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Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about split with Chris Martin, advice to children

By Karen Butler
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about split with Chris Martin, advice to children
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed what she told her son and daughter about her and their dad Chris Martin's "conscious uncoupling." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she and her children are focusing on what they know to be real, rather than what the media says about her split from their father Chris Martin.

The film star/lifestyle blogger and the Coldplay frontman married in 2003 and share two kids -- daughter Apple, 11, and son Moses, 9. The couple announced they were "consciously uncoupling" in March 2014 and have since divorced.

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People magazine reported the actress spoke candidly Friday at the #BlogHer15 conference in New York about what it was like to be at the center of a high-profile breakup and how that impacted her children.

She recalled telling them: "You know Daddy and I are famous and there's going to be a lot of stuff out there. I can't control what you'll see. But you know what's real and how much we love you."

Paltrow went on to say her savvy son and daughter "understand the difference between the inside and the outside world."

So, does the actress herself pay any attention to what's being said about her and Martin in gossip magazines or on the Internet?

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"I definitely don't read any tabloids," she said. "You really have to find a way to separate the words of people you respect -- stranger or not, but respectful content, positive or negative -- and people who are just in pain and projecting their own [expletive] onto you."

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