Photos: Where Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Could Live After Their 'Conscious Uncoupling'
Since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split after a 10-year marriage in a post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling" on Paltrow's website GOOP, we were left with all sorts of questions—one of them being just how the couple plans to "uncouple" their real estate and decide where to live.
The pair, reportedly worth a total of $280 million together, has quite the real estate portfolio with homes in London, the Hamptons in New York and some palatial estates out here in Los Angeles, primarily in Brentwood and Malibu.
The couple hasn't said anything about where they plan to live or how the homes will be split up (or sold off). However, there have been reports (and speculation!) about how the two plan to split up and care for their two children Apple and Moses.
In that GOOP post, the couple said they plan to "coparent" as they "uncouple" but they didn't offer any more specifics. But Radar reports that the two plan to live and do their parenting in different countries. While Martin is going back to live in his native England, Paltrow will stay back in Los Angeles with their children while Martin travels back and forth to visit. However, one source told Radar that he plans on bringing his kids to live in England after this school term is over. The family had been living in London for most of their marriage but they made the trek to L.A. just last summer to live in Brentwood, mostly. One source said that Martin was miserable in L.A. and wanted to be back with his bandmates in London.
It's not clear if Martin will live in the London home they shared over the years. There were reports in February that the two were trying to sell off their 33-room mansion since they hardly spent any time there anymore, according to the Daily Mail. A source said the two had been looking for a smaller place in London before the break-up.
"He hasn’t been happy living in Los Angeles because Chris just isn’t into the Hollywood scene," a source told RadarOnline.com. "Since moving to LA, Chris has been away from the band, and he has essentially put his career on the back burner."
In addition, the Mirror reported that the two had been working on different continents with their busy schedules already. Martin was often stuck at the recording studio and on tour, and he also signed up as a mentor on The Voice. Work might bring him back to L.A. but it sounds like he'd rather stick to the East Coast. A source told RadarOnline.com that Martin once said he would rather stay in the Hamptons than L.A. We wouldn't blame him for loving this ritzy $5.4 million mansion that was so luxurious that Home & Garden featured the place in their 2007 issue.
But the couple has quite a bit of real estate here in Southern California. The couple previously bought a $9.95 million mansion in Brentwood designed by Windsor Smith back in June 2012. This is where they've been raising their children since they arrived in L.A.
The GOOP post makes it sound as though their marriage has been on the rocks the better part of the last year, but the couple just purchased a home in Malibu last month. (Celebrities are NOT just like us: they buy expensive property together just as their relationships are crumbling!) The Malibu home's masculine style led TMZ to speculate that Martin could be planning to live there post break-up. The $14 million estate with a 3,650-square-feet house was designed by world-famous architect John Lautner, according to the L.A. Times. The home, which looks more like a resort, is surrounded by tropical plants and has a tennis court, swimming pool and yoga studio. If he gets the spot, it might make up for the fact that his wife nixed his plans to buy another Brentwood home for his Coldplay bandmates last year, according to TMZ.
The couple also has a place out in Mandeville Canyon: a sweet 7,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and a whopping eight bathrooms. (It's a well-known fact that rich people require more toilets.)
And the couple may have another piece of property out in Santa Monica that RedFin.com says was purchased under a similarly named trust Paltrow used to buy other homes. It's some smaller digs at 1,396 square feet with two bedroom and two bathrooms.
There's a lot of money and real estate at stake in this case (to say nothing of the children), but so far it looks like the split is amicable: the N.Y. Daily News reported the two were hanging out in the Bahamas with their kids after the GOOP announcement.