Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks She Broke the Internet First, Is She Dissing Kim Kardashian?

Nov 12, 2015 09:00 AM EST | By Kathleen Nava

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Gwyneth Paltrow is fully aware of the jokes surrounding her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin. In fact, she thinks it broke the internet first.

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NYC Novdember 10, the 43-year-old GOOP founder claims that when she dropped the unique terminology in her separation announcement, “we like broke the f***ing internet.” So much for Kim Kardashian‘s full frontal nude shot in Paper magazine where she actively – and successfully – went after that goal!

Paltrow and the 38-year-old Coldplay frontman announced in March 2014 that they were "consciously uncoupling" after 10 years of marriage. The term was first developed by bestselling author Katherine Woodward Thomas, and is a five-week program that helps couples split in an amicable way.

“When I was announcing my husband and I were separating and we were trying to follow this specific way of doing it, and the philosophy is conscious uncoupling and we like broke the f***ing internet,” Gwyneth revealed during The Goop Q&A with Katie Couric and Lisa Gersh.

“It’s such a hard time personally and then you have this added layer of all this criticism.”

Kim Kardashian first revealed her bare behind when she went full frontal for Paper in November 2014, nine months after Gwyneth's unique announcement.

The actress continued: "Then when you look back you go, 'Well, this is actually kind of a good thing to talk back, introducing in some way.' Like, what if you could break up in a way where you remain a family even though you're not a couple? And what would be that effect on your children and your community? Even though we did it in an inelegant way - because it was such an emotional time and we didn't give it as much context and didn't explain [that it] wasn't something that I was inventing - it was already an established theory."

Before her announcement people had never heard the term “conscious uncoupling” in a celebrity split announcement. But despite the many jokes being made over the somewhat haughty term, it’s now become part of the vocabulary. So maybe Gwyneth got the last laugh after all.

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