While her prolific magazine-interview treatises on the highs and lows of marriage and the issues that she and her musician hubby dealt with over the past decade ultimately served to foreshadow their inevitable separation, sometimes Paltrow also spoke more enthusiastically about the bond of matrimony.
Without the "sometimes it's hard" caveats.
For instance, she told her pal Chelsea Handler during a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately that she felt that "all of the good luck" in her life so far "has really just led me to find my guy and our kids. You know what I mean?"
"Absolutely, and you've done a really good job," Handler agreed. "I know you never pose on the red carpet with your husband, and you never talk about him. You guys are really good about that, and that must be really hard to avoid it."
Watch the clip to hear Paltrow explain why it was always "he'll just walk in and then I'll walk in, or I'll walk in and he walks in" during all those years of awards shows, premieres and parties.
And just last April, Paltrow talked to E! News at the L.A. premiere of Iron Man 3 (when she skipped underwear and launched the sheer-panel dress craze that rages to this day) about possible plans for her upcoming 10th wedding anniversary, which she and Martin marked on Dec. 5.
Watch here to see what she had to say!