Gwyneth Paltrow gets candid about co-parenting with her ex

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Marvel Cinematic Universe star Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken candidly about co-parenting her two children with ex-husband Chris Martin.

The pair divorced after 13 years of marriage back in 2016, but they've since made a conscious effort to maintain a family dynamic for their kids, with both finding new partners.

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Appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show recently, the Oscar winner explained why it's not always "as good as it looks" to the outside world.

"If you are brave enough to take responsibility for your half, and really look at your own garbage and your trauma and how it's presenting in the world and your relationship, then there's really somewhere to go and something to learn and something to heal.

"And you're holding the other person in this sphere of humanity. We're all part good and part bad, it's not binary, we're all grey area, we all are trying our best. And I really wanted my kids not traumatised," she noted.

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"Chris and I committed to putting them first and it's harder than it looks, because some days you really don't want to be with the person that you're getting a divorce from. But if you're committed to doing family dinner, then you do it.

"You take a deep breath and you look the person in the eye and you remember your pact and you smile and you hug and you make a joke and you just re-commit to this new relationship that you are trying to foster," continued Gwyneth.

The 47-year-old went on to admit they have "good days and bad days", before pointing out how society has "this idea that just because we break up, we can't love the things about the person anymore that we loved and that's not true."

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