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Gwyneth Paltrow on Co-Parenting and Chris Martin

The 42-year-old actress Gwyneth Paltrow exclaimed that parenting with her ex-husband Chris Martin is difficult. So no, she isn’t exactly singing the Coldplay lead singer’s praises in the raising children department.

The Country Strong actress opened up about her life with Martin and raising her two children in an interview during the #BlogHer15 conference in New York City Friday. Paltrow has a 9-year-old boy, Moses, and an 11-year-old girl, Apple, with Martin.

Paltrow told E! that the situation is definitely “imperfect” but it “gets better with time,” Contact Music reports. “I think, unfortunately, though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, we’re very, our values are very much around the importance of family and the importance of those relationships and I’m lucky that we’re aligned in that way,” according to Radar. 

Though Paltrow described raising kids with an ex “hard,” she said the couple is committed to staying friends and raising their children together. And the two have been spotted together frequently spotted together on vacations. Paltrow added that “these children are our priority.”

“It’s hard and I would never judge anyone for doing it any way. Just, for us, we thought if we could maintain the family even though we’re changing the shape of it, it would be, that would be our ideal scene and so, that’s what we’re trying to do,” Paltrow said.

Though the couple will remain in each other’s lives, they have both moved on romantically. Martin has supposedly been dating unique Oscar-winning actress and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence since September 2014. Paltrow has been associated with Scream Queens and Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.

Martin and Paltrow split after nearly a decade of marriage in April 2014. The two also famously coined the term “conscious uncoupling.”

Paltrow told Marie Claire in an interview in 2015 that their separation was “not dramatic or anything.” Instead, she felt that she “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, and I just sort of hit a wall,” ABC News reports.

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Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com.
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