Here's What Gwyneth Paltrow Would Change About Her Famous ''Conscious Uncoupling'' With Chris Martin

Would she do it again? Her answer may surprise you

By Bruna Nessif Sep 07, 2016 11:00 AMTags
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You know the saying—hindsight is 20/20.

While discussing how she grew her Goop empire and navigated the ropes from actress to business mogul for a LinkedIn interview, Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that if given the chance, she may have gone about her famous "conscious uncoupling" with ex-husband Chris Martin a different way.

When asked if she would "consciously uncouple" on Goop again, Paltrow responded, "That is a good question. Not in the same way. It sort of wouldn't be appropriate now. It is a much bigger business and I'm not sure it would be the right place to do something like that. I'm not sure. That's a good question."

She continued to explain, "At that time, goop wasn't the size that it is now, there were a lot less people. It was a very, very personal project for a long time and I wrote in the first person all the time, so it wasn't like a break. Now if you read the content, it is not in the first person anymore. At the time, it was still very small and very personal. It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included. We were both fragile. It was really tough. To me it felt like this is a quiet way to do this and it is contained."

Back in 2014, the longtime couple made the announcement that they were separating after 10 years together on Goop with a post titled "Conscious Uncoupling."

Their statement read, "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."

The famous duo added, "We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."

As for the future of Goop itself, Paltrow admits she's never really sure where it could go. "I feel like we are just at like the acorn stage of fulfilling our potential. I have never known where goop is going, it has always caught me by surprise. We'll just have to see," she says. "I am open to anything. I could sell it. I could pass it to my kids."