Wanted to turn my di­vorce into a pos­i­tive: Gwyneth

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Os­car win­ning ac­tor Gwyneth Pal­trow

(above) says that her split from Cold­play front­man Chris Martin was in­cred­i­bly painful, but she wanted to turn her di­vorce into some­thing pos­i­tive.

She said, “What if I didn't blame the other per­son for any­thing, and held my­self 100 per cent ac­count­able? What if I checked my own s*** at the door and put my chil­dren first? And re­minded my­self about the things about my ex-hus­band that I love, and fos­tered the friend­ship?”

The ac­tor added, “What I put my­self through to get there, was the most dif­fi­cult thing I've ever done in my life.”

The cou­ple, who split in 2014 and di­vorced in 2016, share two chil­dren. Pal­trow and Martin made head­lines with their choice of the phrase “con­sciously un­cou­pling”. Talk­ing about coin­ing the term, she said: “Peo­ple are com­ing around. I know it's a dorky term, but it's very worth­while.” Pal­trow takes neg­a­tive feed­back in her stride. “Once you get over the idea that you need ex­ter­nal re­in­force­ment to feel good, life opens up in an in­cred­i­ble way.”


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