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.”