Gwyneth Paltrow is Marie Claire‘s February covergirl and the star took some time to chat with the magazine about her life and where it stands now.
Paltrow and her Coldplay frontman ex Chris Martin went through a ‘conscious uncoupling’ in 2014 and when asked about it the actress revealed that it wasn’t a particularly dramatic ordeal. “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.”
So how do the exes get along now? “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,” said Gwyneth.
In addition to being an actress and mom, Paltrow is also a business-owner. “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.”
If you want to read more from Paltrow, see what else she revealed to Marie Claire head on over to the site and read the full interview in the February issue of the mag, on newsstands January 13.
Gwyneth Paltrow for ‘Marie Claire’
Photo Credit: Jan Welters/Marie Claire