When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were breaking up with all the “consciously uncoupling,” song and dance, it was lame and confusing. In fact, I’m still not sure what it means, until now!
As she explained to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, it actually comes from philosopher Dr. Habib Sadeghi and his wife Dr. Shahrzad and means to split up with “minimal acrimony.” People breaks it down:
“It’s a noble idea, and it’s a great thing to try to do for your kids,” says the actress, 42.
The Mortdecai star and Martin, 37, have two children together, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, and she said the point to splitting up without anger is to keep everyone happy.
“We’re always going to be a family,” she said.
And when people who are “consciously uncoupling” spend time with their children, that means doing so without tension, Paltrow said.
The actress added that during family time, she tries to find love and forgiveness for Martin – and hopes he does the same.
“We actually have a really strong friendship and we laugh and have fun,” the former Glee guest-star says. “And we’re lucky in that our parenting styles and philosophies overlap a lot.”
So where does chain smoking fit into the master plan, Ms. Paltrow? Oh yeah, you’re a human being, too? Thought so!