"Even though we're not in a romantic relationship, we're a true family," Paltrow says
Although Gwyneth Paltrow‘s professional priorities have shifted, her focus on family has not.
“We’re a family,” she says, “Even though we’re not in a romantic relationship, we’re a true family and we like to do things to reinforce that we’re a family for the children and for each other.”
She adds: “He’s like my brother. I’m very close to him.”
The family’s latest high-profile outing?
“It’s pretty incredible,” Paltrow tells Lauer. “It’s also a little weird that [the kids]’ first football game is that. They were so proud of him and it was such a gorgeous performance and very uplifting.”
Paltrow and Martin consciously uncoupled in 2014, which she says caused an unanticipated media frenzy.
“I unwittingly created a whole sort of hoopla with my choice of words,” the 43-year-old explains. “It wasn’t my words actually – I was sort of following a theory but it was a very intense time for our family and emotions were very high and deep and all over the place, so I just tried to keep to myself as much as possible.”
The couple have yet to officially divorce.
Meanwhile, Paltrow – whose last onscreen gig was early last year – says she will probably return to acting at some point, but right now Goop is her “24/7 focus.”
“It’s been a very steep learning curve,” she says. “It’s very challenging. It’s very exciting.”