Because that is what good parents do, according to Gwyneth.
After Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin consciously uncoupled in 2014, the first question we all asked (really, we all asked it) was: “What will become of the children?” On Friday’s BlogHer conference, Paltrow shared that even though she and her ex-husband often hate each other, they still find time to go to brunch with little Apple, 11, and littler Moses, 9.
“I think, unfortunately, though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and the importance of those relationships and I’m lucky that we’re aligned in that way,” she said. “It’s been hard, and you know, like, we’ve gone through really difficult times with it but we’ve always said these children are our priority.”
“What that really means is, ‘Even though today you hate me and you never want to see me again, like, we’re going to brunch, because it’s Sunday and that’s what we’ll do.’” she continued. “The children are our commitment.”
The Oscar-winning actress is notably the founder of lifestyle blog GOOP which recommends a variety of prohibitively expensive methods of making your life spectacular. Surely, Paltrow should be viewed as a guru for post-divorce parenting, as she is for cooking whole animals, rigging your mansion with a power-saving dumbwaiter system, and petting dogs the way they like to be pet.
“It’s hard and I would never judge anyone for doing it in any way,” she concluded. “Just for us, we thought if we could maintain the family even though we’re changing the shape of it, it would be our ideal scene and so that’s what we’re trying to do.”
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