The actress and her Coldplay frontman hubby announced on March 26 that they were separating but they didn’t exactly say it point blank. People all over the world were confused by her statement posted to her website, goop, and they were even made fun of for it. Now Gwyneth has posted an article explaining what it means to consciously uncouple.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are over but their statement confused many people with their wording. Their title “conscious uncoupling” made them the target for many jokes by comedians on Twitter and people just couldn’t understand why she put it in those terms. Now she’s setting the record straight and defending what this means.
Gwyneth Paltrow Defends ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ As Fans Mock It
The actress posted a 2,000 word essay from a husband and wife doctor duo, Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami, explain what it means to uncouple.
“Divorce is a traumatic and difficult decision for all parties involved—and there’s arguably no salve besides time to take that pain away,” they write. “However, when the whole concept of marriage and divorce is reexamined, there’s actually something far more powerful—and positive—at play.”
They go on to say that no one is meant to spend their life with just one person.
“The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone,” they continue. “We’re living three lifetimes compared to early humans, perhaps we need to redefine the construct. Social research suggests that because we’re living so long, most people will have two or three significant long-term relationships in their lifetime.”
Gwyneth & Chris Release Statement About Separation
In case you need a refresher, this is their original statement:
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. 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 co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
Several comedians couldn’t help but mock the couple and the pretentious way they announced their split.
Gwyneth and Chris Martin have split. Please respect my privacy during this terrible time.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 26, 2014
“Ugh, she’s so annoying” – Anne Hathaway on Gwyneth Paltrow
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 26, 2014
From today’s GOOP:
“Conscious Un-coupling Cleanse Tonic”
60 oz. Jim Beam
Throw guava at husband. Drink Jim Beam. Serves one.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 26, 2014
HollywoodLifers, do you like this term?
— Chloe Melas