She just recently got married, opened a new store in London, and posed for the cover of Glamour UK Digital Issue. Gwyneth Paltrow’s life isn’t too bad at the moment, one might say.
The 46-year-old actress and founder of Goop opened up about her second marriage (she tied the knot with producer Brad Falchuk earlier this month) and how she’s facing life from a different perspective these days, saying she felt “very optimistic” about the future, too.
“It’s fantastic. I feel so lucky and I am so grateful. It’s different to be in your mid-40s; do it again and bring all your experience, your pain, your happiness, suffering — everything. It’s very heartening,” she said of her marriage to Falchuk. Paltrow and Falchuk married in a secret ceremony in the Hamptons, and she says he is the one responsible for her newfound warmth and energy.
The Hollywood star’s first husband was Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin, from whom she famously “consciously uncoupled” back in 2014. They share two children, 14-year-old daughter Apple and 12-year-old son Moses. Paltrow also gushed about her daughter and said that, even though it was hard to keep with Apple’s Generation Z knowledge, she helped her with all sorts of decisions.
“She really is my focus group; I am always asking her opinion about this or that. She represents that Gen Z generation, I don’t know half the things she talks about, but I try to keep up with her!” the proud mother said.
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When was this photo taken? 1940? ‘50? ‘70? Last summer? It’s this timeless beauty’s birthday today. She was born with endless gifts – big blue eyes, a brain and heart overflowing with curiosity, generosity and possibility and those heartbreakingly long legs that go on and on – but she never rests on any of them. Gwyneth, you are the hardest working person I know. From your first cup of coffee in the morning to your last cup of whiskey at night. From the gym to the office to homework at the kitchen table. You give us all of you, all the time. And always with a smile (well, almost always). Maybe that’s why, even though you are the best person ever, you keep getting better every year. Happy birthday, Love.
But her post-wedding glow isn’t only due to her husband. Paltrow is also a huge advocate for wellness, and she reinforced the idea that Goop believes in “non-toxic beauty” — and by that, she means chemical-free products that are good for both your skin and your soul. Goop started as a wellness newsletter that Paltrow set up in 2008, and it’s grown to a full-fledged, multi-faceted brand ever since.
However, the business has gotten its fair share of bad press, too. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the actress hit back at claims that the lifestyle brand dwells in “pseudoscience” in an interview with the BBC. Goop often faces criticism for promoting and/or selling treatments and products that lack scientific basis and aren’t recognized by western medicine as helpful, but Paltrow says it is “important to keep going.”
“Women get a lot of push-back and a lot of criticism in a way men don’t. You cannot be defeated. You have to keep your eye on the prize and keep going, especially in a company like this, where I really feel that we are moving culture forward,” she added.