Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Chris Martin and Why She Likes Taylor Swift for 11-Year-Old Daughter Apple

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Her Favorite Song
Gwyneth Paltrow
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04/14/2016 AT 08:45 PM EDT

When Chris Martin is your ex, how could a Coldplay song not be on your list of favorites?

While Gwyneth Paltrow might share two children and an exceptionally friendly relationship with the band's leading man following their conscious uncoupling, she revealed in a SiriusXM interview on Thursday that she actually found comfort in the Coldplay's song "Everything's Not Lost," before ever meeting Martin.

"He wrote this song before I met him, and I think another reason it's sad for me is my father had just died when this album came out, and we used to listen to it kind of on repeat," Paltrow, 43, told John Benjamin Hickey on his series "My Favorite Song". "This album was kind of getting my brother and I through that death."

Commenting on Martin's songwriting genius, Paltrow also shared a personal story, telling Hickey about a time when the singer/songwriter finished a song "in like three minutes."



"This one time I was making dinner … and the kids were in bed, and he was telling me that someone had asked him to write a song for somebody else," she dished. "Then all of a sudden he got a really weird look in his eye and he was like 'I'll be right back,' and he went up to the piano and literally three to five minutes later he said, 'Will you come up and listen to this?' He had written this song called Paradise, from beginning to end, with all the lyrics."

While her father may be a skilled musician, the pair's 11-year-old daughter Apple prefers the sounds of Taylor Swift – something Paltrow fully supports.

"She's very savvy, she keeps her clothes on, she writes her music, she has good values," the actress said about the pop star. "She's a good girl."


With Paltrow backing her daughter's love for Swift, we've got to imagine Martin is just as on board, as the Goop founder has been vocal about their parenting methods, and remaining close for the sake of their children.

"It's like we are still a family, but not a couple," she recently told Marie Claire Australia "I think we are better as friends than we were [married]. We are very close and supportive of one another.

"It hasn't always been easy for us because you have good days and bad days as you do in life with anything, but I feel lucky because Chris has been willing to push himself for the sake of the kids and help me co-create this new family."
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