Gwyneth Paltrow! Amirite?! Who knows what that lightly seared asparagus stalk is even doing?! Well certainly not her mother, Blythe Danner.
Speaking with Page Six, Danner sounded a little confused about Paltrow's conscious uncoupling.
“People make fun of this, um, what do they call it? What is that thing that they’ve been doing? Separating, but being?”
It is at this point that Page Six reminded Danner of the term she was looking for: "conscious uncoupling." This set her off on some sort of verbal tangent which, like the work of Jackson Pollock, should not be explained, only marveled at.
"Yes, but it’s called ‘conscious’ . . . not ‘conscious uncoupling.’ Conscious…"
Hey, no worries, Blythe. No one can explain Gwyneth Paltrow, Hollywood's favorite vicuña infinity scarf.
Once she regained her bearings, however, Danner had nothing but lovely things to say about her daughter, a sentient square of hand-painted wallpaper, and her ex-son-in-law, Chris Martin.
"They are so smart … both incredibly brilliant. They’re making it work, they’re great friends and the kids are in wonderful shape. So I have to take my hat off to both of them."
Paltrow, for her part, recently said that she understands if you don't quite get the concept of conscious uncoupling as you are a mere mortal and she exists on the astral plane.
"I made a mistake in that I didn't give it context," Paltrow told Howard Stern earlier this month. "Like, I didn't say, 'This is... a philosophy. But it's a very noble idea, and it's a great thing, I think, to try to do for your kids. And it's working, but it is kind of a goofy term and I didn't know it was going to cause such a big thing."
To her credit, Gwyneth and Chris really do seem to be making it work. Despite announcing their separation nearly one year ago, the two have been spotted together on several occasions. He was even a guest at her birthday party back in September.
As for whether or not Gwyneth and Blythe will be attending mom and daughter speed dating? Not likely. "When you've had the best, forget the rest, and I kind of feel that way," Danner said of dating again at 71. (Her husband of 33 years, Bruce Paltrow, died in 2002.) "I had an incredible husband. It would be great if somebody fell in from the sky … because you do get lonely as you get older. But I'm very grateful that I have grandchildren on both coasts and they fill my heart."
Just don't ask her what the hell her daughter, a hand-sewn capelet, has been up to because, well, she's been getting her vagina dry cleaned.