Gwyneth: I 'Don't Come From a Culture of Divorce'
'I am from a tribe of people who stay married'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2015 3:53 PM CST
This Jan. 11, 2014 file photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and her husband, singer Chris Martin at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Chris Martin isn't the only one opening up about his marriage recently. Gwyneth Paltrow also had something to say on the matter during the Pearl xChange conference Sunday. An audience member at a Q&A asked Paltrow what part of her life turned out differently than she'd planned, the New York Daily News reports. "My marriage," Paltrow replied. "I am from a tribe of people who stay married. My parents stayed married until my dad died," and most of her friends and family have similarly remained married, she said. "I really don't come from a culture of divorce at all and I had very high hopes for what my life could be like."

"I think that it was very difficult for me that I couldn't do that and that I wasn't able to be married to the father of my children for the rest of my life," she continued. "It was very challenging for me in terms of having to re-assess what that said about me, ideas that I had about that kind of failure." But, she noted, "Luckily my ex-husband is an incredibly good ex-husband and an amazing dad." (Click to see what Martin had to say.)