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Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck attended the fashion show. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow is never one for the conventional, you just have to read any number of her wellness tips from Goop to understand they’re often unexpected and at times, polarising. Her next serving of advice however makes a case for staying friends with your exes. During a Q+A on Instagram stories the actress was asked if she is on good terms with her former partners.

She responded, writing, “Pretty much. I really believe in conscious uncoupling. When you spend meaningful time with someone, it’s nice to have it morph into friendship. I don’t want to have bad blood with anyone, ever (if I can help it.)”

Paltrow’s exes include Chris Martin (they share two children, daughter Apple Martin, 18, and son Moses Martin, 16), Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt who she famously dated between 1994 and 1997. Paltrow and Pitt reunited in June for an interview on Goop where they reflected on their early relationship.

“Oh man, everything works out, doesn’t it?,” he asked during the conversation, to which the actress replied, “Yes, it does. I finally found the Brad I was supposed to marry. It just took me 20 years.”

“And I do love you,” he noted to his friend. Paltrow responded, “I love you so much.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt (Photo by Terry McGinnis/WireImage)

The actress and wellness queen is now married to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk who she wed in 2018. She’s no stranger to sharing advice to her own children either. On her new Netflix series Sex, Love & Goop, Paltrow revealed she tells her children to approach sex by staying “close to your own truth”.

“I think the main thing that nobody ever tells you, is you have to stay really close to your own truth and you have to stay really in integrity with that truth. Because when you are in a relationship and you are not being your full self, you are sublimating things or you are white knuckling through something, and I think it can be pretty damaging to how you feel about yourself,” she added. “I will always just encourage my children to really listen to themselves, listen to their instincts, listen if something feels right, and to act from that place.”