GP’s BFF spoke to Extra about the A-list couple’s recent split, calling the separation — or what Paltrow and Martin dub as “conscious uncoupling” — a “beautiful” thing.
“I think it’s actually a very elevated and conscious [decision] and realized statement — when people like Chris and Gwyneth who really worked hard to be friends and keep the things that are good and work in their relationship, which is being friends and being parents,” she said.
“People go separate ways in other aspects of their life and I think it’s really brave of them to phrase it that way,” she continued. “Leaving as a couple and deciding to stay together as parents and as friends — I think it’s beautiful.”
Diaz added, “I’m so proud of them.”
“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” the couple wrote in a joint message. “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, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.”
Paltrow later clarified that the couple used the term “conscious uncoupling” as they believe people “aren’t set up to be with one person for four, five or six decades.”
“The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone,” the article from Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami that Paltrow shared read. “Social research suggests that because we’re living so long, most people will have two or three significant long-term relationships in their lifetime.”