Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s February issue (on newsstands January 13). In the interview, Paltrow talks about the business, the breakup, and the backlash.

Gwyneth Paltrow Quotes

On her breakup with ex Chris Martin: “There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall.”

On her current relationship with Martin: “We’ve worked really fucking hard to get to [this] point. But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice. I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.”

On entrepreneurship: “I know what I want to do, and I’m going to do it. I don’t care so much about the men, but I wish that women were slightly more understanding of other women. A lot of women reporters try to pit me against other women doing entrepreneurial things. There’s room for everybody.”