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Gwyneth Paltrow on happiness after divorce: 'I feel like it's the relationship we were meant to have'

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After their split last year Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are on great terms.

In an interview with Marie Claire to be published on the January 13, the 42-year-old actress and entrepreneur opened up about how their family have coped with the split after their 11-year marriage.

"We've worked really f***ing hard to get to [this] point. But we're very, very close, and it's so nice. I feel like it's, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have."

She explained that the split was inevitable as she was losing sight of how to be herself.

"There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn't do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn't allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall."

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Gwyneth also spoke out about the need for women to support one another while going through difficult times: "I think we are all genuinely doing our best, it's hard to have children and a career, and all some women seem to do is judge other women's choices."

"I find that demoralizing and unhelpful. Where is the wisdom coming out of this situation? I don't see where this is getting us anywhere in terms of a cultural discussion."

Alongside starring in new film Mortdecai alongside Ewan McGregor and Johnny Depp, Gwyneth continues to run her lifestyle site, Goop. She believes that women are more efficient in business than men, and that she shouldn't have to apologise for her success.

"I'm in meetings with investment bankers, VC firms, private equity firms—you name it, across the board, men. Women in 30 minutes can get more accomplished than men in two hours."

And we can expect to see her go from strength to strength after a change for the better.

Words: Victoria Gray, Images: Rex Features/Goop

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