‘I never would’ve wanted to get divorced’: Gwyneth Paltrow recalls Chris Martin split
Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up more about her divorce from singer Chris Martin.
During a Monday interview with Anna Farris on the “Anna Farris is Unqualified” podcast, Paltrow reflected on her 2014 split from Martin after spending 10 years together and having two children: Apple, 16, and Moses, 14.
“In a divorce, I’ve learned so much from something that I wanted least in the world,” Paltrow said. “Like, I never would’ve wanted to get divorced, I never would’ve wanted to not be married to the father of my kids, theoretically.”
Paltrow posted her break up with Martin almost seven years ago on her Goop website, calling the split a “conscious uncoupling.” Even though the Goop guru has since remarried and the Coldplay frontmanhas been linked to actress Dakota Johnson, the retired actress said in a cover story for Harper’s Bazaar they still have “the best of each other.”
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UC Santa Barbara: Gwyneth Paltrow, actress (Photo: Getty Images)
“We’ve learned how to communicate with each other. We love each other. We laugh. We have the best of each other. It’s really nice. It makes you feel like you don’t have to lose,” she said in the February 2020 cover story.
Paltrow on Monday said it was the accountability she took in her “uncoupling” from Martin that led her to her “amazing” current husband Brad Falchuk.
“I have learned more about myself through that process than I could’ve imagined and because I focused on accountability, I was then able to find the most amazing man and build something that I never had before with Brad, my husband.”
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The wellness advocate and Falchuk married in September 2018 and revealed their union on Instagram donning matching gold bands. They tied the knot in a discrete ceremony in the Hamptons.
Paltrow says initially she was “scared” of her relationship with Falchuk because of their different communication styles, but ultimately it has helped her grow.
“I was scared because he is a person who demands presence and intimacy and communication in a way that I just didn’t know how to, like I like to fight by shutting down,” Paltrow said.
She added: “(Brad) demands that I am honest with myself that is hard for me but really helps me grow.”
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