Gwyneth Paltrow Consciously Uncouples From the Phrase 'Consciously Uncoupled' ... But You're Welcome Anyway

Gwyneth Paltrow may never live down calling her divorce a "conscious uncoupling." But she's found a good way to spin it. Paltrow says she had "no idea" her letter was titled "Conscious Uncoupling" ... but she'll happily take credit for how obsessed we all became over it.


Is it me, or is Paltrow consciously uncoupling herself from the phrase consciously uncoupling?

As Paltrow tells Fast Company, "When I announced that I was separating on the website, [editorial director Elise Loehnen] titled the piece 'Conscious Uncoupling' and I had no idea." See? She's not responsible for that. I mean ... haha, it's not like it was an announcement regarding a MAJOR LIFE CHANGE or anything. 

Yeah no. She had "no idea" up until the moment her editor ran it past her before going live. You don't publish a headline for your celebrity boss's divorce announcement until you get her approval. 

But hey, Paltrow is the boss, so she gets to take credit for what she wants and hand off responsibility for what she doesn't.

And she sure has since embraced the phrase. She's advocated the practice in interviews. Gwyneth Paltrow IS conscious uncoupling. She is the shining example of the right way to divorce, down to having brunch with her ex-husband even when she hates him because they're still family. That's what it means to uncouple consciously. 

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In fact, now when you search for her divorce announcement, what you'll find in its place is an informative article on the concept of conscious uncoupling by therapists Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherri Sami. It's no longer about her personal story. Now it's about enlightening us all to this better path.

So of course Paltrow didn't mind all the mocking that happened in the wake of her announcement. "When something like that happens, I think everybody is like, 'Oh, shit,'" she tells Fast Company. "I just tell them that I think we are creating interesting discussions," Paltrow says. Which is a great attitude to have, actually. 

Just like her famous attitude about divorce. Which she's now distancing herself from. But in a loving, embracing way. Got it?


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