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Gwyneth Paltrow Would Not Announce Her Conscious Uncoupling ‘In the Same Way’ Today: ‘It Wouldn’t Be Appropriate Now’

by Rachel McRady 5:33 AM PDT, September 07, 2016
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If she was splitting from Chris Martin today, Gwyneth Paltrow admits she’d handle the situation very differently.

In a new “Influencer Interview” on LinkedIn, the Goop founder, 43, opened up about her decision to announce the end of her marriage on her lifestyle website.

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“At that time, Goop wasn't the size that it is now, there were a lot less people. It was a very, very personal project for a long time and I wrote in the first person all the time, so it wasn't like a break,” the Oscar winner said. “Now if you read the content, it is not in the first person anymore. At the time, it was still very small and very personal. It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included. We were both fragile. It was really tough. To me it felt like this is a quiet way to do this and it is contained.”

So if the same option presented itself today, Paltrow says she probably wouldn’t announce the news on Goop.

“Not in the same way,” she revealed. “It sort of wouldn't be appropriate now. It is a much bigger business and I'm not sure it would be the right place to do something like that. I'm not sure.”

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But that doesn’t mean the successful businesswoman isn’t confident in her decisions. Though she often faces harsh criticism, Paltrow doesn’t let that get to her.

“When something is criticism that is not well researched, it doesn’t mean anything to me,” she said. “Criticism that is well researched, I listen to and I like…When you have an ecommerce business, no press is bad press. Everything drives people to the site, so it’s okay.”

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