Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Her ‘Concious Uncoupling’ From Chris Martin

Remember when a certain celebrity couple coined a fairly odd new term for getting a divorce?

Gwyneth Paltrow has said she hoped she could quieten the public’s reaction when she broke the news on her website Goop that she and Chris Martin were ‘conciously uncoupling’.

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The 43-year-old star has children Apple, 12, and Moses, 10, with the Coldplay frontman and said it was a ‘difficult’ time for them all, but the family weren’t prepared for the attention they received when she announced they were separating.

Speaking in a video blog for LinkedIn, she said: “It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included.

"We were both fragile. It was really tough. To me it felt like this is a quiet way to do this and it is contained.”

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But asked whether she’d use the site again to share details about her personal life, she admitted it was unlikely and said: “That is a good question. Not in the same way. It sort of wouldn’t be appropriate now. It is a much bigger business and I’m not sure it would be the right place to do something like that. I’m not sure. That’s a good question.

“At that time, Goop wasn’t the size that it is now, there were a lot less people. It was a very, very personal project for a long time and I wrote in the first person all the time, so it wasn’t like a break."Now if you read the content, it is not in the first person anymore. At the time, it was still very small and very personal.”

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