"But man, did we love our children", said the mother of Apple, 16, and Moses, 14. We were moved by the same qualities in music: "attractive chords, innovation, harmonies", said Paltrow. "Peter Gabriel, Chopin, Sigur Rós - though I listened for pleasure and he like he was studying for an exam". We were moved by the same qualities in music: handsome chords, innovation, harmonies", said Paltrow."We loved walking to and from Osteria Basilico through the park for pizza, especially on those British summer nights when the sun doesn't ever seem to set", she added.On calling their divorce a "conscious uncoupling" - a term introduced by author Katherine Woodward Thomas, the actress said: "I had never heard of the phrase "conscious uncoupling". We loved road trips to the New Forest or to the seaside. "We did not want to fail".
Paltrow said that she and Martin, who were married in 2003, committed to approaching their separation in this unique way, but elected to "put it to the test" a year before they publicly announced it and "introduced the phrase to the world". While the Avengers: Endgame star and the Coldplay singer have remained on good terms following the divorce and are co-parenting two children, Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, Gwyneth now opened up about her separation from the worldwide singer. "We didn't want to lose our family", she wrote.
"Conscious uncoupling lets us recognise those two different loves can coexist and nourish each other", Paltrow wrote. However, she added, "But man, did we love our children".
"The questions were both philosophical and tactical, seemed unfathomable, who sleeps where, how does bath time work, who do we say to the kids?"
Paltrow says that people have since come around to the term, writing: "Instead of people approaching me with, 'Why did you say that?,' they now approach me with, 'How do you do that?'"
"Almost without realising it, we had diverged".
Composing for British Vogue's September issue, Paltrow clarified how she understood, on her 38th birthday from the idyllic Tuscan countryside, so which her marriage into the Coldplay frontman had been finished. "I had never heard of the phrase 'conscious uncoupling".
"I was intrigued, less by the phrase, but by the sentiment", Paltrow said.
"The day came. With a plan in place, we published a newsletter on Goop, simply called "conscious uncoupling".
Gwyneth - who famously referred to her divorce as a "conscious uncoupling" - opened up about the term in the essay. "We didn't want to lose our family".
"The public's surprise gave way quickly to ire and derision", she said.
"I was already pretty tattered from what had been a tough year. Honestly, the level of the reaction found me bury my head in the sand darker than I had in my public life", she explained.