The joint statement, delivered via Paltrow’s website Goop, sparked instant backlash and hilarious think pieces about what it meant to “consciously uncouple” with a spouse.
The actress recently reflected on the way she announced her divorce in a post on LinkedIn, shared with The Huffington Post. Paltrow, who joined the career social networking service on Wednesday, basically told LinkedIn she wouldn’t “consciously uncouple” via Goop again.
“Not in the same way. It sort of wouldn’t be appropriate now,” Paltrow said. “It is a much bigger business and I’m not sure it would be the right place to do something like that. I’m not sure.”
As the Hollywood heavyweight and business mogul explained, Goop’s audience used to be a lot smaller. But now that her audience has grown (and the media picks up every hilarious Goop recommendation, like that 24-karat gold, $15,000 dildo), Paltrow says ― at the very least ― she probably wouldn’t write in the first person anymore.
“It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included,” the 43-year-old said. “We were both fragile. It was really tough. To me it felt like this is a quiet way to do this and it is contained.”
Paltrow officially consciously uncoupled from Martin just a few months ago. Hopefully, we never have to write those two words again.