Gwyneth Paltrow on Staying Close with Chris Martin Post-Split: We're 'Not a Couple, but We're Still a Family'
The actress, 43, stopped by LIVE with Michael and Kelly on Wednesday to talk about her new cookbook, It’s All Easy, but during the interview, Michael Strahan – as a divorced parent, himself – couldn’t help but to compliment her on how she and ex-husband Martin, 39, maintain a friendly relationship for the sake of their two children, Apple, 11, and Moses, 10.
“I think it’s hard,” Paltrow admitted to Strahan and his cohost, Kelly Ripa. “I think in divorce there’s always pain and hurt and a sense of loss and grief, and it’s hard to really let go and put that aside and still maintain a family, which is what we’re trying to do for the sake of the children, genuinely so.”
She continued of her consciously uncoupling situation: “We can all be together and go through life together, and Chris and I are not a couple, but we’re still a family.”
The pair announced their split in 2014 after nearly 10 years of marriage.
“It’s like we are still a family, but not a couple,” the actress recently told Marie Claire Australia. “I think we are better as friends than we were [married]. We are very close and supportive of one another.”
She continued of their close friendship, “It hasn’t always been easy for us because you have good days and bad days as you do in life with anything, but I feel lucky because Chris has been willing to push himself for the sake of the kids and help me co-create this new family.”
All while co-parenting, the two have happily moved on to new romantic relationships. The actress has been dating Glee and Scream Queens co-creator Brad Falchuk, and Martin has been linked to actress Annabelle Wallis.
“I don’t want to say too much, but I will say you just never know what is going to happen, what people are you going to meet, what amazing lessons you are going to learn,” she said. “I think marriage is a really beautiful and noble institution, but it is not like I am holding a goal of getting remarried.”