Gwyneth Paltrow Took Her Kids and Ex-Husband On Her Honeymoon

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Just over three months since marrying writer and director Brad Falchuk, actress Gwyneth Paltrow headed to the set of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about her very unconventional honeymoon.

“It was a very modern honeymoon,” the 46-year-old said on Wednesday (Jan. 9) about the trip that she took over Christmas to the Maldives. “Oh, just great conversation and lots of kids. It was great. We had such a good time.”

Indeed, not only did Paltrow bring her ex-husband Chris Martin but also brought along their kids Apple and Moses. Falchuk also brought his two kids from a previous marriage. The blending of these families seems to be working wonderfully at the moment, and something that Paltrow deems to be very important.

“We just wanted to minimize the pain for the kids,” she noted. “They just want to see their parents around the dinner table, basically, so we try to keep that.”

Indeed, Paltrow looks and sounds like she is in a much better place than she once was, not too long ago.

“It’s bizarre to think back on,” Paltrow says in a recent interview about starting a new life following her divorce.

“I had such a different life then. I was completely burned out. I had done 40 films in a decade, and even though there were aspects of it that were incredible, it was also pretty lonely. I was on the road alone a lot. And I had my daughter and I thought, I don’t want to do that anymore.”

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.