Wanted to turn my divorce into a positive: Gwyneth
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.”