Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have remained close for their childrenREUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/Johannes Eisele

Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that her former husband, Chris Martin is like a "brother" to her. The Iron Man actress and Martin, who were married for over ten years, have maintained a close relationship for their two children, Apple and Moses.

In March 2014, Paltrow posted a message titled "Conscious Uncoupling" on her lifestyle website, Goop, announcing that she and the 37-year-old Coldplay frontman were separating. She told Today's Matt Lauer about the split: "I unwittingly created a whole sort of hoopla with my choice of words. It wasn't my words actually. I was sort of following a theory."

"He's like my brother. I'm really close to him," she said. "We're a family. Even though we're not in a romantic relationship, we're a true family and we like to do things to reinforce that we're a family for the children [and] for each other."

Meanwhile, during an interview with NME, Martin revealed the former couple's top priority was always their children. He said: "If you have kids and they start reading about their parents not liking each other, that's not good. We just spent a long time trying to maintain a friendship so there wouldn't have to be any kind of battle."

"Of course, village gossip, we all like to know what everyone's up to ... But once you start being in it you realise, well, this isn't really based on any truth.Especially if you go through a big break-up, there's no point reading about it. There's just no good gonna come from it," he added.

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