Gwyneth Paltrow says it was a ''wonderful surprise'' falling in love after her divorce and admits she didn't think  it "would happen for me".

The 47-year-old actress, who parted ways from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2014 after a decade of marriage, said she feels ''very lucky'' that she's now found happiness with her current husband Brad Falchuk. 

''It was a wonderful surprise. I didn't necessarily think that falling in love again would happen for me," Paltrow told HEAT! magazine.

''I think when it happens to you when you're a bit older, you place a value and an importance on it that you don't when you're in your 20s, because at that age you don't know the difference yet. I've been very lucky," she added.

Paltrow wed Brad Falchuk in 2018

Paltrow also praised her and Chris' children, Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, for how well they have adapted to having to stay at home over the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic and ad its she loves spending time with them.

She said: ''At first I was thinking, 'Oh my goodness, what do we do?'

''I was worried it would be very difficult for my teenagers because we're all so used to having our lives and our freedoms the way we have them and for teenagers to be told, OK, no going out, no parties, no skateboarding in the skate park, anything like that. It's quite a change.

''But honestly they have been so wonderful during this time."

"They really took the lead about being responsible with their schoolwork and what I loved most was the long, lingering dinner conversations that we had every night.

''I'm very proud of them for how they've dealt with this," she said.

Paltrow has two children with her ex-husband Chris Martin

Paltrow recently revealed how she went to a holistic dentist who taught her and her two children how to ''heal'' following her split for Martin.