Gwyneth Paltrow Embraces Her Ex Chris Martin's Mom & New Mother-in-Law: 'Focus on the Wonderful'
Gwyneth Paltrow shared an Instagram post expressing "gratitude" for the women in her life
On Friday, the Goop CEO posted an Instagram in honor of the special day. In the sweet snap, Paltrow poses alongside her new mother-in-law, husband Brad Falchuk‘s mom Nancy, and her first mother-in-law, ex-husband Chris Martin‘s mom Alison.
“The beauty on my left is my mother in law, #nancyfalchuk,” Paltrow, 46, wrote. “The beauty on my right is my first mother in law #alisonmartin.”
“On international women’s day, I want to express my gratitude for all of the women in my life. I love the women in my life! You are nurturers, powerhouses, brainiacs, sisters, comedians all in one. When we are sisters to each other, miracles happen,” the actress continued.
Paltrow had a candid response when a woman who identified herself as a social worker in Canada commented on her Friday post, asking how Paltrow maintains healthy relationships with Martin, 42, and his family.
“I try to focus on the wonderful, and the positive,” Paltrow responded. “I try to let go of anger. And have relentless accountability. I fail a lot but sometimes I get somewhere really interesting.”
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Martin — who is now dating actress Dakota Johnson, 29 — has remained close friends with Paltrow, and the former couple is known for their modern family arrangement. Since their split, the two have celebrated holidays together, and Martin even went on Paltrow and Falchuk’s honeymoon alongside the pair and family friends.
“We just took our honeymoon in the Maldives and we had a big family honeymoon over Christmas,” Paltrow revealed on Live with Kelly and Ryan in January.
She continued, “So, my new husband and his children, my children, my ex-husband, our best family friends [all went]. It was a very modern honeymoon.”
Falchuk, 48, and Paltrow married in the Hamptons in late September 2018 in an intimate ceremony at Paltrow’s house, where friends and family celebrated their love. The actress confirmed the news with a romantic shot of the two showing off their wedding bands on Instagram the day after the ceremony.
“Family structure can be reinvented and divorce doesn’t have to be devastating,” Paltrow told the outlet. “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,” Paltrow continued. “But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family.”