the real question is… who will debut their significant other first?