Gwyneth Paltrow speaks about famously confusing ‘conscious uncoupling’ comment from 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow has made a surprising reference to her “conscious uncoupling” comment from 2014, which she and ex-Chris Martin used at the time to explain their decision to split.
Posting to her Instagram Stories, Paltrow referenced the comment, as she replied to a fan’s question asking if she was still friends with any of her exes.
“Pretty much,” she wrote. “I really believe in conscious uncoupling. When you spend meaningful time with someone, it’s nice to have it morph into friendship.”
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She continued, “I don’t want to have bad blood with anyone, ever (if I can help it).”
Back in March 2014, Paltrow and Martin released a now-famous statement via Paltrow’s Goop website, wherein they called their decision to split a “conscious uncoupling”.
It was a comment that, at the time, confused the world.
“We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us,” the statement began at the time.
In 2014, Martin and Paltrow had been married for 11 years, having married in a secret ceremony in 2003. They were also parents to daughter Apple and son Moses.
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“We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been,” the statement continued before adding the famous line.
“We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.”
On the same day, Goop released an explanation of what “conscious uncoupling” actually is.
“For our purposes, conscious uncoupling is the ability to understand that every irritation and argument within a relationship was a signal to look inside ourselves and identify a negative internal object that needed healing,” the article explained.
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“Because present events always trigger pain from a past event, it’s never the current situation that needs the real fixing. It’s just the echo of an older emotional injury,” it added.
Nevertheless, it seems Paltrow’s recent statement rings true.
The actress and business mogul has proved even this year alone, that she is on great terms with a number of her famous exes, including Brad Pitt, Chris Martin and Ben Affleck.
This month, Paltrow went so far as to feature Brad Pitt in her Goop Christmas gift guides advertisement. The pair famously dated in the ’90s, having met while filming the horror movie Seven in 1994. They famously got engaged in 1996.
In June this year, Pitt featured in a conversation with Paltrow for Goop, where they even confessed their “love” for each other.
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