Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she’s “pretty” friends with all of her exes
Gwyneth Paltrow seems content with her past love partners who didn’t work out.
The Goop founder opened up about her past relationships on her Instagram Story on Friday while answering some questions from her fans during a Q&A session.
After a fan asked the Oscar winner if she’s still friends with one of her former partners, Paltrow said “quite much.”
“I really believe in conscious decoupling,” the 50-year-old explained, according to Yahoo. “When you spend meaningful time with someone, it’s nice when a friendship develops out of it. I don’t ever want to have bad blood with anyone (if I can help it.)”
The now-popular term “conscious decoupling” was coined in 2009 by licensed marriage and family therapist and author Katherine Woodward Thomas.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe alum first used the phrase when she announced her split from ex-husband Chris Martin in a heartfelt personal essay for Vogue.
Paltrow and Martin married in 2003 and share two children, Apple, now 18, and Moses, now 16. She said she discovered the term “conscious uncoupling” during their separation before their final divorce in 2016.
The lifestyle guru, who said she suffered a “brutal” backlash during a 2019 podcast episode of Armchair Expert while in office, also shared that the phrase was a “way around it.” [the pain of divorce] and go straight to the point where we are friends and remember what we loved about each other and constantly acknowledge that together we created these incredible people.
Paltrow tied the knot with producer and “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk in 2018 and has previously been romantically linked to several Hollywood stars, including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Luke Wilson.
In October, the star opened up in an interview with Entertainment Tonight how her husband feels about her friendships with her exes, including her recent rekindling of her bond with Pitt, who she dated in the ’90s and got engaged in 1996 before calling it out ends later this year.
Calling Falchuk the “least judgmental” and the “safest man in our relationship,” Paltrow shared that she believes her husband “respects” their friendships.
“Probably one of the things that [Falchuk] What I like about myself is that I believe in conscious decoupling, whether you’re decoupling from a co-worker, a spouse or a friend, I genuinely believe that once you’ve invested in someone you have to amputate — and of course there is exceptions to this relationship [shows that] maybe then you’re not allowing the whole lesson to fully reveal itself and the healing to happen,” she said. “Even though it can be uncomfortable at times, I find it nice to work through it and reconnect with the value that person brought to your life.”