It's totally normal to see your ex as a sibling, right?
According to Gwyneth Paltrow, it's very chic to love your ex-husband like a "brother", even if you have two kids and twelve years worth of sexy times together. The actress recently made the comparison while talking to Red Magazine about her split from Chris Martin and their evolution from lovers to successful coparents.
Related: Chris Gets Romantic With Heather Graham!
Yep, hold on to your hats, people! This conscious uncoupling manifesto is about to get inneresting!
Elaborating on their unique relationship, Paltrow revealed:
"I think that I'm very lucky in that I have such a willing partner in agreeing with, and teaching me, as much as I taught him. And bringing to me, as much as I brought to him, ideas about how to do it in a really gentle way, so it would be really gentle for Chris and myself because we loved each other very much and we still do love each other and we have these two beautiful children together And I thought, I wonder if there's a way where we don't have to do that to our kids and we can just carry on having family dinners."
Well, we're glad these two can still get along! There's too many tense relationships in Hollywood these days!
As for how C.M. transitioned from husband to "brother," the GOOP founder explained:
"We had broken up a year before we announced it, so we would have this time to work through everything. But it's also almost about having to press the ‘override' button whenever you feel angry or jealous or whatever, broken-hearted. You have to press the button - I'm going back to the baseline of I love this person, he's the father of my children, he's a wonderful man. I'm just going to put my shit aside for right now.It really has not been easy for me at times, I'm sure it's not been easy for him. But when we said we're going to put the children first, we meant it. If you want to put your children first then why are you slagging your husband off in front of them? So we really tried [and] that meant I'm gonna check my shit at the door, and I'm going to focus on all the reasons that I love you, that you're like my brother and my family forever and we'll deal with that stuff another time. It's not always easy, but it's just the way we wanted to try to do it. I have to say it wasn't the outcome we were hoping for, but it was our outcome and we've really done the best that we can."
Hey, whatever works! We just wonder if G.P. plans to double date with Chris now that she's coupled up with Brad Falchuk and he's reportedly romancing Heather Graham.
So, what do YOU think about Gwyn's comments?
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