Last night on etalk we counted down the Top 10 gossip stories of the year, as many other programs and outlets are doing right now. How can you have a list without Conscious Uncoupling?

Gwyneth’s breakup gave us a new expression, an expression everyone used, as a joke, mostly, but still… when you add a phrase to pop culture vocabulary, it’s a thing.

Oh, and the behaviour too.

Check out Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy after breakfast with their son in LA, all happily consciously uncoupled even though she may or may not be hooking up with, ew, Derek Hough. Now you’re going to start yelling at me about how people have been consciously uncoupling forever and why should G get credit for that?

Please. She takes credit for everything.