As a working mom, Gwyneth Paltrow knows the challenges of balancing child rearing and managing a career. She even went as far as posing that she has it worse than other moms during an interview with E! News.
"It's much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult," Paltrow said, explaining that her flexible schedule (she tries to only shoot one movie per year) may have set up unrealistic expectations. "For me, if I miss a school run, they are like, 'Where were you?' I don't like to be the lead [in films], so I don't [have] to work every day."
She added, "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."
Paltrow and her husband of 10 years, Chris Martin, announced their split on Tuesday via a post on Paltrow's website Goop.com.
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple wrote. "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."