Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Sang "Cruisin'" Duet at Benefit Weeks Before Split Announcement

Celebrity News Mar. 26, 2014 AT 9:15AM
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin at a gala on Jan. 11, 2014 Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

She is an Oscar-winning actress, after all. Gwyneth Paltrow kept up appearances brilliantly with husband Chris Martin less than three weeks before their shocking split announcement -- taking the stage with the Coldplay rocker, 37, to sing a now-bittersweet duet during a March 8 benefit concert. After Martin had agreed to sing at House of Blues Los Angeles to help raise funds for their kids' school, the John Thomas Dye School, his wife of 11 years and mother to kids Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, volunteered her own vocal talents for the high-profile Hollywood parents event.

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"She called the event chair to say she'd like to sing with Chris," a source tells Us Weekly. Paltrow, 41, selected the tune herself: "Cruisin'," her song with Huey Lewis in the 2000 flick Duets, which was directed by her late father, Bruce Paltrow.

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But last night, Wednesday March 25, Paltrow revealed via her GOOP website/newsletter that it was all over. "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," the Iron Man 3 star said.

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But in the name of amicability, it seems, the pair aren't physically separate at the moment: As Us  revealed hours after the breakup announcement, Paltrow and Martin are currently in the Bahamas with Apple and Moses.

"We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been," Paltrow's statement added.

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