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Gwyneth Paltrow Wanted To Cover Up Split, But Chris Martin Insisted On Revealing News Publicly

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Apr. 10 2014, Published 10:37 a.m. ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow didn't want to publicly admit her marriage to Chris Martin had broken down, insisting they were still a happy couple, but the Coldplay rocker wanted no part of the charade, RadarOnline.com has learned.

“It was his idea to announce the split," a source told the NY Post. "They had drifted apart, and there was no chance they’d get back together, so he felt it was wrong to keep pretending."

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REVEALED: The Top 30 Secrets & Scandals Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Want You — Or ‘Vanity Fair’ To Know About

The Academy Award winner was very unhappy coming forward with the news -- she euphemistically called the separation "conscious uncoupling" on her blog in initially announcing it -- particularly just months after Vanity Fair begrudgingly softened a feature story on the starlet that purportedly revealed a fling she had with Miami hotelier Jeff Soffer while wed to the English rocker.

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Paltrow's yearning to muffle information that casts her in a bad light dovetails with recollections from Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, who compared the Country Strong beauty to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un after a tense discussion he had with the actress about the supposed "hit piece," which was eventually toned down.

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