“It is a kind of goofy term”: Gwyneth Paltrow explains what “consciously uncoupling” is – and blames the phrase on someone else

Er, you’re not getting off that easily Gwynnie


by Rosie Gizauskas |
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Gwyneth Paltrow has finally done some explaining about what exactly “consciously uncoupling” means, and it still sounds airy-fairy to us.

She went on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show and spoke about her split from Chris Martin – and the phrase that’s now synonymous with it.

And actually, it wasn’t Gwynnie or one of her GOOP flunkeys that coined the phrase – it was philosopher Dr Habib Sadeghi and his wife Dr Shahrzad who came up with the idea.

The point is to split up without getting really mad, appaz. Easier said than done, but Gwyneth is basically superhuman, so.

"It’s a noble idea, and it's a great thing to try to do for your kids," she told Howard.

"We're always going to be a family.

"We actually have a really strong friendship and we laugh and have fun. And we're lucky in that our parenting styles and philosophies overlap a lot."

Obviously, this is all preferable to throwing your other half’s phone off a bridge before hacking into their Facebook and sending rude messages to their mum, but you know. It’s very Hollywood, isn’t it?

Luckily, Gwyneth reckons it’s working, although she does admit that “consciously uncoupling” is a “goofy term”. You don’t say, Gwynnie, you don’t say.

We’re happy as long as you’re happy, though, hen.

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