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Gwyneth Paltrow on Breakup with Chris Martin: I Just Sort of Hit a Wall

Gwyneth Paltrow on Breakup with Chris Martin: I Just Sort of Hit a Wall

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her amazing body on the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s February 2015 issue, out on newsstands on Tuesday, January 13!

Here’s what the 42-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her breakup with ex Chris Martin: “There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall.”

On her current relationship with Chris: “We’ve worked really f–king hard to get to [this] point. But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice. I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.”

On entrepreneurship: “I know what I want to do, and I’m going to do it. I don’t care so much about the men, but I wish that women were slightly more understanding of other women. A lot of women reporters try to pit me against other women doing entrepreneurial things. There’s room for everybody.”

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Photos: Jan Welters/Marie Claire
Posted to: Gwyneth Paltrow, Magazine

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  • lauren

    arnt they close because they have kids?

  • Clara Tezolin

    soon they are back, he loves her very much!

  • dalovelee

    she’s trying to save face because he’s back with Jennifer Lawrence…

  • Bambi

    I’m sure this interview was done long before the news of him getting back with JLaw came out.

  • forrest gump

    this wall has been rebuild, folks!!

  • Danae

    Okaaay so now we are going to hear about her “conscious uncoupling” and the consequences of doing so for the next five years or so…Please.

  • TeamBella76

    Don’t care for you sorry ! I hope Jen moves on from this mess.

  • Jay

    Okay I see nothing wrong with anything she has said. Actually it’s and honest depiction that we can all sympathise with. But I’m ready for the hate, because hating on Gwyneth has/is the default setting for a scary amount of people. And I don’t understand why? Oscar winning actress, so it’s not thats she bad at her job. Is it the food thing? She fell ill and since then is very particular about what she feeds her kids…. What is her crime exactly??
    I would have never thought I’d see the day that
    When a couple that have been married for 12 years and have 2 children, break up. And then the man starts a relationship with a 23 year old blonde, the world would be hating on the wife. What does this woman have to do?? It’s actually funny how horrible women are to her.

  • SkinnyFatLovesJax

    will she never shut up?

  • Danae

    For me it’s not about the content of whatever she says. It’s the way Gwyneth puts her thoughts into writing. She might be a brilliant actress and I won’t negotiate that – but she’s none of the lifestyle guru that she tries to be so hard. While reading her website, blog entries etc. one gets a feeling that only the lifestyle and choices promoted by Gwyneth are right. And I’m not really into celebrities who act as if they have possessed all the wisdom in the world… I mean, with that whole “conscious uncoupling” thing – Gwyneth wrote that she wants to change the way people perceive the divorce. For me it’s nothing but an extremely painful event which has a tremendous impact on the life of the whole family, especially on the young ones. Not something that you can romanticize and tell how great it is to part ways with your significant other.

  • dalovelee

    I’m sure she had a heads up from her soon to be ex that after the holidays he was going to resume his relationship with Lawrence she knew when this article was coming out..

  • Jay

    But thats whats good. That everyone has a different opinion and sees things differently. She has a different point of view from you, so simply you take from her what is useful and leave what doesn’t apply.
    I’m not very familiar with her blog but from what I’ve seen she only writes about her life, her experiences and what she learnt from them. The experts are the ones that give advise, she simply just analyses for her subscribers to see her mistakes and what she’s learnt.

    THe conscious uncoupling thing, they are an A-list celebrity couple. She knew a big deal was going to be made out of their divorce, so she tried to explain that it had been a long time coming and that they want to make it peaceful for their kids.

    Most of the lingo she uses is psycho-babble because she gets most of it from her therapist. She’s very open about that.
    Thats what makes me a little sad and a little guilty, she’s on that couch because of people on here. And the reason I’m starting to realise I actually like her is because she is very up front about it, and she shares what she’s learnt. She’s not backing down, she keeps trying.

  • cyclesn

    This woman is the most self-absorbed person on the planet. Doesn’t she ever get sick of herself? She’s got a brittle thing going on now. Can she stop saying that women are hard on each other and assume that’s why people hate her? This is the same woman who said she felt a sisterhood emerging around her because she’s older and no longer a threatening 26 year old with an Oscar. Yeah. Projection much, Gwynnie? Just really obnoxious and very boring. She’s rich and has more opportunities than most people, but she’s still stuck in a high school mentality. But it’s all our fault because we’re just ugly, poor, jealous women calling her out.

  • http://BONNIELYNNPHOTOBLOG.COM/ the Little Distraction :D

    Well IDK her but she reads ? as if she discovered Jello ? Ok maybe not Jello ? Definitely pudding packs and we the silly masses must be educated by the opportunity of her gracing us with her insight. I find her ignorant although she uses big words where is her clinical practice to back up her position? I just don’t find her of great insight and Frankly her entire group are ? Up their own asses ???

  • safari magen

    Gwyneth I so respect everything you do. You taught myself a lot about my own life needs good health.. you go girl, I’m on your side.!!

  • solargeknowles

    I love her comments.

  • AllNamesAreTaken

    I really don’t like her cuz of some comments she made like she “rather die then let her kids eat cup noodles” or something. There are so many people who can’t afford to buy good food and feed their kids. I find it kinda low of her to make a statement like that. Just cuz u have money you think people who feed their kids cup noodles are a piece of sh*t or something. Based on Chris Martins music…he seems like the total opposite. I could see why they didn’t work out. He probably got tired of her ways.