With the divorce rate at 44% for Americans, there are a vast amount of couples in the US trying to co-parent. Those couples could include you, your parents, your friends and聽Gwyneth Paltrow聽+聽ex-husband Chris Martin.


The goop founder and actress opened up聽about the subject at聽this year鈥檚聽BlogHer聽conference during Friday鈥檚聽keynote lunch聽chat. After discussing her聽business and the future of goop, Gywneth got real about raising kids in the digital age (and telling them, no, you鈥檙e too young for an iPhone) a discussion that turned into what exactly she says to her son and daughter聽as they become old enough to Google their fam.

Paltrow opened up about聽how聽she and ex-husband Martin are trying, it seems successfully, to co-parent their two children, Apple (11) and Moses (9) since their 2013 split. 鈥淚 am very lucky that I have a partner willing to do this in a collaborative way. I鈥檓 really for Chris and he鈥檚 really for me and unfortunately we couldn鈥檛 stay in a romantic relationship, but we are aligned when it comes to our children being our priority.鈥 It鈥檚 not all聽roses and $7,000 lavender backgammon tables in though, she clarified that not everything is a dream聽all the time. 鈥淓ven though today you hate me and never want to see me again聽鈥斅爓e鈥檙e going to brunch because it鈥檚 Sunday and that鈥檚 what we do!鈥 she explained聽with a laugh.


As many parents can surely relate, she聽admitted it is very difficult and says there is no one right way to do this, but it is possible to make it work. 鈥淸Our goal was] to maintain that even if we鈥檙e just changing shape a bit.鈥

Paltrow also spoke a bit on trying to protect her children from what they could be seeing with two celeb parents having a very publicized divorce (we all remember the attention her 鈥渃onscious uncoupling鈥 announcement聽got!) 鈥淵ou know, I told them I said daddy and I are very famous and I can鈥檛 control what you鈥檙e gonna see but you know what鈥檚 real in this house and how much we love you and how much we love each other. I think they understand there鈥檚 a difference between the outside world and us.鈥

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