By People Staff
April 21, 2014 12:00 PM

GWYNETH PALTROW

“Thanks to Gwyneth and Chris for being true to themselves”

Susan Kinne

Los Altos, Calif.

I have total respect for them. I think they tried very hard to make things work and are being very adult in handling their separation. I don’t get why people seem to hate Gwyneth so much. I think she’s smart, beautiful and a great role model for women in general.

Heather via PEOPLE.com

Going through a divorce, or “conscious uncoupling,” or whatever you choose to call it, is hard enough. To have it splashed on the cover of your magazine is really despicable. This is a very private matter, and these people deserve some privacy. Shame on you for making this your cover.

Kristin Howard via e-mail

While ending a marriage, especially with children involved, is always sad, did this “conscious uncoupling” need to be eight pages, including a letter from the editor and the cover? A comment in your Passages section would have sufficed.

Marsha Borge

Oakley, Calif.

HEROES AMONG US

Thank God for Ara and Robert Hunt! It’s so wonderful of them to adopt and then take in their daughter’s brother as well. He should be proud to be a part of the family. I loved the touching story.

Erika Antidormi

Kissimmee, Fla.

PASSAGES

I am appalled that Josh Elliot wanted $10 million to stay with ABC. The greed of so many newspeople! They report so often on the poor and needy, but they expect to get millions for what they do.

Doris Greer

Boone, N.C.

AMAZING TEEN SCIENTISTS

This should have been your cover story. This is when the word “amazing” really applies. What these young people are doing is so wonderful and encouraging. Congratulations to them and their parents. It is much more important and interesting than any celebrity.

Anne Loftus via e-mail

I was so impressed by the Whiz Kids article that I had to write a letter before I finished the whole magazine. It is inspiring to see so many young people who are tackling the current challenges that our world is facing. It gives me hope for our future. I only pray that their inventions become affordable.

Zondra Eller

Flint, Mich.

KILLED IN CAPTIVITY

Your story on the animals in the Copenhagen Zoo left me in total shock and disbelief. I was absolutely heartbroken. I can’t believe there were no other options for these beautiful animals.

Melissa Romano

Huntersville, N.C.

Has the Danish zoo not heard of animal sanctuaries? I shared the article with friends who were equally outraged. These were young and vibrant animals.

R.P. Raymond via e-mail

People

UPDATE

The Oscar Pistorius Trial

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 27, took the stand at his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 7 and apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, the girlfriend he is accused of shooting in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013. “I can’t imagine the pain and emptiness and sorrow that I’ve caused,” he testified, at times so quietly the judge had to ask him to speak up. “I was simply trying to protect Reeva. I can promise you that when she went to bed that night, she felt loved.” The Olympic sprinter, portrayed by prosecutors as a jealous boyfriend obsessed with guns, has pleaded not guilty. He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder in the death of Steenkamp.

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