If you thought "conscious uncoupling" didn't really make sense at first, just wait until you hear Gwyneth Paltrow's current feelings toward her ex husband, Chris Martin.
The actress and entrepreneur opened up to Glamour's March issue about how she and the Coldplay lead singer are managing to raise their two kids together.
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She admitted to the glossy:
"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."
Gwyn, who married Chris back in 2003, continued:
"Well, if you have children together, number one is a dedication to what's best for the kids. We put a lot of thought into how to do it so that the damage would be minimized."
And the couple have spent almost the past two years working that out, as she explained:
"We spend a lot of time together. He's been away for two weeks [promoting his album]. Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So…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. We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. He's like my brother."
Yes, Gwyneth did just compare to her ex lover to being like a sibling.
Guess their relationship really has changed over the past couple years.
For now, the 43-year-old seems happy with her new beau Brad Falchuk. While she didn't go into detail about their relationship, the Iron Man starlet did share:
"I've always been very independent. Even in relationships, I'm focused on the quality of my life and not enmeshing myself so much with somebody else's experience. But I think there's incredible value in being married."
But whether or not she would get remarried, she dished:
"I don't know. I guess so. I mean, I believe in marriage. But I'm not even divorced yet! So give me a minute."
LOLz! Read on for more HIGHlights from her telling interview (below)…
On what she worries about when it comes to her kids: "Right now [knocks on table] they're in a really good space. They're smart, they're funny, they have pretty good heads on their shoulders. We'll see what difficulties come with adolescence and what careers they want. Unfortunately, I think they're both gonna be drawn to perform. They're naturals—they sing, act, play guitar, do stand-up—it's brimming out of them. So I feel like my mother. Whenever I said I wanted to be an actress, she said, "Oh no, don't. You're too smart to be an actress. Do something else!"
On having a strong relationship with her girlfriends: " If you were to ask me what my biggest success is, it's that
I've been able to maintain and nourish my relationships. As you get older, you choose friends based on not only what feels resonant and warm but if they're bringing something to your life. My women friends are incredibly intelligent. There's no posturing, no competition. Especially in Los Angeles, I see pockets of friends who are very competitive, and I think, What is the point? I would rather be alone in bed with a book than have a girlfriend who is like that."
On being pitted against her women peers: "I think it's appalling. And the worst part of it is how [critics] try to pit us against each other. The energy could not be more opposite. We help each other; we consult each other…. It's so incredibly sexist. But I think we're in the midst of creating a new archetype of a woman, and we're gonna get there. And I've never minded pushing anything along, taking some slings and arrows. Our daughters will look at us and be like, 'Oh, so you get to work and be a mommy and wear beautiful lipstick.' I mean, when they have a hole in their uniform, I sew it. I make the food; I bathe them. And I'm a sexual being and a powerful woman and entrepreneur. I'm all of those things. We now realize that we have permission to be everything."
On dealing with negative energy: "Sometimes I'll get annoyed if someone's like, 'Goop is so expensive.' I'm like, 'Have you looked at the website? Have you seen the range of price points? 'Cause we sell things that are $8.' I'm like, 'If you want to f*ck with me, bring your A-game. At least have all your information.' Once in a while, if I'm exhausted and overwhelmed, I'll be like, 'Ugh, that bugs me,' or, 'That hurt my feelings.' But very rarely. I don't lose sleep over it. It's my business to live my life and learn my lessons. I don't care what anybody else thinks."
If there's one thing we learned from this interview it's that Gwyneth just don't give a f*ck!
Go ch-ch-check out her March spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Glamour Magazine.]
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