Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her divorce with Coldplay’s Chris Martin

Pair 'consciously uncoupled' in 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her divorce with Coldplay‘s Chris Martin.

The actress has admitted that she didn’t expect to receive such a backlash when the couple announced they were getting divorced in 2014 and they issued a statement saying they were”conscious uncoupling” after seven years of marriage.

Paltrow said she was ”in a lot of pain” at the time of the split and couldn’t believe the reaction the statement got.

She said: ”I was really saying we’re in a lot of pain, we failed at this; we’re going to try and do it in a different way. But I was so raw that I didn’t anticipate … I think that was an instance where it really hit me that an insouciance with language from me is different than from somebody else.”

Paltrow also revealed that she wanted a third child with Martin.

She told the New York Times magazine: ”All I’m saying is it’s not nothing. I really wanted another one.”

She added: ”Really, the question becomes how much of your ego are you willing to check at the door, and can you let go of spite – because if you can do those things, then you absolutely can have a friendly divorce. It’s just how much control do you have over your own behaviour, really, at the end of the day.

”Chris and I had days in the beginning when it was really hard. I didn’t want to see him. I didn’t want to eat dinner with him, and he didn’t want to eat dinner with me. In our case, we’re really lucky because we see eye to eye. Chris and I are really lucky because we really agree fundamentally about how to raise the children. We have similar principles and values. I absolutely trust him … I’m just going to focus on what I love about Chris, and there’s so many things to love about him, and I still do that.”