Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Marriage, Gets Sexy in Pictures

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin tend to keep their marriage away from the lenses of the paparazzi, but they don’t have much of a problem opening up about their relationship in interviews.

And in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Paltrow speaks on learning the art of compromise – even when compromising means letting her career take a back seat to that of her husband’s.

“I have little kids in school,” the actress says in the interview. “I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when [Chris] comes home.”

As she advised a friend in a relationship, “This may not be feminist, but you have to compromise….Gloria Steinem may string me up by my toes, but all I can do is my best, and I can only do what works for me and my family.”
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*GALLERY BELOW: A collection of Gwyneth Paltrow in Harper’s Bazaar photographs from CNN.

The live-and-let-live philosophy is one she’s acquired as she’s grown older.

With each passing birthday, “the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get,” she says. “Life is long. I have friends who I love and admire who have had an affair. When I was younger, I would have said he’s a terrible person and she’s a terrible person. But who made these laws?”

In her own relationship, she operates from a place of persistence.

“I think you do fall in and out of love, and you just keep going,” she says. “And every time you go through a really difficult phase, you rediscover something new and it gets better. We’ve been married more than eight years now, and we’re still into it.”