Gwyneth Paltrow says children 'ruin' marriages but reveals being 'lonely' before birth of daughter Apple
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that having children "ruins" marriages. However, she also acknowledged that she felt "profoundly lonely" before the birth of her daughter Apple. The 50-year-old actress confessed that after having children, relationships are never the same. She and her ex-husband, Chris Martin, are parents to two children, Moses, 16, and Apple, 18.
"It's hard on a relationship. Like I’ve looked back now on like the data set of parents with young kids and it just, ruins the relationship," the Oscar winner joked to Katy Perry during the Tuesday, January 10, episode of her 'Goop' podcast. "It's really hard!" she added laughing.
The 38-year-old 'California Gurls' singer, who has a 2-year-old daughter named Daisy Dove with her fiancé Orlando Bloom seemed to agree but added that both parties must do their part. "I think if both people in the relationship are willing to do the work then it’s going to be so much easier," the Grammy winner stated. "But if one person thinks they don’t have any work to do then it’s going to be really challenging." Perry is also stepmom to the 'Lord of the Rings' star's son, Flynn, 12, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
However, Paltrow continued by acknowledging that she had been "profoundly lonely" prior to giving birth to her first child, daughter Apple, in 2004. "I never felt lonely again after I had her [Apple], and I had felt profoundly lonely in my life." Perry agreed, stating that she had "felt really lost" before giving birth to Daisy.
The actress and Coldplay vocalist, Martin, divorced in 2014, after ten years of marriage. She then went on to date Brad Falchuk, whom she later married in September 2018 after making their relationship public in April 2015.
The entrepreneur also discussed her practice of rekindling friendships after breakups in the podcast. "I really believe in conscious uncoupling," the 'Shakespeare in Love' star explained, referencing the term she popularised during her divorce from Martin. "When you spend meaningful time with someone," she once wrote on Instagram, "It's nice to have it morph into friendship. I don't want to have bad blood with anyone, ever (if I can help it)."