Gwyneth Paltrow is once again bringing an entirely new meaning to the phrase "modern family." The Goop founder, who married American Horror Story creator Brad Falchuck last summer, famously "consciously uncoupled" from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2016. But her ex-husband isn't the only family member she kept in her life after the divorce: She is still close with his mom, Alison Martin, too.
In honor of International Women's Day on Friday, Paltrow posted a photo to Instagram of herself smiling in-between the Martin matriarch and her new mother-in-law, Nancy Falchuk. "The beauty on my left is my mother in law, #nancyfalchuk. The beauty on my right is my first mother in law #alisonmartin," she wrote. "On international women’s day, I want to express my gratitude for all of the women in my life. I love the women in my life! You are nurturers, powerhouses, brainiacs, sisters, comedians all in one. When we are sisters to each other, miracles happen."
Paltrow's fans seemed to appreciate the sentiment, and left comments along the lines of "love this!" and "you are a class act." One user seemed to be particularly inspired by the actress, writing, "You and your family are such great role models of the idea that the end of a marriage doesn’t have to mean the end of a families love for one another."
The photo is reminiscent of one Paltrow posted last year of Falchuck and Martin seated together at brunch, which she appropriately captioned "modern family."
She and Martin share two children together, and have long been outspoken about the mindfulness of their split. "What if you could break up in a way where you remain a family even though you aren't in a couple? And what would the knock-on effect be for your children and your community?" Paltrow said in 2015 of their conscious uncoupling. "Even though we did it in an inelegant way because it was an emotional time and we didn't have enough context, along with the fact that it wasn't something I was inventing as it was already an established theory, I look back and I'm really glad it happened. It opened a discussion." Class act, indeed.