Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealing that she and her husband, TV producer Brad Falchuck, live separately for half of the week. The news, while head-scratching, isn’t all that shocking considering the Avengers star has a long history of unorthodox relationships.
In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Paltrow said that since marrying Falchuck in September 2018, they have been spending three nights a week apart. The couple has two separate homes, not too far away from each other, and according to Paltrow, they “wouldn’t change a thing.”
This is hardly the first time Paltrow has taken the path less traveled when it comes to marriage. In 2014, Paltrow and ex-husband Chris Martin announced their split by coining the term “conscious uncoupling”, which was met by overwhelming mockery from the public. Paltrow continued her nontraditional ways in her marriage to Falchuck. After their wedding, the pair chose to honeymoon with their respective children – as well as Chris Martin and his girlfriend, Dakota Johnson. Now, the 46-year-old actress has revealed yet another, um, quirky relationship move.
“All my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn’t change a thing,” she told the Times about her living situation. Paltrow adds that her intimacy coach, Michaela Boehm, supports the decision. The arrangement may very well be ideal for some, but it’s certainly not financially viable for the average couple.
To each their own, especially when it comes to something as personal as marriage. Though it is probably good to remember that the only reason Paltrow and her husband are able to pull off living in separate houses half the time is that they can afford two houses, so it’s probably not something most couples are going to be able to pull off, even if they wanted to.