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The 42-year-old actress, who shares two children with the 37-year-old Coldplay singer, has continued to ponder their decision to separate after more than 10 years of marriage, which they dubbed an "conscious uncoupling" in an announcement made on her Goop blog in March. No divorce papers have been filed.
"Of course, there are times when I think it would have been better if we had stayed married, which is always what your children want," she told Harper's Bazaar U.K. in an interview published in the magazine's February 2015 issue and posted online on Wednesday, New Year's Eve. "But we have been able to solidify this friendship, so that we're really close."
"It's painful, it's difficult, it might be easier to say, 'I never want to see you again,' but what good does that do anyone?" she said. "We've made a lot of mistakes, and we've had good days and bad days, but I have to say, I'm proud of us for working through so much stuff together—and not blaming and shaming."