Gwyneth Paltrow Interview Marie Claire 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin: It's "the Relationship We Were Meant to Have"
- On her breakup with Chris Martin: "There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn't do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn't allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall."
- On her current relationship with Chris: "We've worked really f*cking hard to get to [this] point. But we're very, very close, and it's so nice. I feel like it's, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have."
- On her business aspirations: "I know what I want to do, and I'm going to do it. I don't care so much about the men, but I wish that women were slightly more understanding of other women. A lot of women reporters try to pit me against other women doing entrepreneurial things. There's room for everybody."
- On productivity: "I'm in meetings with investment bankers, VC firms, private equity firms — you name it, across the board, men. Women in 30 minutes can get more accomplished than men in two hours."