Gwyneth Spills the Source of 'Conscious Uncoupling'
Sorry, folks: Her Goop editorial director came up with it
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2015 10:31 AM CDT
This Jan. 11, 2014 file photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and her then-husband, singer Chris Martin at a gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – The divorce term that took the nation by storm can no longer be blamed on Gwyneth Paltrow. The actress, who appears on the cover of Fast Company's September issue, says she "had no idea" her Goop editorial director Elise Loehnen slapped the "Conscious Uncoupling" title on her 2014 post describing her split from Chris Martin, per Page Six. Fast Company explains the term "triggers eye rolls from people who see it as a pretentious substitute for divorce," but was meant to describe a peaceful breakup created by therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas. And now everyone can go back to loving Paltrow as, um, before.