When a member from the audience asked Gwynnie what aspect of her life didn’t turn out the way she planned, the Iron Man star frankly responded:
“My marriage. I am from a tribe of people who stay married. My parents stayed married until my dad died. I really don’t come from a culture of divorce at all, and I had very high hopes for what my life could be.”
GP and Chris “consciously uncoupled” over a year ago and have two children together, Moses, 9, and Apple, 11.
Paltrow’s parents, filmmaker Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, wed in 1969 and were married until 2002 when her father passed away from cancer.
It was difficult for the Gwyneth and Chris to say goodbye to over a decade of marriage, especially when their two kiddos were involved:
“I think that it was very difficult for me that I couldn’t do that and that I wasn’t able to be married to the father of my children for the rest of my life. It was very challenging for me in terms of having to re-assess what that said about me, ideas that I had about that kind of failure.”
Fortunately, they’ve been able to remain close and spend time together as a family — for the kid’s sake:
“Luckily my ex-husband is an incredibly good ex-husband and an amazing dad.”
Sounds like they are handling the situation the best way possible!
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