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Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her relationship with former husband, Chris Martin. The Iron Man actress and the Coldplay singer have maintained a close bond for their two children, Apple and Moses.

While speaking during a Cannes Lions discussion with Stephen Sakur, Paltrow said: "My children know that we're in a loving family. And I adore their father even though we're not in a romantic relationship."

"I'm very proud of us for the way that - as anyone who has been divorced knows - we have had to put aside an awful lot to stay a family for the sake of the children. Sometimes it's quite tough on a personal level," she added.

"I felt that it was a way of controlling scrutiny," the 43-year-old continued. "It was such a difficult time in our lives and I think we thought that if we put it on our own platform, it was a way of controlling it."

Meanwhile, Martin revealed to The Sunday Times, how the two handled their crumbling marriage. He said: "It's always out there in the media, but I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It's a divorce, but it's a weird one. You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble."

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