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Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about her 'painful' split from Chris Martin
The 44-year-old actress and businesswoman insisted that she has used the negative experiences in her life to drive her forward, saying: "I haven't made one mistake that I haven't used as a stepping stone to get somewhere else."
Opening up about her highly-publicised split from the 40-year-old Coldplay frontman, Gwyneth went on to tell The Edit that she is "ruthless when it comes to using the hard things".
"I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive," she added, explaining that she focused on holding herself accountable and not blaming her ex-husband.
Gwyneth said that she 'milked every opportunity' in her life
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She also suffered the tragic loss of her father, Bruce Paltrow in 2002, when the director passed away at the age of 58.
Gwyneth emphasised that she has made the most of every opportunity in her life, in spite of pain and loss, saying: "The reason I feel happy today is because I've milked the f**k out of every opportunity."
The Oscar-winner looked incredible as she posed for the cover of the magazine, showcasing her youthful complexion in barely-there natural make-up.
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Gwyneth and Chris split in 2014 and continue to co-parent their two children
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She flaunted her assets in an orange string bikini with a khaki green shirt worn open over the top.
Her blonde tresses were styled into tousled beachy waves as she smiled peacefully, looking off to the side in the stunning shot.
She and Chris created a buzz of attention around their split in 2014 when they announced their "conscious uncoupling".
Since then, they have co-parented their two children amicably, and recently spent the day as a family at the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles to celebrate their daughter Apple's thirteenth birthday.