Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines this summer when she self-deprecatingly said that she's "f--ked up so many relationships, so many."
Accountability is always refreshing but, really, the woman who helped usher the term "conscious uncoupling" into the mainstream shouldn't be so hard on herself. Two people who are meant to be, or who are at least ready to commit for the long haul and see what happens, are not so easily wrested apart. Which isn't to say one or the other can't screw it up, but there are countless reasons as to why that relationship was not the right one but this one is. It takes two to tango, and two to break hold.
Brad Falchuk is certainly proof that Paltrow isn't as bad at the coupling part as she might claim. The prolific TV producer and the Oscar-winning Goop goddess are reportedly engaged after more than three years of dating, part of which they spent avoiding any splashy signs of togetherness before finally feeling comfortable going out as official significant others.