Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have maintained their friendship after their split while co-parenting their children.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s marriage ended in divorce, but they keep their friendship. The Iron Man star doesn’t believe that divorce should end a couple’s relationship, especially if there are kids involved.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s friendship
There is no bad blood between exes Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Their marriage ended in divorce, but their friendship continues. Both are committed to being on friendly terms for the best welfare of their kids.
Us Weekly collected some photos of the couple and their previous statements from various interviews showing their tight bond even after their split.
“Family structure can be reinvented and divorce doesn’t have to be devastating,” she told Evening Standard in 2019.
“It doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with somebody. I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids. But our relationship is much better like this: friends and coparents and family.”
According to the outlet, the exes support each other’s relationship. In fact, it was Paltrow who pushed Martin to reconcile with Dakota Johnson after their split in June 2019.
“Gwyneth is happy if Chris is happy,” one insider said.
“She only wants the best for him.”
While many exes avoid each other, Paltrow and Martin don’t, in fact, Paltrow invited her ex-husband and his girlfriend on her honeymoon to the Maldives with Brad Falchuk in December 2018. The foursome also vacationed together in the Hamptons in August 2019.
When did their marriage end
In an essay she penned for British Vogue’s September 2020 issue, Gwyneth Paltrow revisited her marriage with Chris Martin. She couldn’t recall when exactly it happened but she just realized that their romance was fading.
“But I knew — despite long walks and longer lie-ins, big glasses of Barolo and hands held — my marriage was over,” she wrote in British Vogue.
Paltrow didn’t want a divorce
Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t want a divorce and she didn’t expect it. She admitted that she didn’t grow up around a lot of divorce, so when she went through it, it was “bitter, acrimonious, unending.”
“With all my heart, I did not want that,” she wrote.
In a previous interview, Paltrow said they worked hard to make things work. Some of it they worked together, sometimes they worked separately. Then, they came up to the conclusion that while they love each other very much, they are better off separated.
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