Gwyneth Paltrow is not known for doing things the usual way or saying things that are easy to understand. She can say things that sound strange and make people look at her funny. A few years ago, when the actress broke up with her ex-husband Chris Martin in a very strange way, it made a lot of noise online. She talked about “uncoupling” and how she had a “sibling-like” relationship with him, which made her fans very confused. Read on to find out more.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

In 2003, the actress got married to Chris. In 2016, they wrote about their breakup in the Goop newsletter and later talked about how their lives have changed since then. The ex-couple has two kids together: Apple, who is 19, and Moses, who is 17. They both co-parent them.

The couple went to Goop’s website to say that they were no longer together.

We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.

In an interview with Glamour, Gwyneth Paltrow talked about what it meant for her and Chris Martin to “consciously uncouple.” She said,

The ideal is to stay married. But if you can’t stay married, wouldn’t the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore — what is this new family, and who am I in it?

She also said that they tried to co-parent their kids in the best way possible so that as little harm as possible would come to them. Even though they didn’t live together, they stayed at each other’s houses for the sake of their children. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin talked about the deal and she said,

We’ll have a weekend all together; holidays, we’re together. We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.

In a recent Instagram story, the Iron Man actress said that people made fun of her for what she said back then, but she is proud of what she said.

I definitely did not coin the phrase. Despite us taking quite a lot of sh*t for it when we first announced that all these years ago, I feel very proud that we were able to, maybe, make some divorces a little bit easier, happier,

Gwyneth added.