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Chris Martin "Bearing Up OK" After Gwyneth Paltrow Split

His brother Alex reveals "there is no animosity" when it comes to their break-up...

Chris Martin's family have opened up about his recent split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow, revealing that he is "bearing up OK" following the shock announcement.

As we previously reported, the Coldplay frontman and Paltrow confirmed they had separated after ten years of marriage on Tuesday (March 25), posting the news in a blog post on Gwynnie's Goop website titled 'Conscious Uncoupling'.

The statement read: "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.

"We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time."

They concluded: "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."

Addressing their break-up, Martin's younger brother Alex has since told The Mirror: "He’s bearing up OK. I love them both dearly, we all get on and there is no animosity. Me and my brother are very close.”

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Chris and Gwyneth are now thought to be enjoying a family holiday on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Reports claim the pair had battled for two years to save their marriage, with Paltrow also forced to deny cheating rumours, after she was linked to three men - including entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn.

However, in wake of the reports, her spokesman Stephen Huvane told US website Defamer that the rumours were “completely false”.  A rep for Kevin also said claims of an affair were “categorically untrue.”