In March 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow parted ways from her husband Chris Martin and announced it in a blog post titled “Conscious Uncoupling”. Ever since, the internet has gone wild with the terminology, but apparently she didn’t intend for it to have any lasting effects. In fact, she isn’t taking responsibility at all for the terms.
“When I announced that I was separating on the website, [Goop editorial director Elise Loehnen] titled the piece ‘Conscious Uncoupling,’ and I had no idea,” Paltrow explains.
She has nevertheless become a vocal advocate for the process of “conscious uncoupling,” touting its benefits on Howard Stern’s radio show and http://goop.com/conscious-uncoupling-2/” “posting an article about the philosophy by Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami on her website.
When she is not popularizing esoteric nicknames for divorce, Paltrow is juggling her thriving acting career and her high-end website Goop. She spills about how she balances her divergent careers to Fast Company: “I’m a big believer in the ampersand. I don’t see it as I’m leaving something behind. I see it as this year, I probably won’t make a movie, or I probably won’t do a TV show or a play, and I’ll focus on the business,” Paltrow says. “It’s our tendency to want to put women in one little category.”
But Paltrow is not one to fit in a category. She admits that she has taken on personal and professional challenges in her past that even she marvels at now.
“My future self is always afraid when I look back,” Paltrow muses. “I had this the other day where somebody was asking me about [the movie Emma], which I did in England when I was 22. It was really my first starring role, an adaptation of Jane Austin’s Emma. And I remember at the time people saying, ‘Weren’t you intimidated to play this English heroine? You’re this American girl.’ When I think about it [now], I would be petrified.”
What do you think? Did it make her sound so snobbish or what?
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