Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and husband Chris Martin were separating.

In a blog post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling," Paltrow wrote, "We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."

Paltrow did not define "conscious uncoupling," which raised hackles on the web.

An interview that Paltrow did with EOnline.com before she announced the separation was equally strange as she lamented her career as a wealthy actress compared to someone who works an "office job."

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," stated Paltrow.

"When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult," added Paltrow. "I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

According to USA Today, Paltrow has never had an "office job." She is the daughter of Hollywood director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. Growing up, she went to private schools and has been an actress since she was 18.

Sources: Goop.com, Wikipedia, USA Today, EOnline.com