Gwyneth Paltrow Says Her Conscious Uncoupling from Chris Martin ‘Broke the F*cking Internet’
Turns out, you don’t have to bare it all to do some damage to the World Wide Web.
Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow. On Tuesday (Nov. 10), the Oscar winning actress took part in a little Q&A with Katie Couric during the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City. Naturally, the conversation turned to the two words no one will ever forget about.
“If you look back at the time my husband and I were separating and the philosophy of conscious uncoupling, we broke the f*cking internet,” Gwyneth says of her split from Chris Martin.
“You look back, you think, well, this is actually kind of a good thing to talk about, introducing [the idea that] you could break up in a way where you remain a family, even if you’re not a couple… You look back and you think, I really am glad that happened because it opened a discussion in terms of how maybe there’s a gentler way to do something like that.”
Here are some other highlights from the discussion, which also included Goop CEO Lisa Gersh.
On those expensive and sometimes ridiculous items on Goop’s website:
“Sometimes we just like to have fun, and make fun ourselves and put on some ridiculous thing just to make ourselves laugh.”
On one of the new gift guides this year. It’s called “Ridiculous.”
“I think there’s a trip to space on there, and a hot air balloon or something.”
On vagina steaming and how the world reacted to her support of the practice:
“That kind of thing doesn’t bother me at all, especially when we’re talking about a healing modality that’s actually kind of great.”
On whether or not she has “un-Goop” moments:
“I have un-Goop moments all the time — but I don’t think it’s un-Goop. Like, I’m very forthcoming about my proclivity for martinis and a cigarette at a party once in a while, and French fries, and cheese.”
In related news, Goop also announced yesterday that it will soon be publishing books under the brand Goop Press (which is an imprint of Grand Central Publishing). Expect one Goop-brand book release per year, along with three “other books” written from Goop editors and contributors. First up: It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook written by the one and only Gwyneth Paltrow.
Launch the gallery, above, for more photos of Gwyneth at the Fast Company talk.