'I just couldn't do it anymore,' says Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin divorce
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her marriage collapsed because she got tired of "taking care of everybody else".
The Iron Man star said that she devoted herself to others too much and that she "wasn’t allowed to have needs" of her own.
Paltrow also distanced herself from the much mocked phrase "conscious uncoupling", which she used to describe her divorce.
She said: ‘"You can make fun of the term or whatever. I didn’t invent it."
Paltrow said that after 10 years of marriage she ‘hit a wall’ and said that she thinks her two children will be better off now she and ex-husband Chris Martin are divorced.
Paltrow spoke out in an interview to Marie Claire US in which she addressed the decline of her relationship with Martin, the singer of rock band Coldplay, in unusually frank terms.
She said: "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."
Paltrow said she and Martin have "worked really f****** hard to get to this point" where they are frequently seen together and share custody of Apple, nine, and Moses, even.
She said: "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."
In the interview Paltrow also said that her children will be "more whole and happier" because she is no longer with their father.