Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow says her estranged husband, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, has become like a brother to her as they co-parent their two children.
“We spend a lot of time together,” Paltrow, 43, says in the March issue of Glamour magazine. “He’s been away for two weeks [promoting his album]. Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So…we’re not living together, but he’s more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants.”
The reciprocal is also true, she added. “I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We’ll have a weekend all together; holidays, we’re together. We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.”
Paltrow, who most recently starred in 2015’s “Mortdecai,” said “the ideal is to stay married. But if you can’t stay married, wouldn’t the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore -- what is this new family and who am I in it? And Chris is a great ex-husband ‘cause he’s a very, very willing partner in how to do that. We’re constantly putting aside our own stuff and trying to reimagine something that we don’t personally have an example for.”
In March 2014, Paltrow and Martin, 38, announced they were separating after 10 years of marriage and two children, daughter Apple, 11, and son Moses, 9. Paltrow filed for divorce on April 20 last year. Days earlier, she and “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk went public with a romance that had been rumored since at least the previous August.