Gwyneth Paltrow learned a lot about herself through her divorce from Chris Martin

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Photographed by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Photographed by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

The Goop founder split from the Coldplay frontman in 2016 after 13 years of marriage and has said that whilst she never wanted to get divorced, she now sees their break-up as a positive thing.

"I've learned so much from something I wanted least in the world. I never wanted to get divorced. I never wanted not to be married to the father of my kids, theoretically. But I have learned more about myself through that process than I could have imagined. And because I focused on accountability, I was then able to find the most amazing man and build something that I've never had before with Brad, my husband."

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And, since embarking on her new romance with Brad Falchuk, the 'Shakespeare in Love' star has learned how to communicate during a disagreement rather than just shutting down.

"We were friends first for a long time, and once I was like, 'Are we going to date? Is this happening?' I was scared because he is a person who demands presence and intimacy and communication in a way that I just didn't know how to," she adds.

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"I like to fight by shutting down, leave the room, and he's like, 'No, absolutely not. We are sitting down, and we are figuring this out.' And demands that I am honest with myself in a way that is hard for me but which really helps me grow."

Gwyneth joked that Brad is like some kind of jiu-jitsu master and has taught her to notice her flaws so she can win and advance.

Additional source: People

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