Gwyneth Paltrow on marriage to Chris Martin: “There are times when I think it would have been better if we had stayed married”

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The Oscar-winning actress confessed to Harper’s Bazaar UK that their journey as a couple was strewn with good and not so good moments, but that after their breakup they remained very close.

“We’ve made a lot of mistakes, and we’ve had good days and bad days, but I have to say, I’m proud of us for working through so much stuff together – and not blaming and shaming,” she told the mag.

“Of course, there are times when I think it would have been better if we had stayed married, which is always what your children want. But we have been able to solidify this friendship, so that we’re really close,” she added.

The 42-year-old actress, who met the Coldplay frontman when he was 25 and she was almost 30, also talked about the beginning of their relationship.

“Too young,” she said. “Men are very young at that age, and I was relying on him very heavily and I really expected him to keep being this grown man and pillar of strength – which he was and is – but it’s also quite an unfair set of criteria to give to someone who’s just 25 years old.”

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Rumors that the two may consider “consciously recoupling” surfaced in November when an insider told Sunday People that “the chances of there being a happy reconciliation are very high.”

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation last March after being married for more than a decade.

They have two children together, Apple and Moses.