Chris Martin's comment on split revealed as Gwyneth goes back on promotional trail

Gwyneth Paltrow's estranged husband Chris Martin doesn't want to make a big issue of the couple's split – as dealing with it makes him no different from anyone else who has had to cope with stressful situations in their life.

“Everyone through their lives goes through challenges, whether it’s love, money or kids or illness,” the musician revealed during a Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe that airs on Monday. News of Chris' comment came as Gwyneth attended her first public event since the couple announced the end of their ten-year marriage.

Chris, pictured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony last week says his split makes him no different from anyone else who "faces challenges in life".

Gwyneth was in Hong Kong to promote her website Goop. According to local media, she wore a huge diamond ring on her right hand but there was no sign of her wedding band.

The mum-of-two declined to answer questions about the end of her marriage but described her life as "quiet and domestic" when responding to a question about Goop.

She also said that reports her website is over a million dollars in debt were wide of the mark, saying: Those numbers are based on filings from a couple of years ago, so you shouldn't believe everything you read.

"We're on the [verge] of a lot of changes at the website right now and we have some really exciting announcements coming up."

Meanwhile Gwyneth posted this picture of herself attending a promotional event in Hong Kong -her first public appearance since announcing the end of the couple's marriage.

The actress, who posted a black and white picture of herself standing next to a billboard at the event, confirmed the couple's split in March on Goop in a joint statement entitled "conscious uncoupling".

It 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."

The pair had been together for ten years and have two children together, Apple and Moses.

The announcement came as they spent time together as a family in the Bahamas. It is reportedly where they told their children of the split.