Gwyneth Paltrow admits she 'never fully settled into being a couple' with ex Chris Martin

GWYNETH Paltrow has revealed she 'never fully settled into being a couple' with ex husband Chris Martin.

The 47-year-old reflected on her relationship with her former husband in a candid essay for British Vogue's September issue.

Gwyneth was married to the Coldplay frontman, 43, from 2003 until 2016 when they announced they were "conscious uncoupling".

In her candid piece, the Iron Man actress admitted there was 'always a bit of unease and unrest' within their marriage but always put their children; Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, first.

She penned: "We were close, though we had never fully settled into being a couple. We just didn't quite fit together. There was always a bit of unease and unrest. But man, did we love our children."

Although their marriage didn't workout, the the Shakespeare in Love star insisted they had "always been good friends" and enjoyed the same things.

The Goop founder also reflected on their split announcement when they famously left fans bewildered by calling their divorce as a "conscious uncoupling".

The term was originally introduced by author Katherine Woodward Thomas as an five-step program to promote a "calmer alternative" to amicable divorces. 

Discussing her choice of words, Gwyneth admitted the term was "full of itself" and "painfully hard to swallow".

She wrote: "I had never heard of the phrase 'conscious uncoupling'. Frankly, the term sounded a bit full of itself, painfully progressive and hard to swallow."

"It was an idea introduced to us by our therapist, the man who helped us architect our new future. I was intrigued, less by the phrase, but by the sentiment. 

"Was there a world where we could break up and not lose everything? Could we be a family, even though we were not a couple?"

After calling time on their relationship, Gwyneth went on to date and subsequently marry producer Brad Falchuk, 49.

The couple said 'I do' in an intimate ceremony in the Hamptons in September 2018. 

Elsewhere, Chris has been dating actress Dakota Johnson since October 2017.

He was previously linked to Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and British actress Annabelle Wallis.

Read the full essay in the September issue of British Vogue available via digital download and on newsstands Friday 7th August. 

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