Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Goop Joining Snapchat, Remaining Close with Ex Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow, who is in France right now promoting her lifestyle brand goop at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, opened up about her and ex-husband Chris Martin’s decision to “consciously uncouple” back in March 2014 and how they still have such a strong relationship without being romantic with one another.
She explained in an interview with BBC News’ “HARDTalk”: “It was a difficult time in our lives. We didn’t know that the ‘conscious uncoupling’ phrase was going to inspire so much conversation. At the time people said, these people are crazy and it’s true, but over time now I hear people saying thank you for showing there is another way.”
Although she didn’t coin the term “conscious uncoupling,” she says she’s very proud of it and how her relationship with Martin has evolved for the sake of their family (they share two kids, Moses, 10, and Apple, 12): “You can remain a family even though you are not a couple and make it a less traumatic experience for the children. It wasn’t my phrase, but I’m very proud of it.”
Paltrow further talked about the pain of her divorce, explaining, “As anybody who has been divorced knows, you have to put a lot aside to maintain the family and the practicalities of what that might mean and sometimes that’s quite tough on a personal level. It’s a commitment I make every day to my children and their father even though we’re not in a romantic relationship.”
They’re so amicable, in fact, that Paltrow supported Martin’s private solo concert on Tuesday night (June 21, 2016) at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes (hosted by iHeartMedia and MediaLink). According to The New York Post’s Page Six, Martin even joked to the crowd, “Is there anyone in the room that used to be married to me?”
In other news, Paltrow asserted it was time for the U.S. to have their first female president. “It’s about time. Other countries employed female leaders,” she said. “I think we still have a long way to go. There’s no reason why a woman wouldn’t be as good, or better than a man would be.”
Nowadays, the Country Strong actress dedicates all of her time to her lifestyle brand and website goop. She and goop C.E.O. Lisa Gersh opened up about the brand’s future, and joining Snapchat.
“We will do it,” Gersh told Business Insider, of the company joining Snapchat. “That’s what we’re working on. When we figure it out we’ll launch it.”
Gersh added, “[Paltrow] goes to the office every day. This is what she does. She’s involved in every piece of content we publish and every piece of product we push—she’s involved in every single step of the way in the development of our own label. She’s full time.”
We can’t wait.