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Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about 'incredibly painful' divorce from Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow knows some folks snickered when she described her 2014 split from husband Chris Martin as a "conscious uncoupling," but the phrase perfectly captured the care the pair put into the end of their 11-year marriage.

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Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her split from Chris Martin

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The actress-turned-lifestyle entrepreneur opened up to Net-A-Porter's weekly digital magazine The EDIT about her "incredibly painful" divorce — and how she was careful to put the couple's kids, Apple, 13, and Moses, 11, first.

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Gwyneth Paltrow opened up to The EDIT about her divorce from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

"I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive," Paltrow, 44, revealed. "What if I didn’t blame the other person for anything, and held myself 100 percent accountable? What if I checked my own s--- at the door and put my children first? And reminded myself about the things about my ex-husband that I love, and fostered the friendship?"

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"What I put myself through to get there," she added, "was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

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The Goop founder and and the Coldplay rocker are now two of Hollywood's friendliest exes, so much so, Paltrow revealed last year, that Martin "would take a bullet for me."

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The Oscar winner hopes she and her former husband have helped more people understand what "conscious uncoupling" is all about.

"People are coming around. I know it’s a dorky term, but it’s very worthwhile," she said. "I’m always the person who gets s--- at first, but then later people say, ‘Hey, maybe that’s a good idea.’ I don’t mind.”

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