Gwyneth Paltrow Opened Up To Kelly Clarkson About Learning To Co-Parent After Her Divorce From Chris Martin

"We made a commitment early on to be a family, even though we weren't a couple."

Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Clarkson got candid this week in a conversation about divorce, remarriage, and co-parenting during an interview on Kelly's talk show.

During the Kelly Clarkson Show segment, Kelly asked Gwyneth about her second marriage to Brad Falchuk and wondered if it was difficult for her to move on after her divorce from Chris Martin.

Kelly Clarkson speaking and gesturing on The Kelly Clarkson Show

"Allowing myself to learn the lessons that I needed to learn from my divorce, and then being able to really do that work on myself, and then open myself up again," the Iron Man actor went on. "My husband — he requires that kind of presence and intimacy, and it was really hard for me."

The two went on to discuss co-parenting, with Kelly saying, "Divorce is hard on people, but it's hardest on the kids."

Clarkson with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and their children at a press event

As for Gwyneth's advice on the matter, she said she and her ex-husband "made a commitment early on to be a family, even though we weren't a couple."

Gwyneth Paltrow smiling at a press event

Gwyneth explained that, after her split, she "talked to a lot of children of divorce" and asked them how best to navigate co-parenting with an ex-husband.

"Everybody had the same thing, which was just, 'I wanted my parents to be friends and like each other,'" she said.

Paltrow on The Kelly Clarkson Show

In an interview with Drew Barrymore in September last year, Gwyneth got brutally honest about her co-parenting experience, saying, "some days it's not as good as it looks."

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, and kids

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