Gwyneth Paltrow was determined to maintain an amicable relationship with her ex-husband Chris Martin, and it seems she's done just that. The Oscar winner and her husband of 10 years split in 2014, but the Coldplay frontman and father of her two children remains a close friend and still feels like a relative – just a different kind.
“He's like my brother,” the 43-year-old said in Glamour magazine's March issue. “We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship.”
She continued, “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.”
The couple, who are parents to daughter Apple and son Moses, even have friendly sleepovers as a family. “We're not living together, but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa,” Gwyneth revealed. “I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids.”
She added, “We'll have a weekend all together; holidays, we're together.”
The actress admitted that her biggest success is that she is able to maintain and nourish relationships, such as with her “California posse,” which includes Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson and Chelsea Handler.
"As you get older, you choose friends based on not only what feels resonant and warm but if they're bringing something to your life,” the Iron Man star explained. “My women friends are incredibly intelligent. There's no posturing, no competition.
"We help each other; we consult each other."
While Gwyneth admitted that she’s “always been very independent,” even in relationships, she does think there is an “incredible value in being married.” But for now, the actress isn’t certain that she’ll ever walk down the aisle again. “I don't know. I guess so. I mean, I believe in marriage. But I'm not even divorced yet. So give me a minute.”