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We gotta hand it to Gwyneth Paltrow — she did her divorce right

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

If Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin's divorce says anything, conscious uncoupling may be the way to go

Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin are legally dunzo — the couple has finalized their divorce settlement.

After a year-long separation, Paltrow and Martin have finalized their divorce and agreed to a financial settlement with both waiving their right to spousal support.

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Twelve years after they first wed in a private civil ceremony in the U.K., the couple seems almost closer than they were during their marriage. They spend nights at each other's homes while spending time with their two children and frequently vacation together.

"And isn't that the ideal?" she told Glamour in February. "Well, the ideal is to stay married. But if you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore — what is this new family and who am I in it? And Chris is a great ex-husband 'cause he's a very, very willing partner in how to do that. We're constantly putting aside our own stuff and trying to reimagine something that we don't personally have an example for.

"We're not living together, but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We'll have a weekend all together; holidays, we're together," she continued. "We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. He's like my brother."

Since their split, Paltrow has moved on with director and producer Brad Falchuk, and Martin has been tied to British actress Annabelle Wallis and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Interestingly, the finalization comes after Martin was deemed unresponsive to Paltrow's divorce petition. According to TMZ, this was actually a calculated move to avoid press attention every time a new piece of paperwork was filed.

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