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Gwyneth Paltrow: Coldplay got me through my dad's death

Gwyneth Paltrow: Coldplay got me through my dad's death

Gwyneth Paltrow says Coldplay got her "through the death" of her father.

The Goop founder - who split from the band's lead singer Chris Martin after 12 years of marriage - believes the group's song 'Everything's Not Lost' helped her cope with the loss of her father Bruce in 2002.

In an interview with SiriusXM, she said: "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 ... especially this song at the end. This album was kind of getting my brother and I through that death."

Meanwhile, the 43-year-old actress previously admitted she and Chris - with whom she has Apple, 11, and Moses, 10 - are "better as friends".

She explained: "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. It's like we are still a family, but not a couple."