Gwyneth Paltrow Is Still Winning Divorce & Here's Why
Gwyneth Paltrow has been on quite the media campaign as of late. She seems to be trying to take back her narrative, which has painted her as an elitist fake. Though such campaigns often seem desperate and contrived, and are ultimately unsuccessful, Paltrow has come across as genuine, confident, and feminist.
In her recent interview with Marie Claire, now only partially available online, she discusses her divorce in an empowering way. Rather than taking back "conspicuous uncoupling," she discusses her relationship with Chris Martin in more rational (human) terms. Celebrity divorces always sound so painful; I can only imagine how I would feel if my ex was dating Jennifer Lawrence and everyone knew it. However, Paltrow seems to have a great attitude about her separation:
"There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn't do it anymore, and 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, and I just sort of hit a wall."
And, when asked about her current relationship with Chris Martin, she reveals what sounds like a truly healthy dynamic:
"We've worked really fucking hard to get to [this] point. But we're very, very close, and it's so nice. I feel like it's, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have."
Good for GOOP. It reminds me of some timeless advice from the phenomenal Nora Ephron: "Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from."