“You’re ending a marriage, but you’re still in a family. That’s how it will be forever,” the Goop creator dished to Drew Barrymore on Tuesday, September 22. “Some days it’s not as good as it looks. We also have good days and bad days, but I think it’s driving towards the same purpose of unity and love and what’s best for [our kids].”
The controversial businesswoman said that she and the Coldplay frontman — who decided to separate after over 10 years of marriage — are “committed to putting” their kids first and explained “that’s harder than it looks because some days you really don’t want to be with the person that you are getting divorced from.
“But if you’re committed to having family dinner then you do it. You take a deep breath, and you look the person in the eye, and you remember your pact, and you smile, and you hug and you recommit to this new relationship that you are trying to foster.”
The 47-year-old actress went on to say that she and the English singer, 43, are “trying [their] best,” while raising daughter Apple, 16, and son Moses, 14; the Oscar winner noted that “my divorce and my relationship with Chris now is better than our marriage was.”
“You have to know that every relationship is 50/50,” the Emma actress noted, while adding she had to have “radical accountability” to reach the place the former couple is at now. “No matter what you think, how you think you were wronged, or how bad you perceive the other person’s actions or whatever the case may be. If you are brave enough to take responsibility for your half and really look at your own garbage and your own trauma and how it’s presenting in the world and in your relationship, then there really is somewhere to go and something to learn.”
The Golden Globe winner and record producer decided to “consciously uncouple” in 2014. The Grammy winner has happily moved on with Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson, 30, and the Clean Plate author tied the knot with Brad Falchuk, 49, during a private ceremony in September 2018. The Glee co-creator shares two children — Isabella and Brody — with his former wife, whom he divorced in 2013. Paltrow and Falchuk began dating in 2014 after initially meeting on the Glee set in 2010.
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