Paltrow: Concious uncoupling was difficult

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had “really difficult times” during their conscious uncoupling.

The former couple, who have two children together, used the now infamous term to announce the end of their marriage in March 2014. While the pair seemed to have the most amicable split in Hollywood, the 42-year-old admits it wasn’t all plain sailing.

“We’ve gone through really difficult times with it, but we’ve always said these children are our priority, so what that means is, even though today you hate me and never wanna see me again, we’re going to brunch because it’s Sunday and that’s what we do,” she confessed during the #BlogHer15 conference in New York on Friday.

The Iron Man actress attended the event to speak about her weekly lifestyle newsletter and website, Goop.

And despite the harder moments post-split, Gwyneth insists she and her ex-husband have always made their family a priority at every stage in their lives.

“Unfortunately, even though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and those relationships,” she said.

Both stars are now dating other people – Gwyneth is seeing Glee creator Brad Falchuk and Chris is reportedly in an on-off relationship with actress Jennifer Lawrence.

While a marriage breakdown and the introduction of new partners can often be difficult for children, especially when both parents are famous, Gwyneth insists Apple, 11 and nine-year-old Moses don’t get any special treatment. In fact she is incredibly strict when it comes to them growing up too fast.

“They have iPads, and my daughter is furious that I haven’t gotten her a phone yet,” she said. “She’s 11. I don’t want to get her a phone! She’s so young! She’s like, ‘This friend has one and this friend has one,’ and I’m like, ‘You’re 11!’”

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