In an interview with Good Morning America Friday, the Baggage Claim star said she's been "doing really well" since their separation, but added, "I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it's been a year of growth. Lots of healing, learning about all new things. But, I've come out of it stronger and my son's happy."
After nine years of marriage, the high school sweethearts separated in February 2014, with Paula going on to file for divorce that October. The couple has one child together, 4-year-old Julian.
"I feel like everything happens for a reason, and then you have to move on and grow from there," she continued. As for what's gotten her through their break-up, Paula said, "It's being grateful for what you have. It's so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things, but usually the positive in your life outweighs that and you have to just be thankful for what you have right now and that's what I try to work on."
"My son also helps me with that," she continued. "The thing is you can't wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they're so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy."
Work seems to be keeping Paula happy as well. Aside from working on new projects Warcraft and Runner, she was tapped as the new face of Ellen Tracy and is starring in the company's campaigns.