With glee and mutual understanding, it was just last March  that Glee actress Gwyneth Paltrow finessed us all with a new definition and fancy way to un-love your lover or significant other called: “Conscious Uncoupling” where, the fancy definition went viral when she offered it as a reason for separating from her daughter Apple’s dad (slash) Coldplay frontman: Chris Martin.
No different than Paltrow’s pal–Beyonce-did (regarding the reason behind sister Solange and hubby Jay Z’s elevator brawl), the only note to toll an explanation for it came in the form of a song she laid on a verse-finessing and reducing the brawl to the extent of a mere tete-a-tete.
A tete-a-tete as a result of too many net worths riding on one elevator car, so the only way to go was “down” [as did the ‘$h|t’ that obviously p|$$ed Solange off enough such that she felt the need to wail on bro-in-law Jay Z smack dead in front of secret elevator cameras].
Platrow finessed her reasoning as well–in the upcoming February 2015 issue of Marie Claire magazine, where the 42 year-old actress did reveal that her marriage to Martin “sort of hit a wall.”
The cold play Paltrow did ‘sort of’ offer the magazine a reason stating:
“I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else,”
…said the Mortdecai actress who also asserts the split wasn’t nearly as dramatic as the term went viral and that she and Chris Martin are very close now.
“We’ve worked really fu(k|ng hard to get to this point,” she told the magazine. “I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.”
The outspoken Goop lifestyle brand owner has quite a few things to say in the magazine interview but here are a few highlights to hold you over until the magazine hits stands:
“I know what I want to do, and I’m going to do it. I don’t care so much about the men, but I wish that women were slightly more understanding of other women. A lot of women reporters try to pit me against other women doing entrepreneurial things. There’s room for everybody.”
“I’m in meetings with investment bankers, VC firms, private equity firms—you name it, across the board, men. Women in 30 minutes can get more accomplished than men in two hours.”
On raising children:
“I think we are all genuinely doing our best, it’s hard to have children and a career, and all some women seem to do is judge other women’s choices. I find that demoralizing and unhelpful. Where is the wisdom coming out of this situation? I don’t see where this is getting us anywhere in terms of a cultural discussion.”
On her costars over the years:
“Whether it’s Morgan Freeman [1995’s Se7en] at the beginning of my career or Johnny Depp in my last movie [this month’s Mortdecai], I feel on-my-knees gratitude for being considered a good enough actor to work with actors of that caliber.”
This February issue of Marie Claire hits newsstands on January 13.