“I mean, it’s funny. He was over here yesterday,” she said on the premiere episode of Shop Today With Jill Martin on June 17. “And [Apple] came through, and she’s like, you know, she’s taller than me now. [Chris and I] just, like, looked at each other. We were like, ‘How did this go by so quickly?’ He’s like my brother. You know, he’s my family.”
How often have you heard someone refer to their ex as a brother? Well, Paltrow and Martin, who share two children, have always been unconventional. The pair famously popularized the term “conscious uncoupling” in 2014 before officially divorcing in 2016.
“I love him,” she continued, per Today. “And I’m so grateful to him for giving me these kids. It worked out well…. You know, it really did, I have to say.”
This interview lines up with statements made by Gwyneth Paltrow in recent months. During an April appearance on Anna Faris’s podcast, Unqualified, she said she “never would have wanted” to break things off with her former husband.
Paltrow said her split with Martin led to a healthy relationship with her current husband, writer-producer Brad Falchuk. “I had learned more about myself through that process than I could have imagined,” she said. “And because I focused on accountability, I was then able to find the most amazing man and build something that I’ve never had before.”
Paltrow and Falchuk could also be considered unconventional. Before the pandemic the actor shared that she and her husband don’t share a home full-time. Instead, she told Sunday Times in 2019, he stays with her four nights a week; the rest of the week he spends at his own place.
“All my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal,” she said at the time.