Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-husband, Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin is still in very good terms despite their separation. The duo who parted ways in 2014 but has always remained as good companion and she still believes she and her ex-husband Chris Martin were "always meant to be together". In an interview with Evening Standard, the 46-year-old actress opened up about her bond with the Coldplay frontman — with whom she famously agreed to “consciously uncouple” after 10 years of marriage.
"Family structure can be reinvented and divorce doesn't have to be devastating. It doesn't have to be the end of your relationship with somebody," Paltrow said.
Chris and Paltrow have remained close friends since their split, co-parenting daughter Apple, 14, and son Moses, 12 said she used the term "conscious uncoupling" to announce her divorce because it means to end "that romantic part while remaining a family" while also stating that the word ‘divorce’ is brutal.
"I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids. But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family," she added.
"I think we've managed to really stay a family. (Chris) is a very close friend; I see him every day, I talk to him every day. And it was very difficult, but I think you see in the children that they got through it, so I am proud of us, I really am. We kept to our commitment that we would put the children first," she added.
Paltrow also revealed that before they publicly announced their divorce, they had been separated for a year.
"We kept it very quiet, and in that time I asked adult friends with divorced parents what they remembered. There was this resounding theme: 'It was really hard because for the first two years my parents didn't speak.' 'It was awful for a while,' or 'My parents hated each other'.
"And I thought, 'I would really love to skip that part.' Those kids felt they were constantly betraying one parent by being with the other," the actor said.
Both Chris and Paltrow have meanwhile both moved on to new relationships. Paltrow, 46, tied the knot to producer Falcuk, 47, in September while Martin is currently dating Fifty Shades of Grey star, Dakota Johnson.