It's always depressing when Hollywood power couples find themselves moving on from each other, but it softens the blow to know that they still make an awesome team. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are just such an example, as the actress admits that her ex-husband is now more like a brother to her since 'consciously uncoupling'.

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow maintains a strong bond with the father of her children

When celebrity marriages break-up, the word 'amicably' is thrown in there more often than not; a word that usually only fuels the cynic within us. However, Paltrow and Martin appear to be truly still amicable, baffling the media with photos of the pair taking vacations and day trips together with their children Apple, 11, and Moses, 9, in the months following their separation.

'The ideal is to stay married. But if you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore - what is this new family and who am I in it?' She said in an interview with Glamour magazine. 'Chris is a great ex-husband because he's a very, very willing partner in how to do that. We're constantly putting aside our own stuff and trying to reimagine something that we don't personally have an example for.'

The 'Iron Man' actress previously opened up to the public about how she felt when she realised that her marriage was over; a concept unfamiliar to her having grown up with long-term married couples all around her - including Chris Martin's and her own parents.

Paltrow also admits that they still spend lots of time together for the sake of their children, including sleeping over at each other's houses. 'Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school', she recalls, adding that she also sleeps at his home in Malibu. 'We'll have a weekend all together; holidays, we're together. We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. He's like my brother.'

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In fact, their relationship is still so strong that she's even appeared on Coldplay's latest album 'A Head Full of Dreams', singing a harmony on track 4, 'Everglow', and even offering lyrical content based on her feelings following the death of her father in 2002. 'I was so traumatized by his death; one of the things that surprised me so much was how the world kept going in its complete flurry of events. I couldn't reconcile it, I was so devastated, and my heart was so broken', she said. 'I would say that concept inspired Chris. Then he said, "Will you come and sing?" So I went.'

Paltrow and Martin announced their plans to separate (or, in her exact words, 'consciously uncouple') via her website Goop in 2014, and filed for divorce a year later.