The Goop founder shares her kids with ex-husband Chris Martin and though the pair aren’t together anymore, they do whatever they can to make their little ones happy. The former couple was married from 2003 to 2016.
“I’m very, very lucky that I have a partner who’s willing to do it with me in a really collaborative way,” the Shallow Hal star told her fans at the #BlogHer15 conference in August 2018. “I’m really for Chris and he’s really for me and our children are our priority.”
When Gwyneth and Chris “consciously uncoupled” in 2016, she talked to her kids about how their lives were going to change. One thing she told them was that she “can’t control” what they see in the media. But they should know “what’s real” and how much their parents “love” them. Ultimately, the actress wanted Apple and Moses to “understand the difference between the inside and the outside world.”
With Gwyn as their mom and the Coldplay frontman as their dad, the brother-sister duo has learned how to adjust to life in the spotlight. Sometimes, Apple teases her mom on social media when Gwyn posts a picture of her without her permission.
“Mom, we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent,” Apple jokingly wrote on Instagram after the star shared a snap of the two on a ski trip in March 2019. However, it’s moments like those that Gwyn loves the most because enjoys how “smart” and “hilarious” her children are.
“They can talk. They can sort of muse about things. It’s the greatest,” the Emma star dished on the Today show in February 2019, jokingly adding, “I mean, yeah, they can be kind of d—ks once in a while.” But even though her kids get on her nerves, Gwyn wouldn’t trade her family time for anything in the world.
In addition to Apple and Moses, Gwyn is the doting stepmom of two kids. Her stepchildren, Brody and Isabella, came into her life when she married Brad Falchuk in 2018. The Glee producer shares his son and daughter with his ex-wife, Suzanne Bukinik.
Gwyn opened up about her “beautiful” role as a stepmother in March 2021, revealing she’s “learned so much about” herself in the process. “I love them,” the Shakespeare in Love actress gushed to People.
“It’s funny because when I became a stepmother, when I knew I was going to become a stepmother, I was like, ‘S—t, I have no idea how to do this. There’s nothing to read. What do I do? Where do I step in? Where do I not? Like, how do I do this?'” she recalled. “It’s been a really interesting challenge for me.”
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