In her February cover story for Harper’s BAZAAR, actress and Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow reveals that she and her television producer husband, Brad Falchuk, moved in together this past summer—after a year of marriage.
The Internet went into a full frenzy last year when Paltrow revealed to The Sunday Times that though she and Falchuk wed in September 2018, the pair did not immediately move in together.
Paltrow jokes to BAZAAR that now that the two are finally cohabiting, she cheekily deems, their “sex life was over.” Relatable.
Paltrow treated the media frenzy over the pair’s choice to initially live separately as a prime moment to analyze why their choice struck such a chord with couples. (This is the woman who coined the term conscious uncoupling, after all.)
“I thought it was really interesting how resonant that was for people,” comments Paltrow. “One of my best friends was like, ‘That is my dream. Don’t ever move in.’”
According to Paltrow’s previous Times interview, the newly married couple would dedicate four nights a week to spend together but continue to keep separate Los Angeles homes.
Falchuk would spend nights at his home with his children from his previous marriage on the days he wouldn’t be with Paltrow and her children with Coldplay front man Chris Martin.
The wellness guru goes on to explain that she sees spending time apart—even while married—as a way to help maintain a bit of mystery and intrigue within a relationship.
“I think it certainly helps with preserving mystery and also preserving the idea that this person has their own life,” says Paltrow. “So this is something I’m trying to remain aware of now as we merge together.”