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Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mom, Doesn’t Understand Conscious Uncoupling

Gwyneth Paltrow and mother Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow's mother Blythe Danner didn't understand her concept of "conscious uncoupling."

Get with it, Mom! Gwyneth Paltrow infamously called her split from husband Chris Martin “conscious uncoupling,” explaining the concept back in March 2014. Now 10 months later, her actress mother Blythe Danner still doesn’t understand the idea. 

Page Six questioned the veteran stage and screen actress about her daughter’s announcement at the VIP dinner for her Sundance film I’ll See You in My Dreams earlier this week. 

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Danner, 71, began, “People make fun of this, um, what do they call it? What is that thing that they’ve been doing? Separating, but being?” 

When reminded by Page Six that the phrase was “conscious uncoupling,” she argued it was just called “conscious.” 

Related: PHOTOS: Gwyneth's bikini body

Eventually she stopped trying to defend the concept, and focused on Paltrow, 42, and her former son-in-law Martin, 37. 

Related: PHOTOS: Biggest celeb splits of 2014

“They are so smart … both incredibly brilliant,” she said of the very amicable exes, who share kids Apple, 10, and Moses, 8. “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.”

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