Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her 2014 divorce

Paltrow describes "conscious uncoupling" as the method she and her ex used to separate.
2:20 | 08/08/20

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Turning to our "Gma" cover story. In a candid article with "Vogue uk" Gwyneth paltrow admits to the pain of her 2014 divorce or conscious uncoupling as she called it and how that simple phrase changed the way some have approached separation. Zohreen shah has more. Hi, zohreen. Reporter: Hi, Dan. Gwyneth paltrow looks back on a movement she started about breaking up without losing everything. Gwyneth paltrow is opening up about her 2016 separation from coldplay frontman Chris martin. In an essay for British "Vogue," she said she knew her marriage was over writing we tried everything. We didn't want to fail. We didn't want to let anyone down. We desperately didn't want to hurt our children. It felt almost involuntary, like the ring of a bell, she writes. I knew it. It was in my bones it was over. The term conscious uncoupling was coined first by their therapist. She says it was an attempt to be a family even if they would not be a couple. The phrase was criticized, made a punchline for late night hosts, eliciting mockery and The only normal thing she did was get divorced. Even that she has to call it uncoupling. It was brutal and unfair in a time that was so difficult for anybody that's gone through a divorce and to go public. Reporter: Today she said that conscious decision was about taking mutual responsibility for the breakup, unknowingly starting a new cultural phenomenon around breaking up, saying, now instead of people approaching me with, why did you say that, they now approach me with, how did you do that? In 2018 paltrow married Brad falchuk acknowledging the turns her life took were right for her, saying, I know my ex-husband was meant to be the father of my children and I know my current husband is meant to be the person I grow very old with. In the end paltrow brings up what she calls a radical point. She says you loved your ex at one point. You probably still do and that's perfectly fine. Dan, who knew? Some healthy messages, even if we don't agree with her language in some cases. Definitely healthy messages. Zohreen, thank you. Let's get it over to rob,

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