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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Ex-Husband Chris Martin Is ‘Really Like My Brother’

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Feb. 1 2018, Updated 6:32 p.m. ET

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From exes to siblings! Gwyneth Paltrow may have just changed the entire divorce game after revealing the secret to her unconventional (but totally awesome) relationship with her ex-husband Chris Martin. While most divorced couples are usually focused on maintaining an amicable relationship with their exes, the actress, 45, and Coldplay frontman, 40, have taken a somewhat alternate route to “maintain their family.”

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While on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night, Gwyneth, who recently announced her engagement to Brad Falchuk, discussed the current status of her relationship with her ex, Chris.

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“He’s really like my brother, we’re very familial,” she told Stephen. “It’s nice, it’s great.”

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The couple, who share two children – daughter, Apple, 13, and son, Moses, 11 – split in March 2014 after 10 years of marriage, finalizing their divorce in April 2015. While the two have a “wonderful relationship” now, Gwyneth admitted that they fought hard to get to this place for their kids.

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“Divorce is terrible, it was very painful, it was really hard,” she said. “We really genuinely wanted our kids to be as unscathed as possible…We thought if we could really maintain the family even though we weren’t a couple that was kind of the goal so that’s what we’ve tried to do.”

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But don't get their close bond confused with romantic ties. The two have very much so moved on romantically.

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On Saturday, Gwyneth finally debuted her massive engagement ring on the red carpet at the Producers Guild Awards, weeks after she and her fiancé Brad confirmed the news. Meanwhile, Chris was recently snapped getting cozy with Fifty Shades actress, Dakota Johnson.

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What do you think about Gwyneth and Chris’ “familial” relationship? Sound off in the comments!

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