Blythe Danner is “so proud” of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin for making their conscious uncoupling work so well.
The former couple announced the end of their ten-year marriage in 2014. They are parents to 11-year-old daughter Apple and nine-year-old son Moses, and Gwyneth’s mother Blythe revealed the estranged pair always put their children first in every situation.
“They have this extraordinary relationship,” Blythe said during an appearance on UK show Lorraine on Monday (15Feb16). “The kids come first. Their support of one another I think is – you know, this isn’t just ‘la di da positive’, this is absolutely truthful – they had this conscious uncoupling which some people question and say well ‘what’s that?’ They’ve made it work. The kids come first, the family comes first, we do Christmas and holidays. I’m really proud of them, they’ve made it work so well.”
Since becoming a mother, Gwyneth has taken a step back from the acting world, apart from a few appearances in movies such as the Iron Man franchise and the television series Glee.
However, Blythe is hopeful that when her children are older, Gwyneth will throw herself back into her acting work wholeheartedly.
“I’ve learned a lot from her – she’s an extraordinary mother and such a brilliant actress,” Blythe said. “I’m hoping that as the children get older that she will come back to it because to me there’s no-one like her – she can do anything.”
Blythe, 73, can next be seen in movie I’ll See You in My Dreams, which marks her first lead role.
The film tells the story of a woman finding love later in life, following the death of her husband. It mirrors reality for Blythe, whose husband Bruce died 13 years ago.
Following Bruce’s death, Coldplay frontman Chris wrote Fix You for Gwyneth, and Blythe became emotional as she spoke about just how much the emotive song means to her family.
“I’m going to start getting… (struggles to hold back tears),” she said. “That just moves me so that he wrote that for her. Because he met her soon after (Bruce) died, it was a beautiful, beautiful tribute.”
I’ll See You in My Dreams is out in cinemas now, on Digital Download from 22nd February and DVD from 29th February.
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