First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes….waiting to cohabitate? Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, who wed producer Brad Falchuk September 29 in the Hamptons, is seemingly in no rush to move in with her new husband. But there’s a very good reason for their unconventional choice: both newlyweds want to respect their children.
The pair seems to be writing their own rulebook when it comes to raising their blended family—which includes living separately for the time being.
“We are still doing it in our own way,” Paltrow told WSJ Magazine. “With teenage kids, you’ve got to tread lightly. It’s pretty intense, the teenage thing.” (Probably smart to avoid a house full of teenagers, TBH.)
Paltrow took on the role of stepmother after welcoming Falchuk’s two children from a previous marriage, Brody and Isabella, into her own family. But, the Avengers: Infinity War actress, who shares teenagers Apple and Moses with former husband Chris Martin, admitted that she’s taking her new parenting situation a day at a time.
“I’ve never been a stepmother before,” she confessed. “I don’t know how to do it.”
Whatever they’re doing seems to be working, though. A source via US Weekly reports that Paltrow and Falchuk “have blended their families in such a great way.” “The kids all really are liking each other,” the insider added.
As for raising her own offspring, Paltrow has had a stellar support system—Martin himself, who’s remained incredibly close to his ex-wife after their “conscious uncoupling” in 2014. US Weekly reports that the Coldplay frontman even takes over a room in Paltrow’s California home when she’s away to spend time with their children.
Despite their separate living arrangements, Paltrow and Falchuk still see their fair share of one another. Exhibit A: both recently wrapped up work on The Politician, a new television series starring Paltrow and co-written by her husband.